I DIDN'T KNOW CHIDI MOKEME WAS A MOVIE STAR--JEAN OLUMBA MOKEME
5/2/2012 9:37:03 AM -
The lady,who's spending the rest of her life with star actor,Chidi Mokeme is Dr. Jean Chinwe Olumba.
They first met at President Barack Obama's inauguration ball in Maryland,USA in 2008.
Chidi Mokeme and Jean have been enjoying a sizzling romance since then(the star actor actually proposed last year).
From Mbieri,Imo State,she was 38(on Friday,April 27,2012,while Chidi was 40,on March 17,2012).
She was born and bred in the United States of America,where she still lives with her parents and siblings.
Her dad,now retired has relocated home while her mum would be shuttling between Nigeria and Obama's land to attend to the family's interests.
Chidi Mokeme's wife has a doctorate in a specialized area of Medicine and a PhD in Pharmacy.
The fifth in a family of 6 children(3boys and 3 girls),Jean is dark,lanky,tall and beautiful. She comes across a simple and easy going lady.
And being highly educated,she measures her speech,colouring it with modesty and wishing not to be quoted for now.
Jean,however,let out few words about her love story and great expectations from the marital union that was solemnized on Saturday,April 28,2012.
We didn't start out like he asked me out.It happened honestly by chance and I still wonder how I got in (General laughter).
I didn't know he was a movie star when I met him at President Obama's inauguration party in Maryland,USA.
I did not know he was this popular.Unfortunately,at that time,I didn't watch Nigerian movies,so I didn't know about him.
The only question I asked him that day was,you just walked in here and everybody in the room was saying hello,do you know all these people? And he said no.And I said,so,how come they know you?He said well,by virtue of what I do.
I said what is it that you do?He said Nollywood.And my next question was what is that?(Laughs).He started laughing.
Everyone else in the room was laughing too,so I had to now go look at what is Nollywood.
All of this publicity,and the fans,his crown,his level of accomplishments in Nollywood,at first,I didn't know.I didn't expect it.I saw it as a nuisance initially,but I guess with time I will get used to it.
When asked,so,how do you intend to cope with women,the fans and everybody trying to get a piece of him(Chidi);she said
Well,you always have to give to Ceaser what belongs to Ceaser and give to God what belongs to God.
I realized that with Chidi's line of work,his fans are always going to be there.
He will always have to have friends and fans.And the Chidi that I met was simply Chidi.I didn't meet GQ,the Nollywood actor(Laughter).So,that aspect of him is a new discovery.
The person that I met was simply Chidi.So,that's the part of him that I will keep and I will let everyone else keep the GQ.
On whether I will relocate to Nigeria,I sincerely want to be with Chidi.Of course,we will both decide that.
It's not an overnight decision.We have to harmonise things