Veteran Nollywood actor Emeka Enyiocha has been away from the movie industry for a while and has decided to return to his career. He revealed his plans as he already shut down his beer parlour business.
he actor revealed that he entrusted his beer parlour into the hands of someone he thought could handle it but it was mismanaged which forced him to shut down the business.
On why he quit acting for his business, Eyinocha disclosed that he wanted to spend quality time with his wife and children. He added that after he got married he wanted to be a better father and husband.
He said: “I left the industry because I got married and I started having kids. Immediately I got married, I started having kids and I had more responsibilities to deal with. I had to be closer to my family and kids so that they would not call me uncle when they see me. Marriage and family slowed me down. It definitely slows someone down except you do not want to take care of your family. I tried to combine marriage with work because I was doing my production. While I was away from the industry, I was into partnership with a close friend of mine.
We did productions together. We did ‘The Patriot,’ which is a fight against fake medicines and adulterated products. We did ‘School,’ a movie about rich kids causing trouble in the school and we did ‘Champions of Our Time,’ in partnership with the Lagos State government. In the process, I opened a bar and became a beer seller. I was trying to know the other side of life which actually taught me a lot of lessons. I saw a lot and it taught me to be humble.
It taught me how to be humble to the lowest. It also taught me how to save money, respect and appreciate money. As an actor, when you get money, it is in the booth and you don’t have time to do anything, so money does everything for you. You go from one location to another and at the end of the day, you would find out that there is nothing left.”