By Lukman Olabiyi Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed October 16, to rule on whether or not to discharge a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA ), Patrick Akpobolokemi, who was charged with N2.6bn fraud. The court fixed the date Friday after hearing…
By RITA OKOYE
Nollywood starlet, Nzubechi Maureen Onyia popularly called Nzube Onyia, dreads heartbreaks like hell.
This is coming after her ex-lover dumped her a few years ago. However, the experience was the starting point of her movie career, as the heartbreak took her to another level.
Here, the light-skinned actress shares her inspiring success story, regrets and love life. Enjoy it.
I choose acting because it’s something I have strong passion for. It’s like a burning fire inside of me. I would have been a teacher if not acting.
Aside acting, I’m an entrepreneur. For me, acting started way back in 2011. After graduation when I had a serious heartbreak, one voice said to me ‘why do you want to kill yourself over a man?’. It’s more like why don’t I go out there to show the world what I have inside of me. So, that was how I carried my bag and left for Asaba.
Sex for role
Trust me, sex for role is actually not my problem. I don’t care about other people’s privacy. I care about my life and to the things ahead of me.
Most challenging movie
I will give it to ‘Ojukwu the Warlord’. I acted alongside Queen Nwokoye, Eniola Badmus and a few others. It’s really challenging, because I played the role of a ghetto girl. Not just that, a fulltime ‘Agbero’ in a local park.
For me, it’s just the passion that motivates me. The zeal to bring into limelight that talent inside of me is basically the motivation.
My male fans
I’m nice to them, though I put limit to our various levels of conversation. I really don’t cross boundaries.
I’m currently working on a movie entitled ‘Ogazi.’ It’s really not mine, as I’m only co-starring.
Most embarrassing moment
It’s the day a producer said he won’t be paying me after I acted on a job. He said, ‘I am doing you a favour’. I can’t forget that day as it made me cry.
There is nothing I can’t let go. In fact, everything associated with me is very important.
Yes, I do have my regrets. There are people I associated myself with in the past that today I wish I never did.
It’s his sense of humour and maturity, that’s what will attract me to a male.
It’s seeing me in that next and big level where my career will be appreciated by everyone in the world.
Youths shouldn’t lose hope because the future is bright than they can imagine.
— 6th October 2017
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— 6th October 2017
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— 6th October 2017
Head of the Vatican Stage and the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has advocated a safe internet for the children of the world. In a tweet on his handle @pontifex sent at12.30pm local time on Friday, October 6, the pontiff pleaded : “Let us ensure that the Internet is a safe and richly human place for…
— 6th October 2017
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Entertainment— 6th October 2017
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South-West Report— 5th October 2017
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Abuja Metro— 4th October 2017
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Oriental News— 4th October 2017
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Features— 6th October 2017
In this interview, former Vice President, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme tells veteran journalist, Paul Nwosu that it is in the collective interest of Ndi Anambra to allow Governor Willie Obiano to complete his second term in office. Excerpts… Permit me to go back to this zoning thing; I want to bring it back to our…
Literary Review— 2nd October 2017
Nigerians now have cause to smile with the launch of Artyrama, an online African art gallery which gives people across the world access to a variety of artworks, leveraging cutting-edge technology to provide a seamless, carefully curated online experience. Artyrama’s digital catalogue will host a wealth of contemporary art collections; including paintings, photographs, sculptures and…
Lifeline— 6th October 2017
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Education Review— 3rd October 2017
By Gabriel Dike Nigeria’s higher education recorded landmark feat as a draft National Policy on Open Education Resources (OER) was recently validated. This document is to address the dearth of learning resources in quality, quantity and currency in tertiary education. A statement signed by the Director, Directorate of Executive Secretary’s office, National Universities Commission, Mr….
Marketing Matters— 30th November 2016
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TSWeekend— 6th October 2017
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