Veteran actor Sam Dede pens emotional message on 56th birthday

Sam Dede
Sam Dede

Nollywood veteran actor, Sam Dede, on Tuesday patted himself on the back as he turned 56.

Sharing a well-written panegyric on his Instagram page, he said;

"30th November: It's one more year to the score....

"Like the stream flows to the river

"And the river flows to the sea,

"I trod from innocence to embrace experience.

"Tossed and slammed by the furious anger of tidal waves of the high seas..... blasted by the Typhoon.....

"But I say to my soul....Hold on strong, Take courage, Put on the Whole Armour.

"And be that one you are born to be. I March.

"Giving thanks to the most high for the strong hold on the energy of life-force.

"Grand rising into a new day of Positivity".

Dede is regarded as one of the richest and influential actors in Nigeria.

He has appeared in more than 350 films mostly in supporting roles in a career spanning over 20 years.

Sam Dede hails from Rivers State, Nigeria. He is nicknamed as "Ebube" for his lead role in the film Issakaba.

He entered the Nollywood industry in 1995 and rose to prominence for his role in the film Ijele.

In 2005, Dede won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the 2004 film The Mayors.

He was honoured with SVAFF 2014 Special Recognition Award for his lifetime achievement and contributions to Nigerian cinema.

He was nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2018 for his performance in the 2017 film In My Country.

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