February 28, 2016 – Eucharia Anunobi: How Kanayo O Kanayo Discovered My Talent & Helped Me To Join Nollywood
Excerpts from Nollywood actress Eucharia Anunobi’s recent chat with The Entertainer.
How Did You Become An Entertainer?
“I went for an audition and got a role from Christian Michaels in a flick that was not eventually produced; but I met Kanayo O. Kanayo on the set and he felt impressed with my potentials.
“After a while, when a character was needed to play the leading role in ‘Nneka, the Pretty Serpent’, Kanayo remembered me and told them to look for me, and that was how it all started,” .
Eucharia, Kanayo & Susan Peters
“I want to say that I am one of the most wonderful human beings that God created. I say this because I have been told and I know too, that I have a lot of wisdom, a lot of intellect and have ability to have empathy for other human beings.
I am a very humane person, I love to love, I love to forgive, I love to feel for people.” “Again I would say, to top it all, I am a born again Christian.
My Journey Into The Deeper Knowledge Of God
The day I found Christ, I found joy unlimited; from that time I was telling God, how come I wasn’t a born again Christian all along. “I have been born-again for almost a decade now.
Nobody converted me; I woke up and decided that I should pay more attention to God. I realised then that I couldn’t have got to the stage I was without the Almighty God. So I decided I should concentrate on giving God more glory and dedicating my life to him.
“At that time, I knew that the fame that came with my movies and the jobs I did was on the high side at least by the Nigerian standard. So if I hadn’t become born-again, I probably would have been in the world. I worship with the Redeemed Christian Church of God at Ikeja,” Eucharia added.
Today you are an Associate Pastor in Fresh Oil Ministry in Egbeda, Lagos. When did you decide to take to preaching?
“You don’t take a decision to preach. When you are called and ordained into an office that gives you the opportunity to preach, you just go ahead.
I was ordained on February 5, 2012. A Christian is expected to do the work of God by loving their neighbours as themselves and preaching is just one aspect of such a lifestyle. Helping the needy around you to meet their needs is already ministry.
“I would never want to be remembered as someone who graced all the front pages of all the newspapers and news magazines in the world and did not contribute to the leading of people towards heaven.
Of a truth, you will agree with me that the job that will be rewarded by God Himself is that of soulwinning. “So, why waste my fame, money, life, face, time, speaking ability to do the things that will never be rewarded?
I would never wish to be remembered as one lady who covered or graced all the front-pages or a fashion star, or a fashion icon, or one with the best gown at the red carpet event, designed and clothed by the best hands in the world, with the best hair-style or make-up.
“Surely, these things are good and beautiful, but they will never earn anyone a single mark before the presence of God. The content of my character and my contributions to humanity through the preaching of God’s Word (for which I was originally created for) are what I wish to speak for me when my accounts and records are opened in heaven.