Veteran Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi, who came into limelight after her role in the hit movie series Glamour Girls and has a career spanning over 2 decades, speaks about how giving her life to Christ affected her career and all the success she has achieved since then.
She also talks about how despite having an excellent result from her Secondary school and being from a rich home, her father refused to send her to the University.
Read excerpts from her Interview with Prisca Sam-Duru & Vera Samuel Anyagafu for Vanguard
On the impact of being an Apostle on her career:
”By the grace of God, I gave my life to Christ on 17th March 1997 at Holy Ghost Power Ministries Church, Adeniyi Jones. Apart from born again being a renewal of mind, it’s also an acknowledgement of God as master of your life. It is also the ability to recognise who you are and what you should be. It makes you a colossus. Years ago when I gave my life to Christ, most of my acting colleagues were laughing at me but because I discovered who I am and who I was and still to be because I gave my life to Christ very early, I am a movie legend. This is why I act my roles very well”
On starting life a s a model and furthering her education despite the odds:
“I was once a beauty queen. For a year they gave me money, a salon was taking care of my hair, fashion houses made my clothes for that year. I’m a fashion model and I’m still modeling in case someone needs me, I dey there full ground. As a matter of fact, I paid my way through university through modeling. My colleagues were laughing at me that my mates are busy doing aristo, seeing governors and going to clubs in VI and Ikeja, you chose going to church.
They said something is wrong with me, with all my brilliance, but today, by the grace of God, where I go or sit they can’t.“I have a first degree in English Language, a Masters in Social Work and I’m a Doctor in waiting. I did my Masters in LASU. We began as 78 students, only 48 passed. Out of the 48, only 2 people had the aggregate to qualify for their PhD. And Eucharia Akuwa Anunobi happens to be among the 2. The other one was a lady as well. In everything, I make my boast in Jesus Christ. I went back to school just about 6 years ago so it is not too late for anyone whether male or female to go back to school. There’s need to go back to school and get education even if you are 75 years old.
On why she began seeking God at a very early stage:
“Man has nothing to do with God’s promise in your life which means that no man has the power to stop your destiny or talent from bursting out. So if you are a Christian deep in the Lord, hang on to his promise because he never fails. If he has said you will be a great dancer, caterer, preacher, actress, you will end up as such. As long as your vision will impact lives, help the society and glorify God, pursue it. In my case, I come from a privileged home, I’m ajebo. We lived at no 5 Musa Yaradua Victoria Island. In fact we were the last set at Federal School of Arts and Science. I have As in English, Government, Literature etc, at the end, I wanted to go to University and I’m the first born but my father said he had no interest in training the female gender in his family after secondary school.
With all his riches and my brilliant result he refused to sponsor me to University except the boys. He abandoned me on the way and that was how at the age of 16, I started fighting for my destiny. This was what made me begin seeking God at a very early stage.“
Read Full Interview HERE