Veteran Nollywood Actor Chidi Mokeme Reveals Struggles and Opposition from Father Over Pursuit of Acting Career

Chidi Mokeme’s Revelation on Family Opposition

In a recent interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo, renowned Nollywood actor Chidi Mokeme disclosed the challenges he faced due to his father’s disapproval of his decision to pursue acting as a profession.

The 51-year-old actor shared insights into his early career and the struggles he encountered.

Father’s Opposition to Acting Career

Mokeme revealed that his father strongly opposed his choice to become an actor.

The veteran actor recounted instances where he would return home late after shoots, only to face disapproval and be ordered to go back to where he came from.

Escaping Home to Pursue Passion

In the candid interview, Chidi Mokeme admitted that he had to make a difficult decision to leave his family home in order to fully concentrate on his acting career.

The disapproval and lack of support from his father prompted him to take the bold step of pursuing his passion outside the confines of his home.

From Model to Actor

The “Shanty Town” actor explained that he initially started his career as a model, engaging in commercial modeling, runways, TV commercials, and calendars.

This allowed him to navigate the entertainment space without immediate scrutiny from his disapproving father.

Breaking Point and Pursuing Dreams

Mokeme shared that his decision to leave home was influenced by a combination of factors, including his struggles with academic pursuits in pharmacy and computer science.

He emphasized that his passion for the entertainment industry, coupled with family opposition, led him to commit fully to acting, eventually breaking away from the constraints of disapproval.

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