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Celebrating Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade, The President of Actors Guild of UK Nollywood

Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade is one of the accomplished movie practitioners in the UK. Recently, she told CityPeople about her success story.

" I’m an Actor, Filmmaker, TV Presenter, Publicity Guru and Activist", she told CityPeople. "Currently, I am the President of Actors Guild of UK Nollywood."

How  has she been able to sustain her interest in the movie industry out there.?

"It has been tough. We are not taken seriously over here and it is difficult to get financing for our projects. I would consider myself a trailblazer in the UK Nollywood scene, however, film distribution has been very difficult."

" Of course, there’s barely any financial reward, so you always have to do other things to keep body and soul together."

Where was she born? Where did she grow up? 

"I was born in Benin City, i was  something of a child prodigy. I went to Auchi Polytechnic at the age of 14, studying Education. I went on to teach for a while just like my parents. I studied Accountancy at Unilag before becoming a Manager at Water Parks in Lagos state." And I finally left the shores of Nigeria to UK 20yrs ago."

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