+ Top celebrities storm premiere
In an ambiance of glamour and class, the ever busy Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos, hosted top dignitaries and super stars in the likes of Sammie Okposo, Lilian Bach, Ebube Nwagbo, Susan Peters, Uche Ogbodo and many others on the red carpet of the movie premiere entitled, Unknown Callers on Sunday, July 17, 2016.
The much talked about movie which was produced by the twin sisters held movie lovers spellbound and glued to the screen at the cinema hall during the premiere.
Dressed in a well-fitted elegant gown and full of excitement, Treasure couldn’t hold her gratitude and she gushed: “I expected people to turn out to support us for the movie premiere and they didn’t disappoint. However, I never expected such massive turnout, despite the fact that we sold tickets for N500. It was so amazing.”
Talking about the movie, Tracy hinted that Unknown Caller is a suspense filled story based on a true life event and will be showing nationwide.
ENCOMIUM Weekly chat with the Nollywood twin actors…
When did acting start for both of you?
We both joined the movie industry far back in our secondary school days, but officially registered with the Actors Guild of Nigeria in 2002.
What’s been the challenges so far?
The challenges are not unique to the movie industry, it’s same for any woman trying to carve a niche for herself in any field. However, one of our unique challenges was reluctance by our colleagues to take us serious rising from the fact that we joined the industry as young adults. Everyone saw us growing into the women we are now and we finally got over that.
What movie would you say was your major break in Nollywood?
I would say our break through movie was Divine Twins in 2006 because that’s the name people still call us till date. It stayed on Africa Magic’s popular demand list every other week for very long time, and the sequel to it, Beloved Twins also recently released is doing well too.
What has set you both apart as twin actresses?
It may appear to people so easy to say what distinguishes us in the movie industry is simply because we are identical twins, but that’s not so true because there are several other twins out there in the industry. It may not appear obvious but our patience, integrity, tenacity and perseverance set us apart in the entertainment industry as a whole.
About your new movie, Unknown Caller? How did both of you come about it?
Unknown Caller movie was stumbled upon, I must confess; because, I know we are creative, I won’t deny that fact. But the creativity we had put out through Unknown Caller movie beats us till now. I can’t explain how we came about such idea, it’s divine and most people who had seen the movie in the cinema attested to that. It’s beyond the borders of the regular Nollywood movies.
Choice of characters and more, give us more details of the movie?
In general, we have been in more than 50 movies individually and collectively, and out of that figure, I will mention five of which was our brain child and production. Divine Twins, featured Patience Ozokwor, Bruno Iwuoha, Geraldine Ekeocha (God rest her soul), Tracy and Treasure Daniels. Then, Love and Cash featured Tony Umez, Francis Duru, Rita Edochie, Tracy and Treasure Daniels then Uche Ogbodo, Beloved Twins, is a sequel to Divine Twins Fashion Police featured Bishop Ime Umoh known as Okon, Frank Artus and Mather Ankoma, from Ghana, Tracy and Treasure Daniels, Denrele Edun, Karen Igho, Ruth Kadiri, Prince Malumi, T.T Temple, Maureen Okpoko, etc and now Unknown Caller.
Tell us about other productions you have done?
We have worked with almost all the high profile actors who know their onion, they all have so much respect for us, both cast and crew.
Where do both of you see your career in 5 years?
In five years we would have successfully merged Hollywood to Nollywood both as directors, producers, actors, distributors and investors.
We are high profile actors, reputable public figures, movie investors and producers, distributors, prolific writers role models and business owners. We might not own an airline business for now but hopefully, soon, but we currently run a hair salon in Oniru, Lagos and we are employing many creative young Nigerians. We take pride in Twins Saloon, Oniru, Lagos.
Recounting success, what will you say you have achieved?
We are women of substance entrepreneurs and lovers of God, that doesn’t mean that if you find our trouble we will just say God bless you or, if you slap one twin, the second twin will give you her chin and say, oya slap me too Hmmm.
We are compassionate like Christ, and all who have had dealings with us can attest to that. But if you take our good heart for granted, we can flog you with whip like Jesus at the temple.
Who are your mentors and what inspires you?
Our mentors include our mom and dad, Reverend and Evangelist Mrs. Felicia and Daniel Nwokike Idenyi, the best parents anyone can have. They mentor so many others not from their loins, so we are privileged. Our role models are Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Mitchell Obama both career successful women holding home together, it’s not common and we admire that so much.