By Jemi Ekunkunbor
Enoho Ovire Peggy is an up and coming actress. Her first movie was released in 2007, titled ‘Best of Enemies’. The former Miss Galaxy International is a graduate of Banking and Finance from the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma. In addition to acting, she also retails clothes through her boutique, Hugs Couture. Recently, she celebrated her birthday with the children of Sought-After Children Orphanage, Ajah. In this brief interview, she talks about her work and life.
What inspired you into acting?
I have been passionate about being an actress all my life. So, when the opportunity presented itself, I ran with it immediately. Great actors and actresses such as Nkem Owoh, Ngozi Ezeonu, Angelina Jolie to mention but a few, inspire me a lot.
Which one is your first movie and how much were you paid?
My first movie was “Best of Enemies”. Acting doesn’t pay my bills for now. I didn’t feature in the movie because of money per se. I did it because it is something that I am passionate about.
How has winning Miss Galaxy impacted your life?
Winning Miss Galaxy changed my perspective about life. It helped me to be more coordinated, got a wider view about life. It has impacted on my life positively, I leveraged on the crown to achieve greater heights, which includes being the face of top Nigerian and International brands such as Bacchus Tonic Wine, featuring in Nollywood movies, and running my boutique (Hugs Couture) amongst others.
What gave you an edge over your contemporaries?
God, confidence, and combining beauty with brain
Did you have any pet project during your reign?
My pet project during my reign was ‘Help for the African Child’, where I visited indigent children in the rural areas and supplied them with food items.
It has become a fad for celebrities to visit orphanages during their birthdays. Why did you decide to celebrate with orphans?
I wanted to go somewhere people do not visit regularly. So, a friend told me about ‘Sought after Children Orphanage.’ I visited the orphanage, and sought to know what they were lacking presently. I went there with my friends on my birthday with the items. I am in a position to understand how it feels not to have a mother by one’s side as one grows up. I grew up without my mother who passed away long time ago, so to see kids smile and dance with me was a thing of joy.
Is acting paying your bills or are you into other things?
Acting is not paying my bills yet, but as a resilient young lady, I run other business that augments my income. I currently own a boutique called, Hubs Couture in Lagos.
Any memorable moment?
Too numerous memorable moments, and if I pick one, it is injustice to the others
How has your life in the movie industry been?
It has not been rosy but fun, and since it is a profession that I am passionate about, I take it all in my strides.