FAIR actress, Uche Ogbodo is finally married. She had a mini traditional wedding on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, with her United Kingdom based heartthrob, Arthur Apo. She is also planning a church wedding before the year runs out. ENCOMIUM Weekly had an interview with her about her secret marriage, how she found love and her career.
Congratulations, we heard you are married?
Yes, that is true. Thank you.
How does it feel to be married?
It is God’s blessing. It is a thing of joy, everybody prays for it.
Why did you opt for a secret wedding?
We have done everything we need to do, the main ceremony will take place soon. Most likely before this year runs out, the white wedding will take place. So, I cannot say I had a secret wedding per se.
How and when did you meet your husband?
I met him in Nigeria, at a colleague’s birthday. Immediately I saw him, I knew he was my husband. It is more than a year ago now.
How did he approach and propose to you?
He stood and was staring at me. He told me something said he should just talk to me and he did. We introduced ourselves, I told him I was an actress, that was it.
Tell us more about him.
His name is Apo. He is from Anambra State. He is an ex-footballer based in the United States of America.
A lot of men stop their wives from acting after marriage, what will happen to your acting career?
He knows I am an actress. I told him immediately I met him and he likes what I do. He supports me career wise. He understands what is happening in our industry, he is in full support.
Why the choice of a U.K-based man?
Men that have travelled far and wide know what is happening in the industry, he is exposed. He has mingled with people from other cultural backgrounds and with different people. A lot of Nigerian men don’t really understand what is happening in the industry, most especially if they are not into entertainment. He too is into show business as well. So, he understands the terrain. I think it is quite easy that way.
He has mingled with a lot of show business stars, he knows as an actress, I have to mingle with friends so I can get movie roles. I have to kiss in movies and I can be away for some days. So, it is a good thing to have someone who understands you.
What is happening to you career wise?
I am still very active in the industry. I have been very busy of recent. I have done a lot, some of the movies I featured will soon be out. Agunba will soon be out, Onyewa will also be out. I have been very busy. More movies will be released very soon.
Will you be relocating abroad after your wedding?
I love to be with him, but I still have to continue with my career. I will be shuttling U.K and Nigeria. Thank God I can travel anytime I want. I still want to continue with my acting career, so I will be on and off.
– SHADE WESLEY-METIBOGUN