My Family Members Never Wanted Me To Be An Actress — Jennifer Obodo

Fast rising Nollywood actress and an established model, Jennifer Obodo has spoken on her journey into the movie industry after her friend facilitated her first movie role during a movie shoot near her house.

The graduate of Mass Communication and Media Technology from Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State, in a recent interview with Newton-Ray Ukwuoma, also talked about her encounter with ‘fake friends’ in the industry, why she can’t go nude; her challenges among others. Excerpts:

How long have you been acting?

I will say I started acting full time 3 years ago

How did your journey into the movie industry commence?

I have always had the passion for acting. I didn’t know where to start from and how to go about it. I started modeling in 2010 after my O’level. So, I had friends who always encouraged me and asked me to join the movie industry on the grounds that I have got all it takes to be a TV star. Then I had the courage to go for it. I started getting audition updates from people and on Facebook. My family then was against it, especially my elder brother, who was like a thorn in my flesh.

I told him that the only thing I needed was his support or else I will go behind and do my thing. My mum later gave in and supported me. However, in 2011, I was at home cooking when my friend came to me and told me that they were filming close to my house; that a guy who is an actor on that set came around to buy something and then they started talking and she told him she had a friend who really wanted to act but doesn’t know how to start. So, the guy requested to see me. She called me to meet the guy. I quickly rounded off with what I was doing and went to see him.

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