- Nkem Ike is a Nigerian actress from Oji -River in Enugu state.
- She tells Nollywoodgossip: “I started acting in 2009.”
- She says: “My first job was in Akwa Ibom and it was directed by Andy Amenechi.
- “I acted with Ngozi Nwosu, popularly known as Ije kpoms. After that I got another job where I acted with Kate Henshaw.”
By Funmi Daniels (Talk Time With Funmi).
Can you kindly tell our readers who Nkem Ike is and what she does?
Nkem Ike is a Nollywood actress. I am from Oji -River in Enugu state. I graduated from University of Lagos (B.A English). I am the first child of my parents though my mum is late.
How is it like being an actress?
It feels great being able to express myself.
Can you tell us of your journey into the Nigerian Movie Industry?
Hmmmh…It’s a long story but I’ll be brief. I started acting in 2009. My first job was in Akwa Ibom and it was directed by Andy Amenechi. I acted with Ngozi Nwosu, popularly known as Ije kpoms. After that I got another job where I acted with Kate Henshaw. I started acting with big names and they really helped me to do d right things.
Are there movies you acted in but later regretted?
No! It’s not every script I accept. I love doing good jobs.
What impact do you think you make through acting?
I thank God for everything. Basically I tell stories that will positively re-orientate the general public with my talent. I strive to impact positively. I choose scripts with high moral values.
Could you please give your own analysis as what influence Nollywood has on the Nigerian society and Africa at large?
Nollywood have been able to expose the African society not as a primitive society but as a 21st century society, and have also promoted the originality of Africa and Africans.
Do you think that there are areas that the Nollywood body needs to pay more attention to?
Yea, basically more attention should be paid to storytelling. Presentation of the story is paramount. We need more talented screen writers that will pay more attention to details.
Where does Nkem see herself in the next 5 years?
Hollywood and a big time producer too, making big budget cinema movies.
And where do you see Nollywood in the next 5 years?
Nollywood will be a more structured industry then with more income.
Presently what are you working on?
I have 3 jobs now. I am praying that it will not clash but I am letting one go because of time factor.
What advice would you give to upcoming actors and actresses?
They should be disciplined and chase their dreams and don’t let people bring them down. They should keep their heads up and most of all be prayerful.
Nollywoodgossip wishes you the best.
Thanks for having me.