As far as doppelgangers go, 43yr old Jose Oliveira is a dead ringer for former American president Barack Obama. The Cape Verde native and tour guide cannot go a day without people stopping him in the streets for photographs.
The father of five says his friends have nicknamed him Mr Obama and he has been mistaken for the real Obama for ten years. He said:
“Some people even ask me if I am his brother. I work as a tour guide so I am always meeting new people and their reaction is always the same. As soon as they see me they say: “Oh my God, you look just like Obama!”‘I find it very funny and I don’t mind posing for photographs with people. I have at least 15 photographs and selfies taken every day.“
He says he has never worked as an Obama lookalike but would consider the opportunity if it comes knocking. More photos after the cut…