By Benjamin Njoku
RISING Nollywood actress, Oghenekaro Itene who toured the cities of America for months following her role as “Itohan” in the movie, “Esohe”, an epic blockbuster set in the ancient Benin Kingdom is looking fairer than she was when she left the shores of the country few months ago.
But the Edo State-born actress has denied ever bleaching her skin. The actress was spotted at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, last week, where she was unveiled as one of the ambassadors of the forthcoming African cinematography festival, holding in Lagos, later in the year. She looked hot and sexy with her skin glowing like the morning star, thus giving away the impression that she is toning her skin. But she dined ever bleaching her skin. “I am not bleaching my skin. This is my colour. It’s just that I am eating right now,” she explained.
Itene described her American tour as “successful and a major breakthrough for her”, revealing, however, that the movie, which recently screened at the Nollywood travel festival in Toronto, Canada starred the likes of Hollywood, Jimmy Jean Louis, Misty Lockheart of “Chronicles of Life” as well as Nollywood’s Desmond Elliot, Chris Attoh, Bimbo Manuel, Ufuoma McDermott, Toyin Aimakhuo, Jemaima Osunde and Monica Omorodion Swaida.
Sharing her experience with HVP, Itene, who is a make-up artist-turned-actress, popular for productions such as “Tinsel,” “Shattered Dreams,” “Glass House,” among others, said “it was an awesome experience. We toured Boston, Texas, Houston, Atlanta among other cities with the movie and the reception was awesome.” Irene played a frustrated wife of the Town’s chief priest who had to deal with mystical complexities of an evil stepchild in the movie, which was directed and produced by Charles Uwagbai, Monica Swaida and Robert Peters.