Uche Joan Iwuanyanwu
Uche Joan Iwuanyanwu

Uche Joan Iwuanyanwu, one of Nigeria?s new crop of sexy actresses gracing the screens, has told NEWS-ONE?s Francis Addo she has a good body which makes her sexy.

Uche Joan Iwuanyanwu
Uche Joan Iwuanyanwu

She broke onto the silver-screens in 2009 and has since played roles in not less than twenty (20) Nigerian movies.

She has also acted in a number of Ghanaian movies, including Frank Rajah?s directed ?Cheaters?, Pool Party, 4play Reloaded, (2011) and Somewhere In Africa, among others.

In this interview with NEWS-ONE, she spoke about her birthday last week, her recent jobs and working with actor Alex Ekubo and others.

How did you celebrate your birthday?

I celebrated with my family. I had little or no time to plan anything big with friends because of work. But all the same, it was a good one with my family.

How old are you now?

I am in my mid-twenties. I can?t be specific.

Is ageing putting pressure on you?

Not at all. I?m actually ageing gracefully, and this new age has brought a lot of good things in my life. Coupled with the fact that I am still a very young lady with a bright future, my new age is indeed a blessing to me.

You sound like someone in love. Anything we need to know?

Yes, I am in love. That?s all you need to know for now.

Can you tell readers who Uche is?

Uche is a young rising actress. She is God-fearing, smart, sexy, talented and, above all, she is a Bsc Economics holder. Uche is also the third of six children that were raised in a Godly family.

What have you been up to after you last worked in Ghana?

I?ve been working. It?s been from one movie location shoot to the next movie shoot.

Tell us about it.

Okay, let me start with the ones that are out in the market now: Rev Sister Ibu. I acted alongside Ruth Kadiri and the comic actor, Mr John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu. My role was a good one, something completely different.

Then I shot Birthday Bash which was directed by Desmond Elliot; acted alongside a couple of actors in Nigeria?Julius Agwu, Morris Sessay, Desmond Elliot, Belinda Effah, Funky Mallam, Yul Edochie, just to name a few. Birthday Bash is yet to be released. Also, I did a TV series, ?Happy Family?; acted alongside Nigerian veteran actor Uncle Olu Jacobs, Diana Yekinni, Mike Godson, to name a few. The series is airing already. Also, I shot a movie in Enugu. Heard the movie isn?t out; will keep my fans posted on that one. Then I just finished another shoot with one of Nigeria?s hottest actors, Alex Ekubo, titled 2nd Honeymoon. The shoot was a good one. My role was very challenging; and trust me, I did justice to it. That one isn?t out also; will keep my fans posted as well.

Was it your first time working with Alex Ekubo?

A lot of ladies seem fascinated about him; have you found the secret to why it is like that?

I really don?t know. But I think it?s his charisma.

How was working with him like?

It was a good one. I enjoyed every bit of it.

With all these jobs you must be making a lot of cash.

Yes, but I trust it can get better.

What have been your challenges so far?

I?ve been a bit lucky to have been in this industry and haven?t been confronted with a lot of challenges. But being on these different sets with different people, one is bound to face some. But I?m going to leave it at this point.

Any future productions?

Yes Ohh!!! Starting one shortly.

Your recent headlines have been about sex.

Hahahaha! I will skip that. I don?t want to send stuffs into the minds of people who follow me.

What?s your idea or definition of being sexy?

You?ve got to have it. Sexy is smart, elegant, admirable and, yes, you have to be you. Like the curves should be real, you know what I mean.

Do you think people misconstrue being sexy for something else?

A lot of young people think when a girl says she?s sexy, it means she?s sexually advertising herself. So I just want to correct that. I?m sexy because I have got a good body.

Which part of Nigeria do you come from?

Imo State, Isiala Mbano Local Government area, to be precise.

How long have you been acting?

I have been off and on acting since 2009 because of school. But now I?m done and doing full time acting.

How many movies so far?

More than 20 movies thereabout and still counting. Some of them include Queen of Passion, Break Away, Candy Girls, Naked Desire, Real Passion, Cold Passion, Porthacourt Babes, Daughters of Babylon, Undercover, 4play Reloaded, Pool Party, Somewhere In Africa, God of Shiloh, God of Zion and Cheaters.

By Francis Addo (Twitter: @fdee50 Email: [email protected])


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