African man resembles Barack Obama so much that he has become a CELEBRITY (photos)

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.

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

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

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He gets an endless stream of selfie requests

He gets an endless stream of selfie requests

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

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.”

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

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

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

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

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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Fri, 05/19/2017 - 18:11 -- Anonymous (not verified)