Nollywood actress, Ekene Umenwa has revealed to her followers on social media that she got married traditionally in April this year.
The actress shared a video with the caption:
APRIL 16th 2023 my bride price was paid by my baby @kleanson and we became married traditionally but because of the insecurity in the East I decided not to do the kind of trad I like because me I am a village girl oh I love tradition too much 🤣
All thanks to my mother small bride price payment she done turn am to carnival 🤣
All thanks to my beautiful and blessed blood sisters, aunties and uncles and my darling friends and blessed colleagues that came to celebrate with us 💯💯💯 una own no go spoil in Jesus name amen 🙏
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In other news; God called me into acting – Ekene Umenwa
Ekenedilichukwu Umenwa from Anambra State who told Potpourri in a chat that she was called by the Almighty God to go into acting, according to her, to save souls.
“I chose acting because God called me into it to entertain his children,” she said matter-of-factly.
“I saw it as a vision and God made it clear to me that he wanted me to go into acting to save souls. Then, I was just about 13 years old. I never saw myself as a Nollywood person. But I kept seeing myself in a vision with Nollywood stars. Later, I started growing to love acting but people were telling me negative things about actresses and the industry. But I kept hearing God’s voice that I must come and make a difference and lead His children back to him.
“Even when I questioned the voice that I heard that to be an actress you have to sacrifice your body to get roles, it kept telling me I must join the industry, that He would be with me and make me a star. The voice said, “You would use your stardom to the glory of God and win souls for God”.
I’m not surprised at the level I have got to so quickly because it was God who had always been with me. My journey has been smooth because He is with me,” she narrated.
Ekene Umenwa, who is an indigene of Anambra State, is a graduate of Biochemistry from the Ebonyi State University (EBSU).
She has starred in movies like The Arrival, The Coming, My Indecision, Death Wish, Black Casket, Bad Omen and many others.