I couldn’t choose my acting career over my children — Jennifer Eliogu explains exit

General News Nigerian actress, Jennifer Eliogu
MAY 19, 2023 LISTEN
Nigerian actress, Jennifer Eliogu

Famed Nollywood actress, Jennifer Eliogu, has finally given the reason behind her decision to take a break from acting to focus on her family, particularly during her children's formative years.

In an interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo published on Thursday, May 18, the actress explained that she could not choose her career over her children.

"I wouldn’t have left my children for my career. They were young, and I am a mother hen. I know that prayers answer wherever they are, but you know that in those formative years, they were at an impressionable stage," she said.

Eliogu, who is known for her roles in Nollywood movies such as "World Apart" and "Glamour Girls," stated that she made a sacrifice by leaving her acting career to be a full-time mother and housewife while living abroad.

"I couldn’t be selfish enough to choose my career over my children. I will never at any point. I will not choose my career over my family. It wasn't so much of choosing, I have made my sacrifice by leaving my career in the first place," she added.

Jennifer Eliogu's acting career spans over two decades.

Eliogu in 1997 officially debuted into the Nigerian movie industry with the movie titled House On Fire.

She briefly exited the Nigerian movie industry and delved into music professionally in 2012 and released her first music project titled Ifunanya which was nominated for an award in that same year for Best R&B Video at the Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA).

Among other notable personalities Nollywood she has worked with includes, Rich Tanksley, Kenneth Okolie, Susan Peters, Bolanle Ninalowo, Moyo Lawal, Desmond Elliot, Rukky Sanda among others.

She has featured in several Nollywood movies and TV series and has won several awards for her performances.

The actress and singer has been recognized for her contributions to the entertainment industry in Nigeria and beyond.

She has also been involved in several humanitarian and social causes, including advocating for women's rights and empowerment.

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