Nollywood thespian, Jennifer Eliogu, has revealed how she fell out with her dad upon pursuing her acting dreams.
Eliogu, who also dabbles in music, during an interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo, spoke on her journey into the movie world, and how it almost cost her, her father’s love. Adding that, her father wanted her to be a lawyer.
The actress during her interview stated that she stumbled upon acting while still running a diploma programme in UNIJOS, back in 1997.
She said, “I didn’t come out to look for movies, I just stumbled into it [movie industry].
“A friend of mine, Princess Babiana… My dad was very strict growing up. We hardly go out, so we had our playground in the house. He doesn’t like visitors. So, we only go out when he is out of town.
She said, “He was difficult. He didn’t even want to hear it. I was already doing diploma in UniJos. My dad always wanted me to be a lawyer. He felt that I was going to be a very good lawyer.
“It caused a whole lot of problems and my mum was at the receiving end. He kept saying, ‘Is this what you really want to do? If anything goes wrong, you will not forgive yourself.’ And I was like, ‘I’m sure, this is what I really want to do.”
“It took a long time, very long time. I stopped being his girl. And you know what, I stopped going to school. He was like I’m not going to pay your school fees.”