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Charles Okafor Turns Born Again Christian “Why I Left Nollywood”

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December 22, 2013 – Charles Okafor Turns Born Again Christian “Why I Left Nollywood”

Nigerian actor Charles Okafor has become a scarce face on the screen since he gave his life to Christ. The veteran Nollywood star has opened up on why he has been lying low for a while.

At a popular event in Lagos few days ago, Charles Okafor spoke at length about his new life with The Entertainer.

Read what he said below:

“I’ve been lying low for a while because I diverted into Advocacy and human-angle films as a consequence of my new found faith. I’m still a career actor and a film maker but I am mindful of the scripts I do. A time come in the life of any professional when he seats back and takes stock of his professional issues and the legacy he want to live behind from the spiritual stand point of view.

“You cannot just do any kind of film anymore if you’re going to be the light to the nations of the world. We must be seen in the context of the things that glorify God in totally,”.

“I’m driven to do advocacy films because they address social issues, human angle and spiritual issues that borders on the kingdom. That explains why I might not be as visible as I was some years back.

 I have put my hands to the plow so I shouldn’t look back but that those not remove the fact that I’m still a career actor and film maker,” Okafor added.

Other Nollywood stars who have given their totality to God’s service include Kanayo O Kanayo, Zack Orji, Eucharia Anunobi, Efunsetan Aniwura and many others.

May the Lord strengthen them.



  1. Mrs Jibowu

    December 22, 2013 at 5:14 AM

    It is nice to hear from him. I have seen him in movies in ages.
    Just stay focused on your calling and avoid distraction

  2. Tonia Ibok

    December 22, 2013 at 5:17 AM

    This guy resembles senator david mark are they in any related?

  3. beekay

    December 22, 2013 at 6:48 AM

    I use to adore this man in the movies and now I that he has given his name to Christ just made me admire him even more,am very inspired I believe he’s being truthful, may God bless him in his transition.

  4. beekay

    December 22, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    It’s really good to see him again , he’s aging very gracefully.

  5. iron bar

    December 22, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    kanayo pastoring in presidential villa.okotie rolling in 120m rolls Royce.we should stop playing GOD.

  6. Excel

    December 22, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    He has taking the right decision, may God grant him more of his grace

  7. Demian Aya.

    December 22, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    kudos to charles and the rest, but one thing is sure, don’t go back to ur vomit and u ll see an feel the lord caterpotting u to the next level oh! God help him attain his dreams.

  8. chichi

    December 23, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Congrats Mr. Charles. The lord is your strength.

  9. S O Adesiyan

    December 23, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    I knew Charles Okafor when he worked in the same department I was while in SEC. He was already a well known face in Nollywood,yet he was so humble and respectful.He related with me like he was my younger brother and up till now,I. still hold him in high esteem,though we have both left SEC and lost touch. Am happy to hear that he has totally surrendered his life to JESUS.I can only wish him and his family the best. Pastor S O Adesiyan.

  10. bil4ever

    December 23, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    He sounds as if he has embraced the truth. He speaks of kingdom, maybe he has become a jehovahs witness because our preaching centers on Gods kingdom. If. That is the case, brother I want to tell u that u have made the right choice.

  11. blaze_boy

    December 23, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    iron bar are yuh sure pls get ur facts right

  12. blaze_boy

    December 23, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    this charles is frm anambra east he has preached in my church in ebute-meta lagos it is for real

  13. DAX

    December 23, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    He is indeed a man of God cos he once staged a program in a church in my street though i did not attend but i know he did well

  14. noye

    December 27, 2013 at 2:35 AM

    OMG, this is a good news. I really missed this man in movies. From his acting I knew he is not in to act any how seen and he always looked responsible. Keep up the good job and remember us ur prayers. You are indeed a good actor.

  15. Noble lady

    January 1, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    May God be your strength

  16. oby

    January 6, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Charles okafor is indeed a lovely man and I really miss him my prayer is may God give you the strength to carry on with the good news.humble man,keep it up we need more like you in nollywood.

  17. pendo

    January 25, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    I admire the bold step of faith

  18. Pauliyk

    June 28, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    He is exceptional and spirit filled. He ministered in our church, Church of Messiah, Okota today. Poured the mind of GOD regardless of our traditions.
    I bless GOD for him. May Grace abound for him and his family.

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