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When I chose to pursue my dream as an actress, Movie Producers Didn’t Think I Would Go Far In Nollywood – Says Rachael Okonkwo

Popular Nollywood actress, Rachael Okonkwo has recounted her early days in the movie industry.

Recall that the actress started her career as a backup dancer for gospel singers like Gozie Okeke, Njideka Okeke and Paul Nwokocha. She later ventured into acting.

Sharing her story recently, Rachael Okonkwo revealed that some producers did not believe she had a chance on the big screen.

According to her, many filmmakers turned her down multiple times during auditions.

Rachael Okonkwo revealed that she has now proved them wrong.

In her words;

“Growing up as a young girl, with a far-reaching ambition, in an environment where there were little or no legacies or greatness to take after, I learned from an early age to draw strength from within.

“When I chose to pursue my dream as a movie star, not many producers believe I had a chance on the big screens.

The journey to the ultimate goal didn’t come easy, there have been numerous days I turned up, did everything right but was turned down nevertheless but that didn’t stop me.

The next day I still heat the audition ground like there was no discouragement. Today I live my dream as my everyday reality,”

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