‘Nollywood has improved tremendously’
From a humble beginning, the Nigerian movie industry, otherwise known as Nollywood, has become a major force in the business of filmmaking. Through the movies, filmmakers have successfully promoted Nigerian culture, tradition and language on the global scale.
Year after year, new set of movie stars take on the big screen in a bid to sustain Nollywood tradition and favourably compete with their counterparts in other parts of Africa. One of such talents is Ekemini Nankere, who is gradually climbing to the top.
A graduate of History and International Affairs from the Lagos State University, acting has always been a passion for the pretty lady. “Towards the completion of my diploma in 2011, I decided to venture into acting; though I wasn’t consistent because I was also doing business at that time. Aside acting, I’m a makeup artist strictly for brides and events,” she said.
Nankere, who has featured in movies such as Dry Stakes, Desperate Singles, Heaven’s Hell and other, has also acted in soap operas such as This Life by Wale Adenuga, So Wrong So Wright and others.
“I took up acting professionally in 2013. Initially, I encountered a lot of challenges but I held on and here I am doing what I know how to do best. Passion drove me to this and I am enjoying my job. Before now, upcoming actors were not given the chance because, directors are afraid if they can deliver the role effectively. But now, they are giving young minds like us the ability to show our dramatic and creative side,” she said.