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‘Living in bondage’ star -actress, ‘merit’ opens up My late husband was a very jealous, possessive man

Her real name is Nnenna Nwabueze–Okonta but she is fondly called Merit, following the visible role she played in that pioneering Igbo movie, ‘Living in Bondage’.

This beautiful mother of six children disappeared from the screen immediately after the film was released into the market in 1992. She was married off, and her heartthrob, Chief Okonta, who died few days to their 22nd wedding anniversary, on March 15, 2016, wouldn’t want to lose her to another man. Hence, she disappeared from the screen to solidify her marriage, and, after 20 years of building her marriage, the husband allowed her to stage a comeback to her first love- acting, in 2014.

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