Miss Cynthia Okonkwo was born May 26TH. who hails from Nnewi in Anambra State.
cynthia is presently a Graduate of The Anambra state university. Cynthia’s acting began when she did a stage drama at christ the king catholic church lagos,and later joined the Nigeria Movie Industry (Nollywood) in 2006
Personal Interests:Cynthia’s first LOVE is acting, her “Personal Interests” are vast so she doesn’t limit herself, she is always open to experiencing new things and adventures
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I Can’t Go Nude – Nollywood Actress Cynthia Okonkwo
Cynthia Okonkwo flair for acting brought her to limelight.
You were in Berlin,Germany few weeks ago. What were you doing there?
I travelled to Germany for the 63rd Berlinale International Film Festival. The Festival was all about International stars on the red carpet, enthusiastic fans, filmmakers from all over the world and above all great films.between 7 and 17 February, Berlin is the centre of the film world during the 63rd International Film Festival. In fact, it’s the first time i ever travelled out of nigeria for a film Festival.
Despite the fact that you are still young in the industry, you are already mingling with the big names. Aren’t you lucky ?
Yes, I think I’m blessed. I don’t really have anything short of being ‘blessed’. I count myself lucky in the industry. God has been on my side because I haven’t put in so much energy into the industry, yet I have recorded a lot of results. I think that’s what favour is all about.
From where do you draw your Acting inspiration?
Everything inspires me. But Nigeria is a very dramatic country to draw inspiration from. So far, I have acted well over twenty movies in less than three years.
Were you getting roles easily at the time you started acting?
Well I haven’t really gone through so much stress to getting role in movies.
But that does not mean I haven’t been attending auditions. I attended auditions after auditions but I never gave up any hope. It wasn’t so stressful for me even though I got my first role, while attending audition. Ever since then, I haven’t looked back.
Why do you think you never fell into trap in the industry?
I never had any nasty experience so far. I think my acting skill paved way for me. It makes things easier for me to scale through in the industry.
So, I really don’t have any reason to use the back door to rise to fame. I’m not a desperate person.
Are you saying there are ‘desperadoes’ in the industry?
There are desperadoes everywhere, not just in Nollywood. People are desperate to survive, they are desperate for everything, so, it’s not about Nollywood alone.
Where can you be found when you are not filming?
In the comfort of my home of course.
Do you have a relationship with God?
Yes, I do. And as a Christian prayer becomes a way of life for me. It’s not that I have a particular style of praying. I pray fervently.
Can being a good girl take you to the top of your career?
It can’t, one needs to remain focused to hit the top. To some extent, I’m focused.
What can you not do in the name of acting?
I can’t go nude because our culture forbids it. That’s it
What of overcoming the temptations that are associated with the kind of job you do?
Temptation in this regard could mean different things. You could have issues with a colleague in the industry. Common sense requires that you learn to handle such issues with wisdom.
Do you keep a low profile?
Not at all. I don’t keep a low profile. But I’m not somebody you can see at nightclubs or meet at social gatherings. I know where I want to be at a particular time.
How did you observe your Valentine Day celebration?
There are some people who do not believe in Valentine Day. I spent the day with some artist at the Berlinale International Film Festival In Germany. We were at the potsdamer platz to see a movie. I’m indifference about Valentine Day.
Are you seeing someone at the moment?
That’s private to me. I want to separate my private life from my work.
What kind of clothes do you like to put on most often?
Any clothes that makes me feel good and, is stable for me. Probably such clothes that every young girl would like to wear; simple and stylish. I’m a simple girl by nature, so, everything about my dressing tend towards simplicity. The same thing goes for my hair do. I like flowing hair do.
How would you describe your journey into Nollywood?
I think I’m blessed, I have moved from one level to another level. My work is being appreciated by a lot of people and I’m happy. I’m peaceful, and I don’t like so many dramas.
And are you still in school. What level are you?
I’m a Graduate.
NOLLYWOOD ACTRESS- CYNTHIA OKONKWO
Cynthia has played several roles in over 20 movies with no stopping in sight. This seasoned actress has appeared in
1. House party
2. Devils Workshop
3. Evil agenda
4. Another hell
5. Not for kids
7. Dangerous love
8. Professor Ibrahim
9. Missing Identity
10. Heart of a princess
12. Supernatural Woman
13. Mr. Perfect
14. Shadows of the night
16. Room 027
17. Hot and Sexy
18. Heavy Duty
19. Bloody Encounter
20. Battle line
21. Women’s world
22. Darkness of sorrow.