Moses Armstrong Biography and Net Worth
Moses Armstrong is a famous Nollywood actor and singer. He made a debut into the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 1999. He was born and bred in Akwa Ibom State in the south southern part of Nigeria. Moses Armstrong has acted in movies like Kissing the Wind, Spiritual Challenge and Western Union.
Having appeared in a couple of films, Moses Armstrong is very happy about the movie industry, which according to him is a good one. He believes that in the shortest possible time that he is going to blow up and become a superstar.
He doesn’t like talking about his educational background because here in Nigeria, a lot of people had lied about their educational background, so he does not want his own to look like a Toronto thing but he says he read Catering and Hotel Management in Sunwa University in Seoul, South Korea.
Below is an interview with him, where he talked more about himself, his career and personal life.
I attend auditions like every other person. I struggle for roles and obtain them by merit. I have never gone begging for any role nor has anybody given me any role on the basis that I am the producer’s friend. I was given a sub lead role by Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi in a movie titled “Bodyguard” which was my debut that really pronounced and that I am grateful to God that I performed so well that the director commended me and told me that it was a good performance which I should keep up.
Best role done
I see all my roles as challenging and it has spurred me to a greater height. I always put in my best and ensure that it comes out very well. Recently I played a significant role in “Ajiko Forest” where I played the role of a rich chief, while Zack Orji played another role in the movie. In the movie, I sponsored him to become the governor of the state with three billion naira, and with my status in the film, I abducted Zack Orji, making the role to be very challenging. I am grateful to God that even the marketer commended me. By saying Armstrong, you carry this role wear for body like cloth, so he was very happy for my performance. The marketer had to say that I did it from a different angle from the script.
What inspires you?
I would say that in the movie industry, one has to be him or her and whatever the individual does, it has to be done well. My inspiration is my unique role because I believe that as an individual, I look forward to see how I could affect people’s lives positively.
Relationship with directors
It sound bad, but there are some directors who would want to make me feel bad, by pushing me around, but there is no particular type of director that I cannot work with. There was a time that I was working with Dickson Iroegbu, and he told him that whenever I come for his auditions, that I might not be given any role, he told me that probably it was not yet my time to work with him. He called me one day and said that why he likes me is because although I come for his auditions and yet I was not chosen and yet I don’t take it personal and that if it was some other actors, they would take it personal by not greeting the director again, but I don’t do that rather I would still greet him.
Sourcing for role
Some directors knows that I could play any role, so they gave me opportunity to feature in their films. Some of which includes Bodyguard, where I played the sub lead. Also in a movie-titled “Trap” I played a major role. In Soldier boy, I played a sub lead role, in the Investigator, I played a sub lead and in other films.
I like Albert Shino because he acts very natural. I also Emeka Ike, because he acts like a Nigerian because he is very natural, he does not speak in a foreign accent unless the movie warrants him to do so. I was opportune to feature in a film with Emeka Ike, in Soldier Boy where I played the sub-role, I had learnt a lot from him.
Why not comedy?
Many people have seen me as a comedian and some directors are telling me to go into comedy, that when I do that I would make it fast but I don’t want to be a stereotyped rather I want to make an impact first before venturing into comedy. I want people to see me as a close-by actor and call me to feature in other roles rather than stereotyping me as a comedian.
There are challenges but I know what I am doing. When I am given a role, I know that I have to do it well. There are times that I have to work very hard during an audition, believing that I would be given a role but at the end of the day because of bias or because somebody has a brother there, so I have to lose that role, which is very painful, disappointing and discouraging, but I don’t seem to be discouraged. Another challenge that I had faced is consistency, which is not easy.
Best movie acted
I had always done well in all my movies but I would particularly say that Soldier Boy and Ajiko Forest is the best. Although I had been acting but I had realized what it takes to be an actor, which is all about delivery and expression, which I implemented in Soldier Boy, which the director really appreciated.