Barack Obama look-alike says he can't leave the house without being mistaken as former US president

A father of five said he can't leave his house without being plagued by selfie requests from people mistaking him as former U.S. President Barack Obama.

Dubbed "Mr. Obama" by his friends and family, Jose Oliveira, 43, said many can see the startling resemblance to the 55-year-old when he's wearing sunglasses.

"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," Oliveira told Metro. "Some people even ask me if I am his brother."

Jose Oliveira, A Tour Guide In Cape Verde Who Looks Like Barack Obama

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Oliveira works as a tour guide from Sal, Cape Verde, where he said people always have the same reaction.

"As soon as they see me they say: 'Oh my God, you look just like Obama!'" Oliveira said. "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."

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Though he has never worked as an Obama doppelganger, Oliveira said he would consider the idea if given the opportunity.

He said: "President Obama is a good man, so I like it when people compare me to him. It is also good for business."

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SAL, CAPE VERDE - MAY 02: Jose Oliveira, a tour guide in cape verde who looks like barack obama seen on May 02, 2017 in Sal, Cape Verde. A dad-of-five who bears an uncanny resemblance to former US president Barack Obama has revealed how he can't step outside without someone mistaking him for the former leader of the free world. Tour guide Jose, from Sal, Cape Verde, 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. Some people even ask me if I am his brother. PHOTOGRAPH BY Fortitude Press / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Fortitude Press/Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
SAL, CAPE VERDE - MAY 02: Jose Oliveira, a tour guide in cape verde who looks like barack obama seen on May 02, 2017 in Sal, Cape Verde. A dad-of-five who bears an uncanny resemblance to former US president Barack Obama has revealed how he can't step outside without someone mistaking him for the former leader of the free world. Tour guide Jose, from Sal, Cape Verde, 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. Some people even ask me if I am his brother. PHOTOGRAPH BY Fortitude Press / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Fortitude Press/Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
SAL, CAPE VERDE - MAY 02: Jose Oliveira, a tour guide in cape verde who looks like barack obama seen on May 02, 2017 in Sal, Cape Verde. A dad-of-five who bears an uncanny resemblance to former US president Barack Obama has revealed how he can't step outside without someone mistaking him for the former leader of the free world. Tour guide Jose, from Sal, Cape Verde, 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. Some people even ask me if I am his brother. PHOTOGRAPH BY Fortitude Press / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Fortitude Press/Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
SAL, CAPE VERDE - MAY 02: Jose Oliveira, a tour guide in cape verde who looks like barack obama seen on May 02, 2017 in Sal, Cape Verde. A dad-of-five who bears an uncanny resemblance to former US president Barack Obama has revealed how he can't step outside without someone mistaking him for the former leader of the free world. Tour guide Jose, from Sal, Cape Verde, 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. Some people even ask me if I am his brother. PHOTOGRAPH BY Fortitude Press / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Fortitude Press/Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
SAL, CAPE VERDE - MAY 02: Jose Oliveira, a tour guide in cape verde who looks like barack obama seen on May 02, 2017 in Sal, Cape Verde. A dad-of-five who bears an uncanny resemblance to former US president Barack Obama has revealed how he can't step outside without someone mistaking him for the former leader of the free world. Tour guide Jose, from Sal, Cape Verde, 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. Some people even ask me if I am his brother. PHOTOGRAPH BY Fortitude Press / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Fortitude Press/Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
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