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Entertainment of Sunday, 19 September 2021


Women were rejecting my proposals because they were afraid I’ll turn into a snake – Diabolo man

Veteran actor, Bob Smith Jnr. Veteran actor, Bob Smith Jnr.

Veteran actor, Bob Smith Jnr. popularly known as Diabolo has disclosed that his ‘snake’ role in the early 2000’s famous movie, ‘Diabolo’, has cost him a lot of relationships, reports.

He made this revelation on Kumasi-based Pure FM in an exclusive interview with Hammer Nti on the popular ‘Hammer Time’ entertainment program monitored by

Mr. Smith Jnr. disclosed that he had it difficult securing a life partner after he perfectly acted out his ‘snake’ character in the ‘Diabolo’ movie, as women rejected his proposals due to their scare of him turning into a snake in the future.

“Hammer, you know I had it difficult getting a woman into a relationship with and marrying. All the ones I proposed to rejected me because they thought maybe I will turn into a snake in the future.

The one that I’m married to never watched the Diabolo movie by then so I was lucky. It was later into our marriage that she watched it and she asked me why I would act that role but you know, we were already married so there was nothing she could do.

I remember when I attended a party in the UK and there was a brief light out due to a technical hitch, all the people at the event run away because they were scared I would turn into a snake and haunt them.”

“I won’t say I regret playing out that role. I guess these are some of the feedbacks that make you understand that you are a good actor and you executed your role to perfection but it is also a consequence I have to endure and live with for the rest of my life.” He told Hammer Nti on Pure FM.

Diabolo is a Ghanaian movie that enjoyed wide popularity in the early 2000s due to Bob Smith’s character that could turn into a snake and haunt people that were greedy in their lifestyles.

It had a moral theme of “all that glitters not being gold.”