African man resembles Barack Obama so much that he has become a celebrity

African man resembles Barack Obama so much that he has become a celebrity

A 43-year-old man in Cape Verde bears such an uncanny resemblance to former US President Barack Obama that he has become a celebrity in his country.

Jose Oliveira, a father-of-five, says hardly a day passes without someone mistaking him for the famous US leader.

As a result, Jose, who has been nicknamed "Mr Obama" by his friends and works as a tour guide, gets an endless stream of selfie requests—at least 15 every day.

African man resembles Barack Obama so much that he has become a celebrity

Jose Oliveira bears an uncanny resemblance to former US President Barack Obama

African man resembles Barack Obama so much that he has become a celebrity

He gets an endless stream of selfie requests

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African man resembles Barack Obama so much that he has become a celebrity

He says some even ask him if he's Obama's brother

In an interview, Oliveira said: “Ever since Barack Obama was made president I have had people stopping me to tell me I look like him, so it has been happening for almost 10 years now."

He added that some even ask him if he's Obama's brother. Furthermore, because he works as a tour guide, he's always meeting new people and so the remarks never end.

However, he says he doesn't mind because it's also good for business. In any case, he adds: “I have never said I look like Obama, people tell me I do, and it’s cool. But personally I say Barack Obama looks like me.”

African man resembles Barack Obama so much that he has become a celebrity

Oliveira works as a tour guide and is always meeting new people

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He says it's good for business that so many people liken him to Obama

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African man resembles Barack Obama so much that he has become a celebrity

As a parting shot, he says it's actually Obama who looks like him

Watch more of Jose Oliveira in the video below.

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