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Eucharia Anunobi: Omotola Jalade & Genevieve Nnaji Are My Seniors, They Started Acting Before Me

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Eucharia Anunobi: I Gave My Life To Christ In 1997…Omotola Jalade & Genevieve Nnaji Got Into Nollywood Before Me

Nollywood actress Eucharia Anunobi  has revealed that she is a junior colleague of Omotola and Genevieve Nnaji.

The actress in a chat with The Entertainer narrated her journey to limelight and how her pastoral ministry can’t stop her acting career.

On why she will never quit acting, the actress said;

“Some people think that when you become a minister of the gospel, you are not supposed to have a career. However, being a minister does not stop you from working. Since I started acting, I have never taken a break and I am not going there. I think what caused this misconception is that because of the activities of pirates, many movie producers were not publicizing our works. So when people don’t see you in movie adverts, they think that you are no longer on the scene.

As a matter of fact, I just got back from set. Even as a pastor, I can still act a movie like Glamour Girls because my individuality is different from whatever character I portray in a movie. I always tell people that undue exposure of the body that does not add to the story doesn’t make sense. I watch some movies where people bare skin for no plausible reason. Being a pastor does not stop me from acting any role, as long as there is no undue exposure of my body. I gave my life to Christ in 1997; so, even at the peak of my career, I was a born again.”

On her journey to Nollywood, the thespian said;

Growing up, I never thought that I would become an actress because I come from a very strict home. I remember that we used to watch Michael Jackson on TV then and my siblings and I were captivated by his dance steps. At that point, I thought if I ever did anything in the entertainment industry, I would be a dancer. Even then, it was just a dream at the back of my mind because I knew my father would never allow me do that. I actually started my career as a model and I got into acting by chance.

I recall that I used to watch people like Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Genevieve Nnaji on TV because they got into the industry before me. However, I was blessed because right from when I started, every movie I featured in was a blockbuster. I always tell people to be original in whatever they do as that is what would make them stand out. Humility also helped me to rise and remain relevant.”



  1. Joyful Amaka

    July 22, 2018 at 3:23 AM

    Mummy Anunobi is humble. I thought she was their senior

  2. iron bar

    July 22, 2018 at 4:23 AM

    i love that.acknowledge the truth and u sail smoothly anywhere.just like when your bro/sister started driving before you when growing up but u wont accept the fact ..but rather developing such ill feeling can he/she overtake me.overtaking is allowed..kid bro may end of phd or even marry before u or travel abroad before.wait for your time.

  3. Jojo

    July 22, 2018 at 7:33 AM

    The best actress Nigeria has ever produced , will always love you Eucharia.

  4. Orb1

    July 22, 2018 at 12:30 PM

    Having a career even as a minister frees you from being a hungry pastor who would do anything, including faking miracles and prophesies, for money! Every minister worth the name should learn from this.Bless you.

  5. fifelomo

    July 22, 2018 at 8:50 PM

    Beautiful woman in and out….

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