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 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.”