After years of being away, Emeka Enyiocha who was one time Nollywood actor has shut down his beer parlour in a bide to focus on the movie industry.
The actor who quit acting to open his own beer parlour, has now shut down his beer parlour and plan to start making new movies again.
In the late 90s and early 2000s, Nollywood actor, Emeka held sway in the Nigerian movie industry, seen on almost all movie posters and often played the role of a bad play boy.
Emeka thus revealed his reasons on his decisions, said the people he entrusted the business into the hands were mismanaging it, forcing him to close it down. He said he has no regret operating a beer parlour.
On why he disappeared from the screen, the he said he left the industry because of his family.
“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 drugs 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.”
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