He is a veteran and still very much active in the Nigeria entertainment industry. Akintola Akin Lewis is a man of different parts and needs no further introduction.
There are different prices stars like him pay for fame and the thespian can’t seem to forget in a hurry, the day his ‘crazy’ female fan set him up, by placing a bet on him.
He recalls the ugly and embarrassing incident, “Aaaaah, people that know about this story will be smiling as they read this. She is based in England but I knew her from my Facebook page where we all used to chat as fans. But I never knew how she got my phone number. She would call and send me series of text messages and I will respond because I had to be nice to everyone.
One day, the lady just landed suddenly in Nigeria with her bags and everything. She called me and said ‘dear I have landed in Nigeria, I have a party to attend and I’ve gotten all you needed to go to the party with me’. I was just shaking. At a point, I didn’t know what to do.
I asked her, ‘what do you want from me? I didn’t know you before, there is nothing between us more than you are one of my friends on Facebook’ I was so scared that I asked ‘what kind of life is this?’ I believed it was a setup to destroy my name. I just told her ‘sorry I can’t go to the party’. But she kept pestering me.
When she didn’t want me to rest, I fought her, and I told her she must be mad with all her actions. She angrily fought back, saying lots of things to me. She mentioned one name which happened to be her friend. From what she said, I knew that she and her friend had taken a bet over me as to who gets me first. Can you imagine I didn’t even know when she went back to England? My friends started calling me ‘FF’ from that period. Whenever we hear ‘FF’ we will start laughing because it’s a crazy story that I can never forget,” he narrated.
Akin Lewis is a marketing communications expert, a producer, director and one of the most talented actors in Nigeria. He became a star as early as 22 years old having featured in a TV sitcom, Why Worry.