Meet Nigerian Actor, Musician, Song Writer, Poet, Event Planner and a Stunt Director Jerry Smart Ordu aka Rakon. He hails from Imo State.
He holds a B.SC in International Relations from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and a Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Abuja.
When asked why he choose to become an actor he said: ‘I always freeze when people ask why i choose to be an actor not because i don’t have an answer but because i am afraid it will sound too generic’ Jerry said he grew up in the midst of adults trying to dominate and making sure his voice is always heard, he believes he has always had it in him, he loves singing and making people take note of him, he talks a lot and was considered the actor of the house as he always mimic people, and then went on to join the choir in Church and Drama club in school where he gets applauded after every performance and it was obvious this is where he wanted to be.
He featured in his first screen job in 1998 in a movie titles Beauty for Ashes produced by Franca Brown and directed by Leo Onwordi and in 1999 he starred in Jata Amata’s ‘Dead Luck’. Jerry’s He then went back to school and returned fully to the industry after graduation and the rest they say is history…he has since featured in several TV Series, movies like; The Benjamin’s, War Front, Tales of Eve, Cash Money, Tinsel, African Heroes, Super Story, Face 2 Face, Crack in the Wall, Family Ties, Needle’s Eyes, This Life, Water Falls, Personally Student, Papa Ajasco, just to mention but a few.
Jerry aka Rakon also called ‘Lover-Boy’ for his numerous roles in romantic films believes he stands out as an actor not because of his looks or skin complexion but because he has a purpose which gives him a deeper understanding why he is in show business, his commitment to moments to moments, he reacts naturally and spontaneously, he believes in himself, he takes his work seriously, he is disciplined and he knows himself, he is positive, proactive and creative, his easiness to access his emotions and most of all his charisma and intuitive understanding of a role that he says makes him stand out every time.
Awards: Best Actor at the Promising Future Awards (PFA) 2012 for his performance in the movie Sweet Killer and Best Rapper 2012 in a free style battle of Emcee’s by Sean Event Plan House (S.E.P.H Entertainment)
Languages Spoken: English, Yoruba and Igbo
Skills: Boxing, Martial Arts, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Cycling, Basketball and Tennis
Bragging Rights: ‘I could rap to make a living’
You can reach him on Facebook via: https://www.facebook.com/JerrysmartOrdu.1
Follow on Twitter: @iamjerrysmart
His Web: www.jerrysmartordu.blogspot.com
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