Actor, Sambasa Nzeribe, is determined to carve a niche for himself in Nollywood. And in an interview with Sunday Scoop, he explained why he enjoyed playing tough roles. “At some point in my career, it seemed I was being stereotyped but that does not happen anymore. I used to confidently tell my friends and family members that I could not be stereotyped. My early introduction to music and drama would not allow it. I have music in me and I would definitely get to that. In acting, I am more concerned about connecting to the stories and characters I play. I do it so well that many producers want that same ‘spice’ and ‘energy’ on their projects. A fan recently commented on social media that village-based characters fit me most. She was referring to some of my movies laced with romance, passion and drama, which were situated in villages. I smiled and showed the post to my brother, telling him the person was obviously a new fan who wasn’t around when people were saying carrying guns (in movies) suited me the most.
“I am not bothered about being stereotyped. As a matter of fact, it has been a while since I acted as a tough character. I may be considered one of the best at it but I have recently been playing more passionate roles. As an artist, I give my all to whatever role I am expected to play. I go in and don’t look back. I constantly try to outdo myself.”