- Stella Idika is a Nigerian actress from Ohafia in Abia state.
- She tells Nollywoodgossip: “I love being an actress. I enjoy what I do despite the fact that the competition is high.”
- She says: “I’ve been in the industry for about 9 years now. Though I’ve been off and on for some reasons best known to me.”
By Funmi Daniels (Talk Time With Funmi)
Kindly introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Stella Idika. I’m from Abia State, Ohafia precisely.
How is it like being an actress in this very competitive industry?
I love being an actress. I enjoy what I do despite the fact that the competition is high. No matter how high the competition is, the industry is so vast to contain everybody and what is mine will always come to me. I feel the competition makes it more interesting, because somehow, it helps to bring out the best in us.
How long have you been in the movie industry?
I’ve been in the industry for about 9 years now, though I’ve been off and on for some reasons best known to me.
How did you enter into acting?
I got to join the industry through a friend, but she doesn’t act. She only happens to know some people that could help, though some of them ended up not helping, lol.
Are there movies you acted in but later regretted?
Not at all. I love my job with passion.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Hmmm…I see myself as a star with a difference, role model to so many young ones. A mega star.
What can you tell us about Nollywood, its influence and impact on the Nigerian society and Africa at large?
I must say Nollywood is really doing great and waxing very strong. Through our movies, we’ve been able to expose so many things. If there’s anywhere we’re lagging behind now, it will be fixed in the nearest future because we’re still growing. Then people will begin to appreciate us more.
So from your perspective, where do you see Nollywood in the next 5 years?
Nollywood will definitely be better than what it is today. There’ll be lots of improvement.
What is your selling point?
Everything about me is my selling point.
What is your academic background?
I just finished from lasu where I studied public administration. I intend to go for second degree in English and afterwards my masters.
Will you still have time for acting?
Of course! I’ll have to plan it very well.
What advice do you have for up and coming actors and actresses?
I’ll advise them to take it easy, with persistence, professionalism and love for one another and the fear of God, we’ll all get there.
Nollywoodgossip wishes you the best.
Thanks for having me.