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Oluchi Amajuoyi Talks Women’s Month & Playing the Role of Adanna in the Showmax Nigeria Original “Cheta’M”

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Oluchi Amajuoyi

Adanna takes centre stage within the Showmax Nigeria original series, Cheta’M. Because the eldest daughter of a council member and second in command among the many Umuade girls, she is depicted because the brave protagonist. Oluchi Amajuoyi embodies the function of Adanna so effectively, capturing the innocence and naivety anticipated of a maiden of her age and time.

“Sporting the footwear of Adanna was certainly empowering, I felt stretched mentally and bodily. Portraying her capacity to struggle for one thing so summary sheds extra mild on how resilient the thoughts of a targeted lady may be,” Oluchi says in an unique interview with calabargist. 

Within the sequence, she stars alongside a powerful mixture of upcoming acts and Nollywood OGs, together with Ruby Okezie, Kalu Ikeagwu, and Nonso Odogwu.

For Worldwide Ladies’s Month, we caught up with Oluchi to debate her function in “Cheta’M,” a sequence that revolves round Adanna and Nnanna, who share a once-in-a-lifetime sort of love and struggle in opposition to all odds to remain collectively. On this interview, she talks about the ladies who encourage her and her perspective on the importance of Worldwide Ladies’s Month. Plus, she reveals the primary music that’ll make her “Sturdy Ladies” playlist for this month.


Hello Oluchi, What had been you as much as on Worldwide Ladies’s Day?

Nothing too busy. I used to be simply creating reminiscences with the fantastic girls God put in my life.

You play the function of Adanna in Cheta M. It’s admirable how she embodies empowered feminine characters, particularly because the brave protagonist and second in command among the many Umuada girls. What was it prefer to step into her footwear?

Adanna is fearless certainly. Nonetheless, I consider her braveness stems from watching her mom who’s the second in command among the many Umuada and different courageous girls in Mgberi, and likewise choosing refined classes on the way to stand for what she believes to be proper. Sporting the footwear of Adanna was certainly empowering, I felt stretched mentally and bodily. Portraying her capacity to struggle for one thing so summary sheds extra mild on how resilient the thoughts of a targeted lady may be.

The theme of Worldwide Ladies’s Day is Investing in Ladies: Speed up Progress. It’s about supporting girls to succeed in their full potential. What does that imply to you?

That is rejuvenating. In a nutshell, I name it “Hope.” Lastly, the true essence and affect of a girl is that she has the hope to succeed in her full potential. Ladies are distinctive and particular by design. Projecting their uniqueness in its full energy with out comparability is likened to the parable that claims “A metropolis set on a hill can’t be hidden.” Ladies are an enormous mild to the world and I anticipate extra girls taking off their shades that signify varied limiting elements and permitting their mild to shine for the good thing about all.

Who’re some robust girls (well-known or not) who encourage you in your on a regular basis life? Give them a loving shoutout in case they learn this.

I think about myself extremely blessed on this regard. I’ve bought each bodily and mentally robust girls in my nook. I wish to recognize my mom Stella Amajuoyi, my sister Cynthia Amajuoyi, and my stunning pals: Kemi Adeshakin, Ruth Ndupu, Lulu Okonkwo, and Jasmine Ekumah. You guys are my rock and my blessing, make sure that I remind myself of this truth each single day! I like you!

Any recommendation for different girls on the market? Particularly these aspiring to pursue a profession within the movie business.

Do it afraid. You’ll be afraid for a lot of the journey. I look to Jesus for energy and I don’t neglect to do it afraid. That’s what I inform myself every single day and it has introduced me up to now and by God’s grace, it’ll take me even farther. 

What progress would you prefer to see Nollywood make in the direction of gender equality within the coming years?

Truthfully, I need us to inform tales of the incomparable energy of ladies. I need girls to be appreciated for his or her intense and distinctive energy with out bias. That’s the sort of Nollywood I wish to be part of – one the place girls are given roles and recognition primarily based on their arduous work, with out hesitation. Above all, I need girls to be happy with themselves, we’re superior! Quickly sufficient, the world will know.

Think about you’re making a “Sturdy Ladies” playlist for Worldwide Ladies’s Month. What’s the primary music you’d add, and why?

Lady on hearth” by Alicia keys. The music says all I’ve been making an attempt to say. It’s within the lyrics. “Shiny shiny, fire-burning design referred to as girls!” Lol.

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