Nollywood actress, Ijeoma Agu, made a name for herself when she debut her one-woman-show where she played eight different female characters. Since then, she has featured in movies and TV soap operas that successfully launched her career in the make believe world. In this interview with ORUKPE NELSON, she speaks about her career, growing up and marriage…
Tell us about your family, growing up and educational background.
I’m the eldest of five children. I grew up in Benin and Lagos. My family is quite fun. Growing up was very memorable. My siblings and I would sing, dance and act. My parents also encouraged us to unleash our God given talents. I am a graduate of Biochemistry from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, NAU. I am an alumnus of the prestigious Royal Arts Academy where I graduated summer cum laude, bagging a variety of awards as an honours student.
She have always loved the world of make-believe. She loved watching movies while growing up, reading novels and generally getting lost in imaginary world
Her acting career started in 2007 with a feature in Fidelis Duker’s soap, ‘Eldorado’. Since then she has featured in the Hollywood indie movie ‘The Choice of Aina’ by Maarore Pictures where she played an abused young woman in search of love. Others are ‘Finding Diamond Jo’ (a collaboration with Swedish filmmakers), ‘Hood Rush’ (a musical thriller currently in cinemas all over Nigeria) and ‘Flower Girl’ (also in cinemas) directed by AMAA winner, Michelle Bello.
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