…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, recently shared insights into her path to becoming a part of the movie industry.
In a candid interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo, she revealed her childhood aspirations and the initial challenges she faced.
Childhood Dreams and Role Models:
Ini Edo disclosed that during her early years, her dream was to become a lawyer or a newscaster.
She admired the late Nigerian broadcaster, Tokunbo Ajayi, and found inspiration in watching her deliver the news.
The desire to follow in Ajayi’s footsteps motivated her at that time.
Unexpected Path to Acting:
However, despite her aspirations, destiny had different plans for Ini Edo.
Instead of pursuing a legal or broadcasting career, she found herself drawn to acting.
Interestingly, her family did not initially support her decision to become an actress, creating an additional hurdle for her to overcome.
Persuasion by a Film Director:
It was Nigerian movie director, Ikenna Igwe, who played a significant role in convincing Ini Edo’s parents to allow her to pursue a career in acting.
Igwe personally visited her home and made a compelling case for her involvement in films.
This intervention helped to turn the tide and gain her family’s support.
Destiny and Acceptance:
Reflecting on her journey, Ini Edo expressed that she had always been involved in various artistic activities, both in school and church.
She had even pursued a Theater Art diploma while waiting to pursue a law degree.
However, the opportunity to enter the film industry presented itself, and she embraced acting as her true calling.
Over time, destiny unfolded, proving that her path was meant to be, despite the initial reservations from her family.
Ini Edo’s journey into the movie industry showcases the twists and turns that can shape a person’s career path.
Despite her initial aspirations to become a lawyer or newscaster, she found herself drawn to acting and pursued it despite familial opposition.
Her story serves as a reminder of the importance of following one’s passion and embracing the unexpected turns that life presents.
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