8 December 2012

Nigeria: I Lost My Dad to Cancer - Oby Edozieh


Oby Edoizieh is a graduate of Lagos State University and an indigene of Anambra State. She recently released a movie which she holds dear to her heart. She tells Weekend Magazine in this brief chat.

Weekend Magazine: You acted, directed and wrote a film about cancer. What motivated that?

Oby Edozieh: The Movie 'SAVE OUR SOULS', I acted, produced & wrote the story. I lost my dad to cancer and cancer has killed a lot of people and in most cases due to late detection. I decided to produce this advocacy movie, to help educate and remind the general public of the need for regular medical checkups. Truly this movie is very dear to my heart.

How have you been able to joggle between these three important roles in a movie?

I already finished the script before producing. I had a very good production manager that was capable of handling the cast/crew. All was also hard work and dedication. God was also my strength

You are married to one of the best musicians Nigeria ever had Alex O. How did you meet him?

We met abroad and I am glad I did. He has been a wonderful husband.

How long have you been in the movie Industry?

I have been in the industry since 1997. It has really been a long journey but we give God all the glory for where we are today.

What is the one thing you would never forget about your father?

He was a very caring and loving person towards, not only his children but everybody else that came around him. His death was really touching and that is why I hold the movie about the cause of his death very dear to me.

For you what do you think is the biggest downside of becoming an actress?

The major downside to acting and being famous is that you lose your privacy asides that every other thing can be managed.

How many awards have you won so far in your career?

Trying to remember, I think it should be 9 or more.

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