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Why I took a break from Nollywood – Nonso Diobi opens up

Nollywood Actor, Nonso Diobi, has finally revealed the reason behind his long absence from the movie Industry.

Nonso Diobi, who used to be one of the top faces of the industry suddenly went MIA for over a decade, leaving his fans wanting.

Suddenly, he popped up again and maintained his position starring in top blockbuster movies.

During a recent interview with Hip TV, Nonso spoke about his disappearance from the industry for the first time.

According to him, he left the movie scene to acquire more knowledge in acting. He also unveiled his future plans as an Actor, Filmmaker and movie director.

His words;

“So basically I put it this way. I always take time off to acquire more knowledge, to become something else in entertainment, and also to keep giving my fans what they want. And basically that’s why I’ve been off the scene for a while and I am coming back with a bang. Right now, I have two movies in the works and I will be making it known to the public pretty soon.

At the moment, I can officially tell you that I am a filmmaker also, not just the regular Nonso Diobi movie star that you know. So I’m also into directing now. I’m producing my own movies, and very soon, the fans will really understand why I took some time off. Because entertainment is my life.”

In a similar situation, Nigerian-British actress, Genoveva Umeh, has disclosed that even though acting has always been her passion, she didn’t study it initially.

She said she actually studied law in university but realized that acting was truly her passion after failing in her first year of law.

In her words,

“Studying law was my decision. However, I also realized that as a first-generation immigrant, I knew how hard my parents worked to get me into the UK.

“So, I didn’t want to pursue a course that I just considered as a hobby. I thought acting was merely a hobby.

“I went from viewing acting as a hobby during my time in university, thinking that after graduation, I would come back and pursue it.

“But that didn’t happen until I failed my first year. Failing my first year of law was when I realized that I needed to start considering what I truly wanted to do, rather than what I felt I had to do.”

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