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‘How I’ve remained scandal-free’ – Actress, CHIOMA CHUKWUKA-AKPOTHA


STAR actress, Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha, is one of the most admired thespians in Nollywood.  Her unblemished pedigree and scandal-free reign as an actress has admitted her into the exclusive club of the most sought after role interpreters.  The Glo ambassador is a graduate of Banking and Finance from the Lagos State University, but chose the acting profession where she has made her mark.  Winning the prestigious Best Actress Award in 2007, courtesy African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), the mother of two lovely children confessed that the sky is just the starting point for her.

On Monday, February 7, 2011, she chatted with ENCOMIUM Weekly, revealing to us the secret of her success in Nollywood.


What is the sweetest thing about being an actress?

Chioma (Medium)To me, it is the opportunity to interpret a character you are not.  Again, you are seen as a role model, even as you make people happy.

What about the hard part of your job?

Losing one’s privacy.

You are one of the outstanding actresses in Nollywood, what is your secret?

It’s hard work, discipline and seriousness in whatever I do.

How have you been able to stay off scandals?

It is God I give all the glory. I can’t say it is my doing.

What are you working on currently?

Nothing for now, I am just taking my time, but I have some jobs at hand.

What has stardom done for you?

It has done a lot for me.

What has it not done for you?

I don’t know.

  • This story was first published in ENCOMIUM Weekly on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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