“Being focus and consistent is key. It has helped me unlock the next phase of my life. I’m now an executive producer, show creator, and founder of a studio. I know that there are still many other phases that I want to explore. I’m just 29, I still have a long way to go and a long life to live but I’m excited to do all these”
– Nancy Isime
Nollywood actress, model and media personality, Nancy Isime is popularly known for her star role in ‘Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards’, Disguise, Road to Yesterday and other classic movies she has featured in. Coupled with many outstanding feats she’s involved herself in, Nancy also presents and hosts the Hip TV’s show.
Speaking on Channels TV Rubbing Mind program as a guest, Nancy recounted how she started making money for herself as a teenager by doing ushering job. According to her, she was determined at a very younger age to make a name for herself and live a dignified life to make money.
“I was happy doing the ushering jobs, even while in the sun. I was almost independent of my family, making N10,000 from ushering. From there, my modelling career started, followed by the beauty pageants. I later started acting and presenting”, she explained.
As someone who enjoys working a lot and staying active, she strongly believes that everyone is gifted with a divine plan and that no one should try to force any outcome or their future.
“Being focus and consistent is key. It has helped me unlock the next phase of my life. I’m now an executive producer, show creator, and founder of a studio. I know that there are still many other phases that I want to explore. I’m just 29, I still have a long way to go and a long life to live but I’m excited to do all these”, Nancy said.
Taking a look into the present phase of her career as an executive producer and creator of ‘The Nancy Isime Show’ which just returned to its second season premiere with Don jazzy, Waje, Small Doctor, Omawumi, Peruzzi, Seun Kuti, and other inspiring influencers, she revealed that the work loads of her career gives her sleepless nights, and uncertain of the part of the workload she would have to leave to accommodate the new phase of her life.
Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic which halted business and entertainment activities, Nancy was able to star in two blockbuster Nollywood movies; ‘Kambili’ and ‘Omo Ghetto:The Saga’
While on set for the making of ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’ she was opportune to work with the movie producer Funke Akindele-Bello, whom she commended for her profound work ethics and her ability to pull through the challenges that she faced during the pandemic.
She stated that she emulated how Funke has invested in the entertainment industry, “every time I’m with her, I’m watching her. You can literally see her in her own head and with those kinds of people, success is guaranteed”, she said.
Nancy further explained that she has no intentions of leaving the movie industry anytime soon even if she stops acting, she would still be very much involved in the industry. Though, she’s uncertain of how, but states that it is either she’s producing or directing.
She pointed out her intentions of acquiring proper knowledge on whatever position she decides to venture on, she will however be learning on the job and winging it.
“This is what has brought me thus far, but would rather not take any chances with the movie industry because the market is so saturated,
For me to even come in, I would love to take my time to really learn the art and make sure that I’m contributing to Nollywood, which I love”, she pointed.
She stated that people had told her to move to the Hollywood, but expressed her passion for Nollywood and commended the industry’s improvements over the years, though the industry receives a lot of criticism.
She however urged Nigerians to take advantage of opportunities in Nollywood before foreigners run the industry for them.
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