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Got Juice: Exclusive Interview w/ “Power” Actor Tomike Ogugua

The super grimy and steamy drama Power has returned to the Starz Network for season 4 and it looks like the the drama has continued to brew. With our favorite faces making a return to our screen there is also some newcomers who have joined the highly anticipated tv show. I had the opportunity to catch up with Actor Tomike Ogugua who has the pleasure of making a debut this Sunday.

Power which follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy New York night club owner who has it all, catering for the city’s elite and dreaming big, lives a double life as a drug kingpin. 

Sharing the screen with rising star Omari Hardwick (Ghost) Tomike shines through the screen he reprises his role for another time and gaining a bit more spotlight.

During our conversation we had a chance to talk about who he bonded with on set, what he enjoyed about being with the crew, his life outside of tv shows and more.

Here are some top things I learned from Actor Tomike Oguuga

When you first received the call that you snagged the role to appear on Power how did you react.

TO: When I received the phone call the first time I actually was on the train, and when I answered the phone I really was shocked at the news I was receiving on the other end. I honestly almost fainted. I was so happy but at the same time still very shocked that I had landed the role on this awesome show.

About your character

TO: I play Macedon, who is correctional officer at the jail where Ghost will be serving his time. I don’t want to give to much away but James “Ghost” St. Patrick finds himself in some trouble when he first arrives and lets just say thats when things gets interesting.

Did you have time to chat with the main characters of the show?

TO: The entire cast is really just awesome. I had a chance to chat with Joseph Sikora who plays Tommy and we had a lot of things in common. we found out we both lived in Chicago; I did a lot of Theatre when I lived there so me and Joseph had a chance to bond. Omari definitely gave me some cool pointers during the time we shot our scene together. He is really a down to earth person, super approachable and willing to coach you along the way.

You aren’t stranger to the screen what else have you had a chance to star in?

TO: I have been in the business for some time now and I started in Theatre back in Chicago. I have been featured in a lot of reenactment tv shows like LifeTime Movie Network, Scorned: Love Kills, Frenemies, Over My Dead Body, and CBS Blue Bloods.

What projects do you have going on outside of Power?

TO: I currently have a few projects being featured in the Cannes Festival I am very excited about those. I also still do live theatre and have a project that I am working on with a great director, and I just landed that role.

Whats next for you

TO: I am just excited to see what next for me, who is ready to work with me and what doors are going to open next. I am just really enjoying myself grinding. I have a few ambassador projects I am working on, and things are looking great for me.

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