No doubt, fans love and adore movie stars. However, despite the love, the personal life of some of these stars is far from decent. Actresses, especially those who are stereotyped as cheap, promiscuous, money hungry, greedy and selfish are worst hit. On the other hand, the men are seen as gigolos, party animals, womanizers, and all sorts.
features do not necessarily apply to all of them, as some people have
argued that there are still decent ones among them. And in this era of
many claiming to have “become new creatures,” these stars also have
proclaimed a new life, with some even going as far as claiming they have
given their lives to Christ.
Here are a few actors who have had a very fair share of the fast superstar life, and today profess to live for Christ
the most publicised conversion to Christ is that of Eucheria Anunobi.
The actress fondly called UK by her friends has been the subject of
various controversies and scandals, topmost of which bordered around her
relationships, broken marriage and eventually her demand for her
ex-husband to keep providing for the only son of their union, whom she
has in her custody.
After many years of being in the news for all the
wrong reasons, many were surprised when she announced she had given her
life to Christ. Few months after the news broke, UK was ordained at the
Fresh Oil Ministry, Egbeda, Lagos, as an evangelist.
was performed by Pastor Psalm Okpe, who anointed the top Nollywood
actress, accompanied by other men of God. Some of her close colleagues
like Susan Peters and Clarion Chukwurah were on hand to support their
friend during the ceremony.
With her ordination, Eucharia can fully
preach as a pastor. In fact, it is said that she already counsels youths
in the church. This, however, has not taken away some of the traits
that made her fans term her “a bad girl” before now. UK is still flashy.
Just weeks after the ordination, she got a BMW X5. It is not clear if
it’s a gift or a personal purchase.
UK has, however, vowed to use her
fame to win souls for Christ. She also assured her teeming fans that
she would not abandon her acting career, pointing out that she would be
choosier in accepting roles in movies.
you remember Ernest Asuzu? The Imo State-born actor was the toast of
movie lovers some years ago. He took on the role of the lover boy with
great skills, and was indeed the ladies’ man in real life. But not long
after, he disappeared from the radar. Before his withdrawal from the
movie scene he was engulfed in scandals and controversies, which got him
negative media attention.
During his hiatus, it was rumoured that he
was down with mental illness while some even said he was dead. However,
he resurfaced with a turn-around in more ways than one. In a chat, he
told some reporters that the world rejected him, and he had to go back
With this discovery, he underwent a period of rebranding
and soul-searching, coming out strong as a gospel artiste. He now calls
himself El Cream. With his new musical identity, he has released a music
video for his single, ‘Go Under’. The new single is coming off his
forthcoming album, Return of the Don.
much has been heard much from this popular 90s actress for some time.
Now, we hear that the former actress, who has been in the UK for over 10
years, has become a born-again Christian and has been ordained an
evangelist in a UK-based Nigerian church. She is said to be very active
in church, as she keeps posting invitation to churches on her social
She still acts in Nigerian movies shot in London.
Kanayo O. Kanayo
Nollywood actor, Anayo Modestus Onyekwere, popularly known as
Kanayo.O.Kanayo, is now a pastor. He has been preaching in some churches
in recent times. He is mostly seen teaching the word of God at Christ
Mission Worldwide Church, Egbeda.
Though he does not preach there
regularly, it is said that the number of church members has grown since
the day he first preached there.
That is not the only church he has
ministered in at. His face has also graced banners and posters of other
churches’ programmes. This recent development comes as a shock to some
of his friends and colleagues who know him well.
allegations of nefarious activities that go on in his Surulere office.
The place is described by some of his colleagues as a magnet for young
is Pat Attah? From what we gather, the once-upon-a-dreadlock-turned
clean cut actor has left his life in the country behind. Pat, currently,
is based in Hamburg, Germany and has turned a preacher. Though he does
not preach in churches, he is now very much a born-again.
knew him before he left the country to be close to the ladies and in
love with the bottle. Today, reading his posts online, one would know
things have changed in his life. Pat often uses social network sites
including Facebook to deliver his sermon and messages to all who care to
Zack Orji, has been ordained a full-time evangelist by Bishop Emma
Isong of Christian Central Chapel International (CCCI). In fact, the
veteran actor has engaged in various evangelical activities in Abuja,
Nasarawa and Makurdi with the church.
Zack has hardly been linked
to any scandal. Only close friends know that he goes to a bar in
National Stadium in Lagos, where he usually takes a particular brand of
drink. Zack Orji is married to Ngozi Orji and they have three children.
Benson, popularly known as Liz Benson, began acting when she was just a
kid. Her journey to stardom began when she appeared on the set of the
popular television soap opera, Fortunes, in 1993. Liz Benson played the
part of Mrs. Agnes Johnson in the soap, which ran for about two years on
the Nigerian Television Authority network. After that, she acted in
various TV series and many movies.
In 1994, her role in Glamour
Girls, a very successful home video that focused prostitution as the
theme, literally changed her fortunes.
The movie shot her into
prominence and gradually she wormed her way into the heart of millions
of Nigerian movie fans. As popularity came, so did media scrutiny.
Several media reports linked her with different men and she was said to
be dating some men in power.
However, after a quiet court
ceremony in Abuja, she got married to a Bishop Great Emeya in 2009 at
the Rainbow Christian Assembly in Warri, Delta State. She too was
ordained an evangelist in the church.
Presently, she runs the church with her husband.