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Nnenna Davies: ‘The actors I admire most in Nollywood’

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Nnenna Davies may not be a regular face on screen, but away from acting, she has made her mark in the music industry.

The Abia State-born actress, started out as a singer, before she delved into acting few years ago to boost her profile.


According to her, “I started singing while I was a child. While growing up, I had an active imagination especially during my secondary school days.” To actualize her dream of becoming a superstar, Davies formed a two-man musical group with her friend known as the “ Dynamics”. The group only had an album “The Genesis” in the market, before they broke up.

Moving on, after her university education, Davies who is currently in the studio, recording her new songs found solace in acting. Her journey began in 2013, after she featured in a couple of Nollywood flicks. Since then, the dark-complexioned actress has not looked back in her quest to rule the big screen. She has featured in many movies including a soap titled, “The Rancour.” But her most challenging movie in recent times, according to her, is “Nwa Chi na Emere. “Ït was a movie that gave me my break in the industry,”she said.

A combination of beauty and brain, Davies says her dream is to become one of the top producers in the country. She also wants to establish a record label, where she can discover and groom young talents. She’s not only a singer and a songwriter but also, a script writer and an actress.

Davies blasted actresses who exchange their bodies for movie roles, pointing out that “ if one is talented, one does not need to run after the producers or become desperate.”

For her, those who have nothing to offer when it comes to role interpretation usually run after the producers who are always on the lookout for conquests.

Sharing her first experience on set, Davies recalls, “Unfortunately, I forgot my lines, and since I was unable to remember my lines, I couldn’t interprete my role excellently. It was a terrible experience. ”

Meanwhile, those she looks looks up in the industry includes Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Genevive Nnaji and Joke Silva. She also named the likes of Mike Ezuruonye, Yul Edochie and Joseph Benjamin as the actors she admires most.

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