Turkey based Nigerian comedian LinoMrLion (whose real name is Wemimo Iyiola Samson) has continued to make waves in the entertainment industry from his base.
For LinoMrLion, despite the fact that he has encountered series of racism in his base country, he has never relented in living his dreams.
“Whenever I encounter racism, I just laugh it off. One thing is to be mocked, another thing is to let it get to you. During my secondary school days, I do call a guy ‘blacky’, another ‘monkey’, another ‘Badagry coconut head’. Did that make them fight? Not at all, we all laugh about it. So, if you abuse me racially, I will just laugh at you, by that you inevitably become my friend. I am a black boy with a white wife. By and large, SAY NO TO RACISM,” he said.
LionMrLion who is obviously happily married said he is not scared of marital crisis, irrespective of the rate of divorce in the Nigerian entertainment industry,
Hear him: “Does the fact that celebrity relationships/marriages crash on regular basis scare me? Not at all.
Celebrities are humans, so their marital lives are no exemptions. What I notice is that most of them jump into marriage and rush out of it without little or no counselling. We have seen some work and there is no reason why celebrity marriages should not work. Both parties must be ready to toe the line of counselling and sacrifice that characterize regular marriages.”
He added, “I’m already into one and I am really enjoying my marriage. There is nothing to be afraid of in marriage. I am a loyal husband.”
Asked who his celebrity crush is in the Nigerian entertainment sphere, LinoMrLion reveals why he is crushing on Genevieve, “My crush is Genevieve Nnaji. I love her swag and Acting skills.”
Shedding light on what prompted the choice of his stage name; LinoMrLion, he noted, “It got to a time in my career when I needed to substitute the old name, “Wemskills” for a more matured one. I had to make do with the one my circle of friends call me by, and that is “LinoMrLion”. “LINO” Stands for “life is not ours” its rented. The mrlion is just a added vybes i like meaning “strong”