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Nollywood Actress Uru Eke: I’m From Mbaise In Imo State But Was Born In London UK

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Nollywood Actress Uru Eke: I’m From Mbaise In Imo State But Was Born In London UK

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April 17, 2016 – Nigerian Actress Uru Eke: I’m From Mbaise In Imo State But Was Born In London UK

Excerpts from Nollywood actress Uru Eke’s recent chat with Vanessa Okwara of Sunday Telegraph.

Tell Us About Your Background

I’m from Mbaise in Imo State, but was born in Newham, East London. I attended, Galleywall Infants School in London, came to Nigeria and attended Baptist Girls College, then returned to London and attended Lewisham College and finally University of Greenwich where I did a course in Business Information Technology.

How long have you been in Nollywood? I’ve been active in Nollywood since 2011.

Mention some of the movies you have featured in and that brought you to limelight. I’ve acted in several movies since joining Nollywood and not quite sure the one that brought me to limelight. I’ve been in many films including my own production, ‘Remember Me’, ‘One Last Word’,’ Being Mrs. Elliott’, ‘Weekend Getaway’ and ‘Last Flight to Abuja’.

You recently produced and also starred in your own movie which just premiered. Can you tell us a bit about this movie? It’s a film about corruption. It deals with a subject that affects the world. It’s a film with a message about accountability and transparency.

You are one of the youngest producers around. What made you to go into movie production? It’s only natural to want to move on in your career. I didn’t want to constantly be at the mercy of producers and only get contacted when I am needed. It’s about providing a job for myself and advancing with my career.

How did you source for the funding of your movie ‘Remember me’? The film was funded by the Ford Foundation.

Have you always wanted to be an actress? Yes, for as long as I can remember, it has always been my dream.

You virtually lived and grew up in the UK, what was life like there for you and why did you decide to come back to Nigeria to be an actress? Growing up was fabulous, it shaped me into who I am and the professional woman I have become today. Living and working in the UK makes you extremely independent and sometimes unconsciously you find yourself doing everything by yourself even when you have help available. I moved back to focus on acting in Nigeria because making an entry into the entertainment industry here isn’t as bureaucratic as it is in the UK.

You have had a fast growth in Nollywood, landing juicy roles in blockbuster movies and now a movie producer. What do you think gave you the push?

I’m extremely ambitious and I like to work. I believe with every career there’s a next level. So I felt after being an actress for a while, I wanted to move on to what was next and producing was it for me.

Are you in a relationship, if so can you tell us a bit about him?

Nope, I’m not in a relationship.

What is your life philosophy?

Go out there and get it because nobody is going to hand it to you.

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

I see myself married, have kids, still producing and acting.



  1. fifelomo

    April 17, 2016 at 1:53 AM

    That’s good pretty lady.

  2. Bench

    April 17, 2016 at 4:11 AM

    When I see fine girls, it do me like make I cry bicos fine girls is not send me at all just bicos I am not a haver of money. But wowo girls are not gree to leave me alones. Everytime is me they are call for phone. My phone is not resting. Is tire. I am also tire. Every time I see them I am runs away to hide. Na fine girl I want now. Wowo girls are carry diziz up and down. Abeg naijagist, make you helping me to get fine girl. You have helping many pipul bifor. Wetin have I do you weyris make you to leave me and is not helping me? Abeg Maryf, you be fine girl o. I like you. Make I tell you now bifor D Hunter go first me to tell you.


      April 17, 2016 at 8:09 AM

      This Grammar if yours can only attract Ugly girls….lmao…cant stop laughing…this is an epic comment on naijagists…..

  3. D Hunter

    April 17, 2016 at 5:28 AM

    Hahahahahaha Bench the Bench. U no go fit kill me for here ooo hahahaha… I laf in swahili.

    I tell you say I de look for girls on NaijaGists? Or I tell you say I de eye Maryf? Ohoo…? So na my name sweet you for mouth pass abi? See you. Na Maryf be your target? Na im be say you need to upgrade o…

    Becos e get as you go class reach before you go look for fine girls. You must to get MMM.

    My MMM means
    Mind, Money, Manners.
    Shey u don hear am now? We get many fine girls in the House o.
    Apart from Maryf, we get people like:- My Lady, Jojo, Grace, Tee, Joy, Precious, Chioma, Dorothy Califonia etc…

    You fit go for anyone wey gree you. If all of them no gree you na im be say na Ms Eranko place wey your search go end o.. Bcos she too na “Miss“ which means she still de free.

    D Hunter.

  4. D Hunter

    April 17, 2016 at 5:50 AM

    But seriously, this Mbaise of a place really have some goodlooking wingless Angels.
    The make ups here is by the way. Uru Eke is naturally beautiful with a heart warming smiles that makes one thinks she has never cried. Wow! I just hope she has INNER Beauty too.

    And to think that inspite of all this overwhelming beauty, she is still single makes it more flabbergasting that put up the question “WHY?
    METU pls where are you and what are you waiting for?

  5. John Emeka

    April 17, 2016 at 7:32 AM

    Nice step fine girl..
    Being a producer too will make u d boss of urself.

  6. sola olaniyi

    April 17, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    beautiful lady!

  7. Maryf

    April 17, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    You have said it all. You don’t have money and your grammar usually cause headache to me and many other commentators.

  8. Maryf

    April 17, 2016 at 11:17 AM

    Such a nice girl with quality plans for her bright future. Keep it up Uru

  9. betty

    April 17, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Nice one, love ur philosophy about life

  10. Metu Nyetu

    April 17, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Hahahahaha. D Hunter and Bench, una wan send me to hospital? Laugh wan kill me here.

  11. Metu Nyetu

    April 17, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Maryf pls give Bench a chance! I beg you.

  12. Ms ERANKO

    April 19, 2016 at 4:42 PM


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