by Damilola Jagun
Budding Nollywood actor, Benson Okonkwo, has declared himsef to be the sexiest man in Nollywood, and by extension, Nigeria.
In the past year, the actor has won several ‘sexiest man’ awards, from being the first runner-up at Vanguard’s Sexiest in Nollywood 2013, to recently winning the Karis Media’s sexiest actor award.
Speaking with Vanguard, Okonkwo said ‘sexy’ is inherent in him, as he has been winning awards for being sexy right from his school days.
He said, “Even when I was in school, I have always won awards for being the sexiest. So this is something I am used to. I have also won a prize as Vanguard’s sexiest actor. And now Karis Media sexiest actor and more awards will come. Because to me, if I am to say it and I will say it again; I am Nigeria’s sexiest man.”
Benson also added that his sexy persona was gotten from his mother, whom he says passed her ‘good looking’ physical attributes down to him.
“Well, it’s not a new thing. I have always been sexy and I know it. I started modelling before acting. I started modelling at the age of 16. I have always been admired by the public and that’s what makes me stand out. The confidence I have today is from my being sexy and I have a lovely and beautiful mum that I look like, so I got the beauty from her,” he added.