Whether or not you’re a lover of Nigerian flicks or not, you almost certainly would recall the 1994 blockbuster film, ‘Glamour Girls” which starred leading stars and has remained a reference point in the Nigerian movie field.
A single of the superstars that rose to fame soon after starring in that film and since then hasn’t still left the highlight is Eucharia Anunobi.
Many others had been veteran actress Liz Benson, Sola Fosudo, Tina Amuzian, Dolly Unachuckwu, Babara Odoh, late Jennifer Okere, Ernest Obi, Ngozi Ezeonu, Gloria Anozie, Zack Orji, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Pat Attah and Sandra Achums.
Eucharia’s performing profession skyrocketed at the time and followers nevertheless cannot cease talking about the daring and provocative roles she played in those people early Nollywood movies.
But when the ovation was loudest, Eucharia suddenly quenched the flames, pursuing her existence-altering come across with her maker in 1997. And by 2012, she was ordained as an Evangelist, at the peak of her job. The actress has remained potent in her new-found faith.
In fact, Eucharia Anunobi’s conversion was the most-talked-about conversion to Christ. Some even likened it to the biblical Saul named Paul who was persecuting the followers of Christ in the previous faith. However there were being other noteworthy actors that similarly toed the line, nevertheless, there is a little something magnificent about Eucharia’s conversion.
Whilst the likes of veteran actress, Liz Benson, Zack Orji, Charles Okafor, Okey Ogunjiofor and German-primarily based actor, Pat Attah at one level or the other switched in excess of to successful souls for Christ, the Imo Point out-born actress who dominated the display screen in the early 90s with her purpose in the motion picture “Glamour Girls” was trailed with quite a few controversies and scandals, most of which bothered on her earlier associations and crashed marriage.
But after many years of being in the news for the wrong reasons, Eucharia shocked her admirers when she introduced that she had presented her lifestyle to Christ. Number of months soon after the announcement, the actress was ordained at the Refreshing Oil Ministry, Egbeda, Lagos, as an Evangelist.
Apparently, with her ordination which was executed by Pastor Psalm Okpe, Eucharia willed the electricity to preach as a pastor and she’s performing so, with out on the lookout again.
These days, the actress is far more fully commited to doing the perform of God than adorning Tv set screens.
People who are shut to her after verified that she by now counsels’ youths in the church and travels at random to unfold the gospel of salvation. This, on the other hand, has not taken absent some of the attributes that made her lovers nickname her “Nollywood poor girl” just before her transformation.
In spite of that, she’s nevertheless flashy and daring, while remaining fully commited to spreading the gospel of salvation.
Months just after her ordination, Eucharia spoiled herself with a present of a brand name-new BMW X5. On several instances, she had refuted reports that she had dumped her performing job for the function of God.
As an alternative, the as soon as no-nonsense actress stated that she would be selective in accepting roles in movies.
On the other hand, outlining in just one of her interviews why her confront is scarce on the large display screen, Eucharia reported: “Some folks feel that when you turn out to be a minister of the gospel, you are not meant to have a job. On the other hand, remaining a minister does not end you from doing work.
“Since I started off acting, I have hardly ever taken a crack. I believe what brought on this misunderstanding is that since of the actions of pirates, a lot of motion picture producers ended up not publicizing our is effective. So when persons really do not see you in film adverts, they believe that you are no for a longer time on the scene. As a make any difference of simple fact, I just bought again from a movie set.”
She continued, “Even as a pastor, I can continue to act a motion picture like ‘Glamour Girls’ because my individuality is distinctive from whatsoever character I portray in a film. I generally convey to men and women that undue publicity of the body in flicks does not indicate the character is dropped in real lifestyle even though just one has to be more careful. I observe some videos in which persons bare pores and skin for no plausible reason.
Staying a pastor does not end me from acting any job, as extensive as there is no undue exposure of my system. I gave my everyday living to Christ in 1997 so, even at the peak of my vocation, I was a born yet again.”
Eucharia’s solve to stay out her Christian religion in an increasingly sexualized Nollywood movie sector is something of own sacrifice. She was noted for her daring roles in films, and now, she’s as cold as ice.
This after captivating babe who dared the impossible when it arrived to skimpy dressing is no for a longer time observed in these types of revealing dresses.
Individuals in the know say the magnificent actress now moves from a person church to the other, winning souls for Christ.
Her new found religion is said to be taking most of her time, as she has lessened her frequency in movie making the enterprise to brace-up with her preaching pursuits.
On her social media platforms, Eucharia has generally been sharing prophetic messages with her followers. She at the time dished out romance advice to her enthusiasts on her Fb page.
In accordance to her, people should by no means marry out of pity or sympathy as that is one of the major explanations a good deal of people today are acquiring troubles in their marriages.
When requested why she’s no extended observed at social features by a woman enthusiast, the glamour woman of the 90s reported: “I have moved from the issues that really do not matter to the factors that make a difference extra, which is undertaking the do the job of my Father who established me and made me an fast star when I least envisioned it in my everyday living.”
“I would never want to be remembered as somebody who graced all the entrance pages of all the newspapers and news publications in the globe and did not add to the main of men and women in direction of heaven. Of fact, you will agree with me that the work that will be rewarded by God Himself is that of soul-profitable. So, why squander my fame, cash, everyday living, confront, time, speaking potential to do the factors that will never be rewarded?”.
Recall that Eucharia’s journey to the pulpit started after her bitter divorce from her ex-husband, Charles Ekwu in 2009, whom she accused of abandoning her and her late son, Raymond.
Following the marriage was dissolved by the court, Eucharia took a break from acting, only to resurface in 2011, with news of her ordination which almost took every person that was acquainted with her way of life then by shock.
But if there’s something that will carry on to have interaction the actress turned preacher’s head in a a lot more unpleasant way, it is the death of her only son, Raymond.
The deceased, who was the only supply of joy to Eucharia died from issues arising from sickle mobile anaemia in 2017. And two decades after his demise, the actress is however mourning his painful reduction inspite of using solace in the Lord.
However, though her enthusiasts are missing her on the big screen, Eucharia has proved to everyone that she’s not only a superwoman who has not permitted her personalized problems and ordeals to define her marriage with God and humanity, but also, a proficient actress who has brought contentment and pleasure to quite a few homes through her motion picture roles.