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“Living In Bondage” star Nwabueze-Okonta reveals why she left acting for 20 years

Nnenna Nwabueze Okonta - Now and Before
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Few years after starring in 1992 Nollywood drama thriller, “Living in Bondage” actress, Nnenna Nwabueze-Okonta, has revealed why she went AWOL in the movie industry for 20 years.

Nnenna Nwabueze Okonta - Living In Bondage

Actress Nnenna Nwabueze Okonta on Living In Bondage movie poster

Fondly called ‘Merit’, Nnena explained she disappeared from Nollywood because she had to choose between her “career and having a happy home and raising my children.”

According to her, shortly after she met her late husband about 22 years ago, they got married barely two months after. She revealed that no day passes by without her husband crossing her mind and that things have been tough for her since his death.

Read excerpts from her chat with Saturday Beats:

“After ‘Living In Bondage’, I featured in some other movies , but I got married and travelled out with my husband. Unfortunately, I lost my husband two years ago. So I decided to come back to the industry and I knew that they would welcome me back. That is why I am back.

As a woman or even a human being , you cannot have everything . I met my husband on February 28 and two weeks later, on March 12, we had a big introduction ceremony and barely four weeks later, we got married.

There was no courtship ; it was love at first sight. So, after the marriage, we had to get to know each other. My husband was a very jealous and possessive type . I got pregnant almost immediately. By April, I was already carrying our child .

If I had wanted my career to come first, I would have had a broken home , I would have been divorced. So I had to choose between my career and having a happy home and raising my children.

Life without my husband has been rough and I miss someone calling me by 12 pm and 6 pm just to know where I am . I miss going home to discuss my problems and children with someone that cares and would listen . I miss my husband every day.”  

Nnenna Nwabueze Okonta - Now and Before

Nnenna Nwabueze Okonta – Now & Before

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