Alex Okoroji, the pretty daughter of COSON boss Tony Okoroji is in high spirits on her achievement as the 163th most influential woman in the world as rated by Richtopia, the world renowned United Kingdom based digital platform famous for their global list. The mother of one who couldn’t hide her excitement as she spoke with encomium.ng about the rating.
Three other Nigerian women also gracing the list are Oby Ezekwesili as 93th, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as 156th and Abike Dabiri Erewa as 161th.
Stating her feelings, Alex asserted, “It is humbling, I was shocked, I was on the list for like 8 weeks and I have been moving up the list. It validates the believe ‘you can be what you want to be’. You can be an influencial person all over the world irrespective of where you are. It is about my radio show. When I first started, people said why can’t I go on Beat FM, but I wanted to globalise my own show. Here we are today.”
Also speaking on how lucrative her talkshow has been, “Yes, it is lucrative in different ways. It has brought me cash and goodwill. Yes, I make money from it. At least, I am not sleeping under the bridge but the good will is the most important thing for me.”
When asked why her talkshow has taken her away from acting, she responded, “It hasn’t, I still shot a TV series not quite long ago. I am still an actress but I am more focused on telling the right story. All I do still complement each other. My talkshow gives me opportunity to use my original voice to capture issues, not what the writer or producer wants me to portray.”
Speaking more on how rewarding it has been for her, she gushed, “It has been rewarding, I must be honest. I received an iconic award in India last month. It has been fulfilling, it shows that what I do is not in vain.”
On the issue of marriage, she has this to say: “I am still single. If I meet the right man, I would know. But I have met so many good and nice people.”
Alex Okoroji is an actress, writer and international digital talk radio host famous for “the naked talk”.
– SHADE WESLEY METIBOGUN for encomium.ng