‘My Father Threatened To Disown Me’ – Eucharia Anunobi


Eucharia Anunobi appears to have moved on from the death of her 15-year-old son, Raymond. The actress told Sunday Scoop that it was a tug of war to convince her father that she was made for the movie industry.

Anunobi, who is now a pastor, said, “The first time my father saw me modelling, he said I wanted to bring shame to the Anunobi family. He told me he would disown me if I didn’t do what he wanted. We fought over this for a long time but he didn’t succumb to my desire. When he told me to fill an employment form after my National Youth Service Corps, I refused.”

The actress, however, admitted, that she wouldn’t blame her father for refusing to allow her pursue a career in entertainment. She said, “At that time, most entertainers were into drugs; they didn’t represent the industry well. Whenever I remember my father’s drama, I don’t blame him for his action. I am sure that some people can associate with what I am saying because back then, parents didn’t want their children to go into entertainment.

“However, I was a graduate already and I was determined not to bring shame to my family. I used to go out secretly for auditions because I wasn’t supposed to be seen outside my house after 7pm. I only received my father’s blessing after I featured in the movie, Glamour Girls, and I showed him an award I got in London.”


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