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Uche Iwuji: Open to love again

“I have practically acted with almost all the top actors though, except for RMD, Segun Arinze, Peter Edochie, IK Ogbonaya.”

Famous Nollywood actress Uche Iwuji, who hails from Mbano, in Imo State, born in Lagos b some four decades ago is ready to find love again.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, from The University of Lagos and when she was in secondary school, Uche was an active member of the school’s press club and her turning point was when she had an encounter with Joke Sylva who was already an established actress then.

At the age of 16, she overcomes every obstacle in her way and starred in Nollywood where she made her professional debut with “Tears in Heaven” a movie produced by Zeb Ejiro. The movie became a blockbuster which brought her to the limelight, this also earned her a nomination for Best New Actress at the African Movie Academy Awards.

The amiable thespian, also a professional model also competed convincingly on the runway at the Miss Lagos Beauty pageant where she came 2nd.

At the age of 31, Nigerian millionaire, Juwon Lawal dated Uche for a short period of time and walked down the aisle. A year later her marriage which had produced a son could not contain a rocking scandal and things began to fall apart whereupon the marriage ended up in divorce in 2013.

Uche’s high skills in interpreting her scripts have earned her roles pairing with movie stars like Saint Obi, Jim Iyke, Genevieve Nnaji, and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, amongst others in the movie industry.

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Although, the screen star suffered a few setbacks during the period of her marital issues and after she divorced the father of her son, but despite that, she is still one of the best sorted after in the industry.

“You know I am an entertainer, there will always be scandals, I think when it comes, all you need to do is, live your life.

‘You know as, at that time, there was no social media presence as it is now, that one has passed though I wasn’t happy about it, I don’t know if I managed it well because there was nothing to back up for the mistakes no one to cross the ‘T’s for me, so what I could do is to avoid public scenes.

“Later I traveled, basically that was how it all fizzled out,” Uche explained to Creekvibes Oluwadamilare Daniels in an interview session.

On her way to stardom, the movie star encountered some challenges. “The challenge I had was getting my line accurately because I had the opportunities to act with the best actors and actresses in the industry then.”

Going by her exploits and how beautiful and ageless her looks portray, one could easily conclude she started acting at a tender age. “I started acting at the age of 16 in 1999.” She said.

However, she has role models in Nollywood and Hollywood like most actors and actresses.

 “I love Genevive Nnaji a lot and she is my role model and on the international scene Angelina Jolie is my mentor.”

Uche won the Most Controversial Afro Nollywood Award, due to location exigencies she has never turned up to collect the award to date.

Creekvibes Oluwadamilare Daniels asked Uche what she is currently working on, and if she is fully back on the scenes or not?

She said, “Yeah, I shot a movie last year for Chiko Ejiro, which is still in the offing; I have always been on the scenes every year I shot movies.”

Uche has learned some important lessons of life to be good and humble at all times. However, since she became prominent in Nollywood movie scenes, she has some regrets because she was young and naïve she made a couple of mistakes young girls make, she confessed that she regretted that aspect of her past.

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Just like every other actor/actress does, she is deserving of endorsement deals, and to live in a luxury apartment with a porch car but these achievements are yet to come.

“I have not really achieved though, I am also good for endorsements and the endorsements have not started coming, I’ve not seen my cars; houses and my products are not everywhere yet.” She said.

Uche was asked if she caught her husband cheating, what will be her reaction, she responded by saying, “Nothing! It’s a man’s world they will always cheat but, he knows I’ve caught him, so he will be the one to apologize.

In her short-lived marriage, her ex-husband did not allow her to act, the single mother of an eight-year-old son is ready to say ‘I do’ to a promising man that will support her dreams and treat her like a woman.

Uche is a shy person and her best meal is Apu and Egwusi soup, those were the uncommon aspects of her that people really don’t know.

“I have practically acted with almost all the top actors though, except for RMD, Segun Arinze, Peter Edochie, IK Ogbonaya.” She mentioned when asked who are best, five scene partners were?

She went back memory lane when on few occasions her father who was not in support of her acting career turned down advert jobs meant for her, and how she ruggedly broke the hurdle of not going to locations that lead her to her current acting capacity.

“To all my fans I love you all, I am still there acting and I am not giving up, my best is yet to come, you guys should keep watching out for me.” She said to her teaming viewers.

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