Angela Okorie Biography
Angela Okorie born Angela Ijeoma Okorie on August 17, is a Nigerian actress. The third of five children, was born and raised in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
She studied theatre arts at the University of Lagos. She also attended Lagos State University, studying public administration.
Okorie ventured into Nollywood in 2009, after a decade in modelling for a soap company. Her first movie was Sincerity in 2009. The film was produced by Stanley Egbonini and directed by Ifeanyi Ogbonna.
According to Pulse Nigeria, her break into the limelight came after she starred in Holy Serpent. She has also stated her desire to record gospel music in the future. In 2014, she was described as one of the “most sought after actresses” in Nollywood by Vanguard newspaper, as well as a “popular actress” that interprets roles with ease by The Nation newspaper. She also stated that she intends to go into film production. Speaking on her musical aspirations, she explained that she has written numerous songs and would release her album soon, describing music as something that has always been a part of her.
In January 2014, she was documented to have acted in more than 80 film productions. In 2015, she won the City People Entertainment Awards for Best Supporting Actress in an English film. In August 2014, she acted in more than 100 films since 2009.
In an 2014 interview, she explained that her mother was not comfortable with her acting on religious grounds. She also stated that she wouldn’t act nude irrespective of the fee, explaining that even her role models in the Nigerian industry, like Genevieve Nnaji didn’t need to go unclad to become a star. She also cited her cultural beliefs as reasons for dressing conservatively in films.
Angela Okorie Age
She was born on August 17
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She is married with a son. In a publication by the Dailypost newspaper, she explained that she usually makes a conscious effort to separate her family from the media. She also debunked rumours of a breakup in her marriage.
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Angela Okorie Interview as adopted from Stella Dimoko’s blog
What is new about Angela Okorie?
Angela Okorie: We are still doing what we know how to do best. Presently, I am filming on the Island (Lagos Island), and it’s all about violence against women, and also women that are not happy in their marriages. We are talking about domestic violence.
At what point did you discover your talent for acting?
Angela Okorie: I have been in the game for five years plus. I was a model before acting happened. It all started when I followed a friend to location and it turned out they needed a pretty girl for a character, and I just fitted into the role seamlessly. However, since I wasn’t an actress, I was not very keen but they insisted. So, I said ‘okay, guys just give me some time to think about this’. A week after, my friend was like ‘Angela, you have to do this’ and that was it.
Do you still model?
Angela Okorie: I still do but not really runway stuff and billboards; but if the pay is right, I will definitely do it.
Aside acting, what other creative sides do you have?
Angela Okorie: (Laughter) Well, I sing. While growing up I sang in church. I grew up in a Christian home and I was always singing even at home. But when I went into modeling, I left the music part of me. However, I had recorded some songs before I started modeling. I still have my catalogue of songs.
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Any plans of going into music?
Angela Okorie: (Laughter) I don’t know. You know, I am very unpredictable. I could just wake up one morning and start singing. The truth is that the things that have actually worked for me are not the ones I planned for.
What has been your most challenging role?
Angela Okorie: That was the role of a vampire. You know, acting is a make belief; you have to put yourself into the character in order to make the best of it. It was very challenging but trust me, I gave it my all and it was like dynamite! It is entitled ‘Royal Vampire’. Maybe, you should go see it because it is very interesting. Prince Ike Olisa produced it.
Is it true that you were involved in a theft scandal a while ago?
Angela Okorie: Well, it’s an old gist. The guy I took to South Africa to shoot a movie blackmailed me in order to get some money off me. His name is Prince Eke, but he has apologised. He did that when I was on set with Mr Ibu in Oba Town. He came around with a couple of people; I think they were about 15 and he apologised. He said he was sorry and that it was the devil that pushed him and all that. Well, it is an old story now and I have forgotten about it.
How did you meet your husband?
Angela Okorie: (Laughter) Sorry, I didn’t just get married. We have been married for 10 years, and my son is five.
A while ago, you posted a message on Instagram that you were open to relationship, how true is it?
Angela Okorie: I don’t post such things on my wall, please. Anything about my family and my home is off media. I don’t want to bring my family to the media.
Your fans would like to know, have you broken up with your husband?
Angela Okorie: Why? Why do they want to know? Were they there when he ‘toasted’ me? Were they there when we got engaged and married? They weren’t there so they shouldn’t ask such questions. I have told you before that I am very different. You understand what I am trying to say? Most times I don’t grant interviews because when I do, they write other things. However, there are things I don’t want the media to know about. If I want you to know, I will post it and you will read it. If you watch, most of the things they write about me are the things I posted. If I don’t post it you cannot write. My life is my life, and the media is the media. My acting career and my family are two different things all together. I won’t bring my family or anything personal to the media, so my fans should just keep watching (laughter).
What new projects are you working on?
Angela Okorie: When you mentioned the theft scandal, it happened when I went to shoot my film in South Africa. I took most of the artists from here. I did visas, bought tickets and flew them to South Africa for the film. A South African star was also on the job. I just shot a movie in the United States, and it is coming out soon. I am working on doing back-to-back, like five films at a stretch.
Who are your role models in Nollywood?
Angela Okorie: Wow! I look up to Genevieve (Nnaji), Omotola (Jalade-Ekeinde), Ramsey (Nouah), Pete Edochie and a lot of other great acts.
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