Veteran Nollywood actor, Chinedu Ikedieze (a.k.a Aki) has revealed in an interview with The Nation Newspaper why he will forever be grateful to ex-Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebere Jonathan.
The award winning actor in an interview with The Nation Newspaper, echoed that he will forever remain grateful to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for honouring him with a (Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).
Recall that the honour was conferred on the actorin 2011 during President Goodluck regime.
Aki in the interview stated; “It was Aunty Peace Anyiam-Anyiam-Osigwe, the Chief Executive of the AFRICA MOVIE ACADEMY AWARDS (AMAA) who called me that time, sometime in 2010 and told me that I should send my profile and other materials.
“There was a time she mentioned about the national award but my brother, that was the least thing I expected to consume.
At that time I was like how much are my going to be getting from them to my little understanding then. I didn’t pay much attention to it but I submitted the information she required.
“About some months later, somebody called me that I should go and check one of the national dailies that my name was shortlisted for the national award honors, and I was like how, to be honest I had forgotten that I submitted my credentials.
“I ran quickly to go and get myself a copy of the paper and opened the page and I saw my name, I was no 144 on the category of member of the federal republic, I couldn’t believe it.
“I will be forever grateful to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for remembering us for the little things that we do, that we were able to change the narrative in the entertainment industry, it was bigger than I could chew.
“I am so grateful and remain forever grateful for his gesture.”