Nollywood diva, Ini Edo, has said that her loyalty to the Nigerian movie industry is unwavering, as she shares nuggets of wisdom with aspiring actors.
The actress, who is the special assistant to Akwa Ibom State governor on tourism, opens up on her plans and life in the corridors of power.
“I would like to state that my stint in government won’t affect my career as an actress. Since my appointment to serve my state, I have been receiving calls from producers, and actors alike to extend their hands of fellowship in building the Nigerian project. Again, I have been invited to play different roles in the movie industry, so nothing has changed,” She said
“I like to think of it as an advantage to movie producers that one of their own has a government appointment. I am not the first to be so appointed in Nigeria. Other notable movie actors have been appointed and they contributed their quota to the development of the industry and this is what I aim to do,”
“nothing good comes easy but I still try to do my work religiously and I put in my very best to uphold the confidence reposed in me having been so appointed to serve my state,”
Sharing wisdom nuggets with budding actors, she said “The primary advice I will offer any budding actor is that selling yourself for roles to a producer to get ahead does not work in the long run; not as well as hard work and talent. Develop your craft and always give your all in depicting any role you accept to play whether big or small. That’s what gets you noticed and that’s what wins awards.”
Ini Edo was recently appointed the Special Assistant to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel on Tourism.