Erica Nlewedim is an actress, mannequin and sweetness queen who participated in pageants like Most Stunning Lady in Nigeria (MBGN). On this interview with Yetunde Oladeinde, she talks about her profession, inspiration and extra.
How have you ever been staying secure throughout COVID-19 pandemic?
I’ve been staying secure by maintaining indoors and if I’ve to go for grocery purchasing I exploit a masks and hand sanitizers religiously.
Do you contemplate this a time to relaxation and take a break from work?
I contemplate this a time to relaxation however extra importantly to work on the issues I’ve been suspending for some time. I’m additionally utilizing this time to do numerous studying, self-improvement, exercises, and skincare.
What message do you’ve in your followers?
To my followers, I’d say please be sturdy. I do know instances are exhausting, your life is just pretty much as good as your ideas, however attempt to suppose constructive and uplifting ideas solely. And if you must make fast money you may consider methods to unravel issues. Like they are saying, little drops of water make an ocean. I’ll hold attempting to assist as many individuals as I can with foodstuffs; I really like and respect you guys.
Inform us in regards to the motion pictures you probably did not too long ago?
The newest film I starred in known as “The wig” produced by Mr. Darlington Abuda.
It’s a couple of lawyer with shallowness points and the film depicts her journey to growing self-confidence and it usually impacts her profession, magnificence, and her love life! It’s a ravishing story and I can’t await you all to see it.
What evokes the belongings you do?
What evokes the issues I do is the influence it would have in my life within the nearest future and in the long term.
In the event you might change one thing in your business with the magic wand, what wouldn’t it be?
If I might change one thing about my business it could be for our motion pictures to have a a lot larger finances. The reality of the matter is that, that is crucial so we are able to obtain the outcomes the producers and administrators really need. That far more individuals would pay to look at our motion pictures and the sector will clearly transfer to the following stage.
Take us by means of your expertise throughout the Most Stunning Lady in Nigeria pageant?
My expertise with the MBGN pageant was life altering. I received the title of MBGN Miss Photogenic. It was an expertise wherein I learnt loads and it’s fairly memorable. I learnt methods to stroll like a queen and methods to carry myself with poise. On the pageant, I additionally met nice individuals, a lot of them are nonetheless my buddies until right now.
I additionally obtained to go to Bayelsa State and Rivers State; I have to say it was superior. It’s an expertise I’m all the time grateful for.
Inform us in regards to the individuals you admire within the sector?
I love Mo Abudu, Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Omotola, and Stephanie Okereke. They’ve had a really enormous influence in Nollywood and I intend to be as influential and revered as they’re within the business.
What are a number of the modifications that you simply want to see within the sector?
One of many modifications I want to see within the sector is greater finances for our motion pictures. That can absolutely assist to convey out one of the best within the skills we’ve.
You might be additionally a mannequin, what has been the expertise?
My expertise as a mannequin has been nice; I began modeling formally at 17yrs of age. I used to be passionate in regards to the sector and took steps to realize this dream. First, I googled an inventory of economic companies in Lagos and I referred to as just a few of the numbers till I obtained signed to at least one. I obtained just a few commercials and print jobs however my first massive break was in 2014 once I obtained my first billboard and lead in a TV industrial. That was the turning level for me and since then I’ve been the face of numerous manufacturers. The listing contains Entry financial institution, Natures Light Contact, Zaron cosmetics, Glo, Daviva and extra.
What’s your definition of favor?
My definition of favor is an expression of who I’m or how I wish to be perceived.
What are the issues that you simply received’t do within the identify of trend?
I wouldn’t put on something that makes me really feel uncomfortable within the identify of trend.
Inform us about your favourite vacation spot?
My favourite vacation spot is Mykonos, the white buildings in every single place, the seashores are so lovely and the individuals are very welcoming.
What would you contemplate because the turning level in your profession?
My first cinema film “Rent a girl” was launched in 2019 and the response and recognition I’ve gotten from followers has been superb, far more than I obtained the earlier years.
Who or what do you contemplate as the best affect in your profession?
My best influences have been the celebrities I’ve admired from childhood and I nonetheless admire. They’re Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, Genevieve Nnaji, Beyoncé and Rihanna.
In the event you needed to advise younger individuals in Nigeria right now, what would you inform them?
My recommendation to the youths of Nigeria is to hone in on their expertise and intention to be consultants at their crafts. They need to all the time guarantee that nothing of low high quality comes from them.
What sort of books do you wish to learn?
I wish to learn books on finance, Christian books and novels particularly romance.