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Nollywood Actress Chizzy Alichi: Why They Call Me Village Girl

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January 21, 2018 – Nollywood Actress Chizzy Alichi: Why They Call Me Mgbeke Actress

Excerpt of Asaba-based Nollywood actress Chizzy Alichi’s recent chat with The Entertainer

Introduce Yourself To Us

My name is Chigozie Stephanie Alichi also known as Chizzy Alichi. I am from Ezza Nkwubor, Nike, in Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State. I am a graduate of Agricultural Engineering from Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT).

I have always had passion for acting. I often spent my pocket money to rent and watch movies. So, when I finished secondary school in Nnewi, I came back to Enugu. One day, I was just passing along Ogui Junction in Enugu when I saw one banner hung in front of the Actors Guild of Nigeria’s office calling for auditions. I went inside the office for further enquiry, and the next day, I came to register and was auditioned for a movie.

How was your first day on set?

I was tensed, shy but determined. Thanks to veteran actor, Kenneth Okonkwo, who was on set that day, he really carried me along.

What’s the title of the movie and how much were you paid to feature in it?

I can’t really remember the title of the movie but I was paid N6,000 to feature in it. I wasn’t concerned about the money but the fact that my dream was coming true. I kept asking myself, ‘how did ordinary person like me get on set with an icon like Kenneth Okonkwo? I didn’t eat all day because I was excited and fulfilled.

Were your parents fully in support of your acting career?

They were 100 per cent in support of my acting career.

You recently did a house dedication for your parents, what actually inspired you to build such a mansion for them?

I came from a poor family but I was determined to make it through hard work. I was determined to make my family and myself proud. I didn’t want my background to discourage me. I didn’t like the way we always stayed back in Enugu during Christmas, while my friends would travel out of town and come back to tell me how they had enjoyed their holiday in the village.

Secondly, my dad had worked and saved all his life to build a good house for us. I am his favourite, so I was determined to make him happy. So, I started saving. I had worked in Eastern Shop and also Crunches Fast Food, Enugu, before joining the movie industry. I actually starved and saved money to build my parents a befitting house. I’m a family girl, so I just like to carry my family along.

Why are you nicknamed Mgbeke actress?

Yes! I was determined to make my family and myself proud. But my friends and other people didn’t know what I was doing. They were expecting me to wear the latest designer clothes, shoes, bags and hair; which is not a bad idea, but I was determined and focused on a particular project. First, I moved my parents from one-room apartment in a slum to a 3-bedroom flat in the heart of Enugu city before finally building a house for them in the village.

All that period, some people were laughing at me. But I discovered that those people are still staying with their parents in that slum in Enugu.

On social media, some gave you kudos while others claimed you must have slept your way to achieving such a feat. What’s your reaction?

I’m not surprised because we are in a country where most people believe no one can succeed legitimately. One day, those people would post their success stories and people will talk negatively about them.

How did your parents react when they saw the house you built for them?

They couldn’t contain their joy. And guess what, I didn’t tell them until the house got to lintel level. As I speak, they are the happiest people on earth.

Don’t you think men would be scared to ask your hand in marriage after such accomplishment?

I don’t think so. I didn’t do it all of a sudden. I had saved for it for a long time.

Are you currently in a serious relationship?

No, I am still single but not searching. I’m praying for an understanding person that will support my career, so we can live together in peace and have kids. I don’t want divorce.

What do you think is the major cause of celebrity divorce?

From what I have observed, it’s mostly due to lack of understanding.

Aside an understanding man, what else do you look out for in a potential husband?

Somebody I can call a friend and also a very hardworking man.

Regardless of the height, bank account and tribe?

Yes! Regardless of height and tribe. But the bank account matters, because I want a man that will be able to take good care of me while I am also working to get my own money.

[Saturday Sun]



  1. Japhettoo

    January 21, 2018 at 9:14 AM

    Not comfortable with the lies u put up. ur sweat can’t build dis house as an upcoming actress.
    Even ur senior colleague can’t dare it

    • Merit Brown

      January 21, 2018 at 8:39 PM

      PLS STOP BEING ******

    • BIMBO

      January 22, 2018 at 1:26 AM

      you are noting but a big ***** for saying that , i can see you a **** life she done well for her parent so **** up japhattoo

  2. BIMBO

    January 21, 2018 at 10:22 AM

    japhetto you are a ***** for saying that ,she has done something for her parent go and do yours and leave the girl alone , i can say that you have not done anything good for your parent so s*** up

  3. J. B. Hunter

    January 21, 2018 at 1:35 PM

    PEOPLE SHOULD Stop foolish insinuations about the source of someone else‘s breakthrough.

    EVEN IF She slept her way through to put up this gigantuan edifice for her parents then she must have a Diamond pussy in between her legs and thats a kudos from me.

    ANYONE WHO Thinks its easy to sleep his or her way to success or achievements should as well give it a try or go ask some of the deportees from Libya.

    God bless you Chizzy baby for keeping your parents at heart.
    I am very proud of you. Wishing you more success, longlife and prosperity as you keep breaking new grounds.
    Haters go take (ogwu-oke)-Rat poison and be happy.

    I take a stroll…

  4. Mon

    January 22, 2018 at 1:22 AM

    No matter what,there must always be haters…..a lady has a job,built a house for her parents and people are still running mouth.

    Our low mentality is creating more confusion,how much does that house even cost that makes anyone think she need to sleep with different men before building? this part of planet. Damn!

  5. oby

    January 22, 2018 at 3:50 PM

    Chizzy you have done well, looking at the old house, I can only say God bless you for wipping away this shame from your parents. do not listen to those whose mouths are running like tap because that’s all they know how to do. May God give you a good man, who is God fearing, who will be your husband, and your best friend.

    God bless you.

  6. Bimbo

    January 22, 2018 at 9:27 PM

    Good comment oby for saying that

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