KORE OGI­DAN

The Punch - - AIRTIMEPLUS -

How of­ten do you travel?

I love to travel but I don’t travel very of­ten, to be hon­est. When­ever I get the chance to travel, how­ever, I like to take it.

Do you re­mem­ber your first travel ex­pe­ri­ence?

I don’t re­mem­ber pre­cisely what age I trav­elled on my first trip but I re­mem­ber that I trav­elled quite of­ten, on many sum­mer hol­i­days with my mother. What I do re­mem­ber is that my first trip was around the age of three and it was to Lon­don. There were no is­sues with se­cu­rity at the air­ports and no prob­lems in the air­plane. I re­mem­ber that as a kid on the plane once, we were shown the cock­pit, in­tro­duced to the pi­lots and shown the op­er­a­tions in the cock­pit and how the air­craft’s sys­tem worked. We were al­lowed to run around and ex­plore the plane without the judg­ment of strangers. Trav­el­ling now is not like it was back then; ev­ery­thing is dif­fer­ent.

Tell us about your most re­cent trip

I went to Jos some­time in the early part of the year and I spent about a week there. I trav­elled to shoot a film ti­tled for Uzod­inma Okpechi. Although we went in batches, I trav­elled with Bimbo Ade­moye, Ti­mini Eg­bu­son, Sam Dede, Kiki Omeili, Wole Ojo and Ben Touitou. It was my first time of go­ing (to Jos) and it was ab­so­lutely spec­tac­u­lar. When I found out I was go­ing to Jos, I was overly ex­cited be­cause I was go­ing to work and that I was go­ing to Jos, which was a new place for me, to work.

What was your jour­ney to Jos like?

We didn’t have to wait at the air­port for too long. I ar­rived at the air­port early enough to pre­pare for the flight and be­cause I was go­ing with my co-ac­tors, we got to while away time by play­ing and en­joy­ing our­selves. The flight took about one hour.

I had heard about the city from my friends who were there or had been there in the past. Also, I knew about Jos be­cause of the cri­sis there. In­ter­est­ingly, none of the bad re­marks fright­ened me enough to keep me from go­ing on the trip. As a mat­ter of fact, I got what I ex­pected from the good things I had heard about the city.

Be­cause I went at the be­gin­ning of the year, it was still rather cold, and for those of us who weren’t used to that level of cold, it was a bit of an ex­pe­ri­ence on its own. In fact, shoot­ing at

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