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Gloria Anozie Young: I Quit Journalism For Acting Because I Got Tired Of Walking Up & Down Lagos Streets

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Feb 23, 2018 – Gloria Anozie Young: I Quit Journalism For Acting Because I Got Tired Of Walking Up & Down Lagos Streets

Veteran Nollywood actress Gloria Anozie Young has finally revealed why she gave up her “Waka Waka” journalism job for full time acting.

Here is what the highly intelligent actress told The Nation in a recent chat.

“I worked with Daily Times, I worked with Classique magazine” .

“All I wanted to do was write, but I left journalism because I couldn’t stand it anymore. I still do my writing. I still love history. I’m still an artiste. I still produce radio plays, radio programmes.”

 “I got tired of walking up and down Lagos streets and my shoes were ‘chopping.’

“Jokes apart really, I didn’t want to continue. It (journalism) wasn’t giving me the satisfaction I thought I would have from it. All I wanted to do was write.”

The actress who came into limelight in 1992 after featuring in ‘soft porn’ movie, Glamour Girls is married to fellow actor Norbert Young.

gloria anozie young husbandGloria and husband with RMD

On how she managed to stay out of trouble the actress said:

“I don’t know about being involved in any scandal”.

“I think I’m being extra-careful. I’m just being me, a total Nigerian to the core. We have our conservative side and I respect that a lot.

I respect the family that I come from and the family that I am married to. I try not to mess around with the names that I answer.

I answer my father’s name and my husband’s name as a compound name.”



  1. Ropo Jude

    February 24, 2018 at 2:15 AM

    I love aunty Gloria. I have seen her on 2 or more occasion. Her calm and playful personality is outta dis world.

  2. iron bar

    February 24, 2018 at 2:31 AM

    Its not your calling and better off with acting just like in the 90s .journalism is a though job that requires a lot in order to bring undiluted news to the listening audience.look at christiana amanpour who will.stand in a war torn zone and be reporting news or anderson coooper sitting next to a tough scene and keep reporting.Good jounalists desrve a great respect.

  3. fifelomo

    February 24, 2018 at 10:26 AM

    A good role interpreter Weldone.

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