Veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwo has dished out a piece of advice to upcoming actors and actresses in the movie industry.
The 64-year-old actress, who spoke at a candlelight vigil in memory of Africa Movie Academy Awards founder, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, told her younger colleagues that they don’t need to relocate to Lagos or Abuja to succeed.
She encouraged them to ditch the idea that they must live in either state to gain popularity in Nollywood.
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She added that Lagos or Abuja are not the determinant of success, and that they can stay in their states and still become stars.
According to the thespian, some actors and actresses began their careers in the east but moved to the west after becoming famous and forgot their roots.
Using herself as an example, she said, “For me, I said I am going to stay in Enugu, inside the village and when I go to Lagos, I tell them I am a village woman.
“I stay at Ngwo in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State and God has shown me that you can become a star from anywhere. You don’t need to be in Lagos or Abuja”.
“If you are good enough, they will call you even from America.”