I Am From Gabon, Not Nigeria – Zack Orji Reveals Real Identity (Video)

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Zack Orji, a renowned veteran actor in Nollywood, has made a surprising revelation about his nationality. Contrary to popular belief, he has stated that he is not solely Nigerian but hails from Gabon.

This revelation came to light during a recent podcast interview where he shed light on this lesser-known aspect of his life.

According to Zack Orji, formerly known as Zubby Michael, he was born in Gabon due to his father’s frequent work-related travels.

Furthermore, he shared an interesting detail about his ancestry, mentioning that his father bestowed upon him the middle name Amaefuna, which translates to “Let my heritage not be lost.”

Zack Orjil, during the podcast interview, highlighted his recent journey to Gabon as a pivotal moment in his endeavor to reconnect with his cultural roots.

He elaborated on how his profession has granted him the opportunity to embark on numerous travels, mirroring his father’s adventures.

This particular circumstance led him back to his country of origin, where he not only delved into his ancestral lineage but also filmed a captivating movie.

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Recall that, Zack Orji, a seasoned actor, has recently opened up about his harrowing experience following his collapse and subsequent need for two brain surgeries in Nigeria.

During a recent interview on Channels TV, Orji bravely recounted the series of events that transpired when he unexpectedly collapsed in the bathroom, resulting in a dire medical emergency.

He stated;

“I slumped in the bathroom, and I can only say that it’s by the grace of God that I’m alive today because I passed out. I was out for like five and a half hours before help came,” Orji shared.

Bala Ahmed, a friend of Orji who happened to be in the UK at that time, received a notification from individuals at Orji’s residence. This prompted an immediate reaction from his colleagues, who hurried to assist him.

“Benedict Johnson rushed to the house, and I was there on the floor, incoherent. I couldn’t even stand because when he raised me, I slumped again, and he had to call another colleague whom we call Labista. So the two of them lifted me on their shoulders from the second floor to the ground floor and took me to the National Hospital,” Orji recounted.

Orji’s wife, who was in Lagos at the time, flew to Abuja upon receiving the news, and on January 1st, the first surgery was performed by Dr. Biodun Ogungbo, a neurosurgeon.

“He’s an awesome guy,” Orji praised.

A month later, after scans revealed a residual blood clot, Orji underwent a second surgery by the same doctor.

Orji noted that he received support from prominent figures, including the President of Nigeria, the President’s wife, the Vice President’s wife, the President’s son, and various ministers.

He said,

“But in all of it, I’m grateful to God Almighty and I’m also grateful to so many people who stepped in. The President of Nigeria, the First Lady, the wife to the Vice President, the President’s son, the Minister for Women’s Affairs, the Minister for Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, the Minister for Works, and a whole lot of other people.

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