Oct 31, 2016 – Zack Orji’s Wife Ngozi Set To Release Gospel Album, Advises Nigerian Youths
Excerpts of Nollywood actor Zack Orji’s wife’s recent chat with Sunday Orji
Tell us briefly about yourself
I am Ngozi Orji. I read Secretarial Studies at the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu. After my graduation, I attended the Piscean School of Fashion, Ikeja, Lagos, where I cut my teeth in Costume Designing. Thereafter, I studied English at University of Lagos, graduating in 2000.
How do you feel being wife of Nollywood’s celebrity, Zack Orji?
I feel good; I am blessed to have him. He is a good husband, a gentle man and a good father to our kids.
Would you say entertainment runs in the family?
I would say that entertainment is in our genes, because my son, Lionel, has also gone into music. I feel blessed to have him; he is a very gifted young man with about five singles to his credit and three videos. He is also one of my producers. He produces most of my songs. He is very talented and I thank God for him. I couldn’t have a better son.
If you were asked to choose between acting and music, which one would you choose?
If you take gospel music out of my life, I will not be complete, because gospel music is what I love doing. I have other talents; but most of all, I love to sing more than anything else. Gospel music is the part of me that always connects me to God. It is that part of me that God uses to reach out to other people to bless them. So, I would say that without gospel music, I am very empty and incomplete because it is the one thing that gives me joy. It gives me a lot of joy seeing people responding and being blessed when I’m ministering. I have other talents like acting; I went to a fashion school and also train as a costume designer. I have actually acted in, and costumed over a 100 movies. I’m also a businesswoman. I run a fashion boutique and interior-decorating outfit.
When are we expecting your album?
My album debuts sometime next year. Before now, I have dropped two singles: Chim No Nso and N’ime Jehovah, which are making waves. I sing in Igbo and Pidgin English because I need to cut across to everyone. I’m also going to do another one in Yoruba. The idea is to reach everybody and express the gospel. In my second single, I featured a popular Ghanaian singer, Obiba Sly Collins. Even though, the song was done in Igbo, the video is subtitled in English for everybody to understand.
What advice do you have for the youths?
Let them always believe in themselves and have faith and trust only in God; God is the only one that cannot fail them. Let them never give up on their dreams and never lose hope. When there is life there is hope; they should never compromise. They should not trade their destiny for anything; no matter how difficult the situation might be, God will always make a way. Let them always dream big and trust God; all things are possible with Him.