Popular Nollywood actor, Kunle Remi, who is also the taskmaster of one of Nigeria’s most anticipated survival reality television show, Gulder Ultimate Search, has revealed what he did to get the job.
In a chat with The PUNCH, the ace actor who turns 34 today, revealed that exactly 11 years ago, he entered the ‘jungle’ as a contestant on the show. Fast-forward to today, he is entering the jungle in a better capacity — as a taskmaster.
Remi noted that he had prayed to God that he hoped to be a host on the show that set the centre stage for his career, and in due time, his prayer was answered.
He said, “Over time, I have never been under pressure or succumb to pressure. It has been growth and the progress of my career. I never saw this coming, inasmuch as I told myself that it would not be bad to actually try this out or be a host on the Gulder Ultimate show.
“They were words that I whispered into God’s ears. It did not happen when I thought it would happen or when I wanted it to happen, but at the end of the day, God made me realise that there are times and seasons. There is a time for everything and at the right time, it happened.
“So, eleven years ago, my first day was in the jungle but eleven years later, I am in the jungle but not as the same person that was there back then and that is growth.
“When I got the call, I had to adjust my schedule because God has been faithful and my schedule was really tight. I have jobs, but I had to reschedule them because this is different from being an actor. I had to turn down some jobs and moved some gigs; I also had some conversations with some directors and producers, so that I can be feel fulfilled as I do right now.”
Speaking on his plans for marriage, the actor noted that it will happen in due time and he will marry his ‘own’ wife. He noted that at 34, he has no regrets in life.
He said, “As I said, everything is about times and seasons. Getting married will happen and I look forward to it. I want to build a beautiful family and marry my wife not someone else’s wife. I am just grateful and look forward to it; so, when it happens, it happens. It is not about how early someone gets married.”
He continued, “I have no regrets; none at all, because everything I faced prepared me for this phase that I am right now. It has been gradual but I recorded a lot of growth. I am a huge believer in going through the process and growing.
“There is so much that can happen in a second not to talk about the next five to 10 years. Between 2010 and now, so much has happened in my life. I am praying to God to live long and enjoy the process to become that legend that he has ordained me to be.
“I am 34 today. I feel great today that I am turning 34 and I am happy. It is a good day to reflect; I will not take it for granted. I am where I am today because of God and that is the main reason why I am grateful for another day, another start, another breath of fresh air.”