Popular actor, Segun Arinze has adopted Kunle Babatunde, a student of Babs Fafunwa Millennium Secondary School, Ojodu, as his new protégé in the movie industry.
Arinze decided to mentor and nurture Kunle after the wonder-kid dazzled in Women of Owu, a stage drama presented by his school on Friday during their Literary Day.
A guest speaker during the event, Arinze described Kunle as a raw talent, who can easily be regarded as the future of acting in Nigeria.
“We don’t have kid actors in Nigeria again. It is sad because they are the set of people expected to take over from the crop of stars we have at the moment. But today, I’m glad to have discovered Kunle Babatunde, and I will do all within my reach to nurture him to the mainstream, only if he promises not to stop going to school,” Arinze stated.
Kunle openly responded by assuring the famous thespian that he will not get carried away by the razzmatazz associated with stardom, stressing that education will be his priority.
Famous female comedian cum actress, Helen Paul was also a guest motivational speaker during the event coordinated by the Ojodu Grammar School Old Students’ Association.