Renowned actor and comedian Chief Chika Okpala, aka Chief Zebrudaya Okoroigwe Nwogbo alias 4:30, is back to being a student. He was among the 700 students who matriculated last weekend at the Enugu Study Centre of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
Explaining his decision to go back to school at 64, Chief Zebrudaya told journalists that it stemmed from his belief that “age is no barrier to education”. Though it won't make him abandon his ‘Zebrudaya language’, he has decided to enrol for the Master of Business Management to be able to manage himself.
Chief Zebrudaya said:
As long as you can feel, as long as you can understand and practicalise you are qualified at any time to go in and read to better your education. Since Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is now in vogue, whether you like it or not, you must go back to school to learn it.
Yes, I might have made a mark in entertainment industry but that is entertainment, this is management. Nobody is managing me so I decided to go and read management to be able to manage myself."