Beautiful, chic, talented and sexy, are the words to describe these three Nollywood damsels, Lizzy Gold Onuwaje, Chiamaka Nwokeukwu and Peggy Onah. They have absolutely nothing in common except for their passion to make names for themselves in the make-believe world. So strong is their passion they would not allow anything to stand in their ways – including love! Hear their stories:
He said girls in Nollywood don’t stay in marriages Lizzy Gold Onuwaje
Lizzy Gold Onuwaje isn’t new to the world of show business. Her foray into the make-believe world started in 2006, when she won the Delta State Pageant as Miss Delta State. Then she tried her hands at the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Pageant (MDGN) where she emerged as the second runner-up.
Like most of her peers who had the undying passion to get into acting, Lizzy had hers too, but it didn’t go well with her boyfriend at the time.
“Initially, he was very skeptical about it. He said girls in Nollywood don’t stay in marriages. To me, it depends on individuals. I don’t think it’s true, because so far, some people like Omotola have kept their marriages. But he saw that I was very passionate about it when I went as far as attending an acting school in Lagos, so he let me be. I told him, it’s either he allowed me do my acting or he let me be. So he allowed me do my acting” she said.
But Lizzy was quick to add that it wasn’t really her acting that made her drop the guy, rather because he was not measuring up to her standard as a man.
“The affair didn’t crash because I went into acting;. The basic truth is he doesn’t have money; so I decided to end the relationship. I dumped him in 2013 because he didn’t have much in terms of money and he didn’t have any push for my kind of man”.
He believed I would be snatched from him Peggy Onah
Pretty, sexy and busty Peggy Onah, has come to find her place in the competitive movie industry by sheer hard work and talent. Unlike most ‘wannabes’ in the industry, who would pull off their clothes to flaunt what mother nature has endowed them with at the drop of a hat, Peggy would rather want to keep them on. Though she’s heavily endowed in the chest region, the Enugu State University graduate of Mass Communications believes her boobs shouldn’t be her calling cards.
Though not yet what you would call a popular item but Peggy has got it going and hardly stays out of jobs. She opened up to Potpourri recently that her boyfriend almost chequered her ambition but she resolved to follow her heart and what her heart told her was “ run, run, run”.
“ I don’t know how most men perceive the world of acting. It isn’t the way they see it. They believe anybody going into acting would be soiled by greed and wantonness. My boy friend believed I would be snatched away from him. He asked me to quit and I was just beginning to pursue my acting career. I couldn’t quit, besides, if he really loved me, he would have stayed. I can sacrifice my career when I’ve achieved my dream in the industry. But now that I’m still striving to hit the top, I can’t sacrifice it,” she said.
He was scared I would become wild Chiamaka Nwokeukwu
Vulnerably beautiful and sexy, Chiamaka Nwokeukwu, isn’t a household name in Nollywood. But the fair-complexioned actress is very much on her way as she is having the best run of good streak in her career. Her top draw performance in the film, Chinelo, The Shy Virgin, opened not only another vista in her career but also earned her an AFRIFIMO awards in the United States of America.
She is, as they say, on the easy street, but this would probably not have come her way if she had listened to her boyfriend who tried all means to dissuade her from going into acting.
Chiamaka once told me in an interview, “Yes I dumped him for Nollywood because he doesn’t want me to be a star. He doesn’t want me to follow up my career and he has not proposed to me. The guy can leave me tomorrow and now that I have the opportunity, I need to follow up. God blessed everybody with talent. It’s not easy to have talent, most people cannot act and when you have the zeal and you can do something, you have to use it well. It’s normal for a boy and girl to meet and if you really love your girl, you would let her go into what she wants. When I get married, automatically, if my husband says he doesn’t want me to act again, I will not act again, as long as he’s taking care of me” she said.
Continuing, “He was telling me that he doesn’t want me to act, that I’m a very nice person, I’m humble, that when I go into the industry, I’ll meet big people and I’ll become wild and be doing different things. He didn’t even want me to start. Immediately I went for my first shoot, he said, `I think you don’t like me’. I said, I like you but let me try it first. This might be where God wants me to be”tweet Follow @@metrolens1