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Nse Ikpe-Etim Answers To 21 Questions

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INTRODUCTION: Nse Ikpe-Etim is one of the privileged actresses whose recent movie exploits have pitched them in contention for the crown of Best Female actresses at the forth coming UBA-AMAA awards billed to hold next month in Yenoogoa, the Bayelsa State capital.


Nse Ikpe-Etim has been in the entertainment industry since age 18 when she anchored a show on NTA. Below are answers to 21 questions asked Nse Ikpe-Etim. Read-on and share this page with friends:

1. What is Your Name?
Answer: Nse Ikpe-Etim

2. When Is Your Birthday?
Answer: 21st of October

3. What Is Your Star Sign?

Answer: Libra

4. Your Occupation?
Answer: Actress

5. Your Hobbies?
Answer: Reading, cooking and writing.

6. Your style can be described as?
Answer: Chic Bohemian

7. Your favourite piece of clothing?
Answer: Jeans

8. Heels or Flats?
Answer: Heels

9. Fashion pet-peeve(s)?
Answer: Vulgarity. U can be sexy without baring flesh. Spilling boobs...there I said it.

10. What would you wear:
i. To work? A pant suit
ii. On a date? A nice frock
iii. To relax at home? My knickers and a bra
iv. For drinks with friends? Jeans and a tank
v. For a night out on the town? Jeans and a nice top


11. Your favourite designer(s) Nigerian and International?
Answer: Wanger Ayu (Nigerian) Koketso Chiepe ( Batswana)

12. Your favourite decade for fashion?
Answer: 50's, 60's and 70's

13. Right now you are listening to?
Answer: Darey's Ba ni kidi

14. Your favourite Musician(s) Nigerian and International?
Answer: Adele and Ellie Goulding

15. Your favourite Music Genre?
Answer: Hard to say, I listen to all Genres of music.

16. Your beauty routine is (exercise routine is)?
Answer: I have none just use loads of water.

17. One item you can't live without is?
Answer: Rosary

18. Your favourite food?
Answer: I love food

19. The most interesting city you have visited is?
Answer: Vienna because of it's history.

20. Tell us about the city you live in?
Answer: The city I live in could do with More food

21. Your advice to youths?
Answer: I would advise youth today to Believe in your dreams and never be afraid to dream.

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Steady and rising: The story of Omoni Oboli, Nse Ikpe-Etim

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For Omoni Oboli and Nse Ikpe-Etim, it has been a bumpy and conscious journey to the top of Nollywood. They might not be your typical commercial stars, but they have been able to rise to the top of their game without taking the conventional Asaba and Enugu market route.



Omoni and Nse have been very selective in the kind of scripts they accept, and have been near perfect in executing them. As a matter of fact, Omoni has been the lead act in two of the three most commercially successful movies in Nigerian cinemas. Nse, on the other hand, has been the choice of producers outside Asaba market, who want a different kind of interpretation.

These two acts have been rising and consistent with their choice of movies over the years. In the case of Omoni Oboli, she got into acting at an early age, having developed a passion for acting at the early age of three. She got into Nollywood in the mid-90s and starred in her first movie in 1995. After the successfully kick-starting her career, she had to go through the challenge of breaking into Nollywood after a lull of 10 years. It became very difficult to get a role in any movie. But this all changed as she was fortunate to meet with Emem Isong and Lancelot Oduwa Imasueun. After these meetings, the roles started pouring in.

Her rise to prominence began in 2007 when Rivals, a movie she co-produced with her friend, an acclaimed model, Blessing Effiom, won the coveted price for the Best International Drama at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival. It was the first Nigerian film to be premiered since the festival’s inception in 2003. She gained further prominence when she starred in Kunle Afolayan’s Figurine in 2009. This took her to the peak of her career at the time. She also featured in Anchor Baby, which was her first international film at the time. At present, she is set to hit the set again, this time in the Ukraine, where she is about to become the first Nigerian to star in a movie in that country.

Apart from being an actress who brings dignity, poise, class, smooth delivery and extreme professionalism to the varied roles she had played, Omoni Oboli is also a script writer with several intriguing screenplays to her credit.

Nse Ikpe-Etim can be described as the silent tsunami, as she took the whole of Nollywood by storm. Starting out from a humble background, the graduate of theatre arts from the University of Calabar, who is also a script writer, began acting on stage at the age of 18 and later came into full acting when she acted in a soap opera Inheritance, 10 years ago. After this, she left acting for ‘other things’ and was involved in broadcasting, selling male clothes, and working as representative for a company. She later got back into the movie world by taking part in the production if Venom of Justice. But even at the time, she still felt that acting full time was not yet for her. Again, she left to pursue a career as a banker.

But with pressure from her friends, Jetta Amata and Emem Isong, she returned to the movie industry and began script writing for Jetta. Her big break came when she starred in Reloaded. Her performance caught the attention of the AMMA jury and earned her a nomination for the Best Actress Category in the 2009 AMAA Awards. This was an unprecedented development as it was her first major role in a flick. With this, the world took notice of Nse Ikpe-Etim.

After recording such a tremendous feat, she has now starred in two more movies, Edikan, a film acted in Ibibio language, and Memories of the Heart, both of which are due for release later in the year, or first quarter of 2012. Nse Ikpe-Etim can be described as a passionate writer whose dialogues are apt and filled with humour, and during her spare time she also writes articles for magazines and newspapers.

Looking at these two sultry and highly successful actresses one can rightly say that their struggles have not been in vain, and that quality has come to stay in Nollywood. Read more »

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