Interview with Mr Bigvai Oreoluwa Jokotoye


Arinola be-inspired: My name is Oseni Islamiat Arinola, your regular host on be inspired with Arinola. On today’s session we are moving on to the entertainment industry. 

 Our guest today is a Nollywood actor who is based in California. Kindly introduce yourself sir.

Guest: I’m Bigvai Oreoluwa Jokotoye, I’m from Ajaawa/ogbomosho, Oyo state, Nigeria. I’m an actor/producer/model, I’m happily married, I relax by seeing nature, playing guitar or playstation.

Arinola be-inspired: We would like you to tell us the school you graduated from and the course studied?

Mr Bigvai: Well, at a time I was a diploma student of then University of Ado ekiti, I about crossing to my degree program when my father died, I couldn’t continue my education because mum was rich enough to me and my siblings.

Arinola be-inspired: We would like you to tell us a little of your background story

Mr Bigvai: well, it was a bit boring, I lived in the church compound as a kid and all I got was a religious training, no social life, couldn’t keep friends but I learnt how to fear .

Arinola be-inspired: Why did you decide to join the entertainment industry, what motivated you?

Mr Bigvai: I have always been an actor as a kid in the church drama group and that motivated me. So, when I couldn’t continue my education, I decided to use my talent to get what I wanted.

Arinola be-inspired: Why have you been absent from the movie industry for a while now?

Mr Bigvai: I have moved on to build my family while doing acting as a part-time job and also trying to study hard.

Arinola be-inspired: How has life been since you joined the industry and what were your expectations?

Mr Bigvai :Well, I thank GOD, I can’t complain. It’s has not been easy but GOD has been faithful, merciful.

Arinola be-inspired: What are you doing currently, career wise?

Mr Bigvai: I’m a producer/executive producer now. My latest production is MR ROLAND which is currently showing on JPLUS MEDIA on YouTube, I’m the executive producer of LAKANTI (showing too) and 7 DAYS which is coming soon. Basically, I’m a part time actor for now but a fulltime producer.

Arinola be-inspired:  Can you please tell us some of your numerous achievements as an actor?

Mr Bigvai: I have been nominated for several awards both home and abroad which include city people entertainment awards, Yomafa, Abiola Polytechnic awards and few others in Dallas and Toronto. I have been able to do so many things as an actor which I wouldn’t mention here.

Arinola be-inspired: Considering the fact that its very hard to get a well paid job in Nigeria as a graduate, would you advice a student to start engaging in other beneficial activities beside academics in school?

Mr Bigvai:  Yes, our government is no more encouraging education in Nigeria. I always advise the young ones to prepare for the future by doing something else aside education. No job provisions for graduates and our leaders don’t care.

Arinola be-inspired: Would you advice a student to combine academics with acting?

Mr Bigvai: If it’s not too hard for you, then you can combine both.

Arinola be-inspired: What do you do in your spare time?

Mr Bigvai: I see nature or movies, play soccer, read and spend time with my family.

Arinola be-inspired: Who or what are you inspirations?

Mr Bigvai: My father.

Arinola be-inspired:  If you weren’t a famous actor, what would you be doing now?

Mr Bigvai:  A musician or a footballer. Lol

Arinola be-inspired: What is one message you would like to give to your fans

Mr Bigvai: They should fear GOD and be honest in everything.

Arinola be-inspired: What projects are you  currently working on? Which project is going to release first in the coming days?

Mr Bigvai:  7 DAYS will be released on JPLUS MEDIA on YouTube soon.

Arinola be-inspired: What do you do when not on set?

Mr Bigvai:  I work with a pharmacy and I also read when I’m not on set.

Arinola be-inspired:  Where do you think you will be 25 years from now?

Mr Bigvai:  On earth by GOD’S grace with more success internationally.

Arinola be-inspired:  Who is/are your role model in the movie industry?

Mr Bigvai: Oga Bello, Funsho Adeolu

Arinola be-inspired: Why inspirational message to students out there?

Mr Bigvai:  While you are studying you should get something else done because our country is not prepared for the youths but you won’t understand until you graduate to face reality.

Arinola be-inspired: What is your inspirational quote: 

Mr Bigvai: Be honest in all things.

Arinola be-inspired: Thanks for accepting our invite sir.

Mr Bigvai: I am glad to join in.
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