“Even upon several beatings then. Your teachings continue to shape my daily life”- Actress Biodun Okeowo celebrate her mentor Olasunkanmi Ray on his birthday

Nollywood actress Biodun Okeowo Sofuyi, well-known as Biodun Omoborty, requests prayers while celebrating the birthday of her mentor and guide, Olasunkanmi Ray Eyiwumi.

Biodun Omoborty posted a picture of him on her Instagram page with an uplifting caption.

She wrote : Happy birthday to the man whom God used to guide me in the movie industry.

Your teachings continue to shape my daily life. Even the rehearsal beatings, which almost made me dislike you back then (yes, beatings – you read it right 🤣!). You dared not go late to rehearsal; that taught me punctuality in my field today. The disciplined theater of those times instilled a sense of decorum, both at home and away.

Brother Lasun, your chastisement helped me a lot, especially through challenges posed by some destructive bloggers today. You were the first person to help me develop a thick skin 😊.

Brother Lasun would scold you until you see it as nothing anymore, then he would start advising you, following the Yoruba adage that says, ‘chastise with the right hand and pull the child close with the left hand.’

This epistle is to express my gratitude once again, sir. You were not my boss directly, but you were always acting like I paid you directly to train me. Thank you sir. I appreciate every bit of it.

May God continue to bless your endeavors and grant you a long, fulfilling life. Amen 🙏.