The Nigerian film industry is no doubt filled with a lot of talented people. As is the case with a lot of other vocations, Nollywood has loads of actors and actresses with interesting lifestyles outside of their acting careers.
In this article, Legit.ng shines a light on some Nollywood stars who have rededicated their time to a life of service to God.
Whiile there are some who have since quit acting, there are others who have found a balance between keeping fans entertained with their acting talents, and winning souls for God as well.
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Below are six Nollywood celebrities that are ministers of the Gospel:
1. Eucharia Anunobi
Know back in the days for several scandals and controversies that trailed her name, Eucharia left many people shocked when she announced she had given her life to Christ and was ordained a pastor at the Fresh Oil Ministry church in 2021.
Although still into movies, Eucharia counsels youths and visits places spreading the Good News.
2. Zack Orji
The Nollywood veteran has entertained home video lovers. However, acting isn;t the only thing the seasoned thespian has a flare for.
Zack dedicated his life to God some years ago and was ordained a full-time evangelist and a pastor as a member of the pastoral council at the Power Line Bible Church.
Although he still acts, Zack Orji is pretty selective about the roles he goes for.
3. Jimmy Odukoya
Jimmy is an actor and an active pastor who is best known for his playing romantic roles in movies.
He is also the son of late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya of Fountain of Life Church, Nigeria.
4. Charles Okafor
The veteran film star who made a comeback in 2018 is another Nollywood actor activelu winning souls for Christ.
Although seen in fewer movies these days, his participation in church could be the reason.
5. Liz Benson
The veteran actress who stirred controversy following her role in the 1994 movie, Glamour Girls, took some time off movies to reinvent herself.
In 2006, she got ordained as ana evangelist and got married to a bishop, Great Ameye of Freedom Family Assembly in Delta state.
6. Patience Ozokwo
In 2016, Mama G as she is popularly called, went public with her rededication to a life of service to God.
Although she still acts, the veteran film star is known for preaching the gospel on and off social media.
Meanwhile, it is no news that Nollywood is home to a lot of thespians from different parts of the country. However, the door has never been shut to biracial talents and some of these stars are unarguably fan favourites.
Legit.ng takes a look at seven stunning Nollywood actresses who are of mixed descent.
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Kumashe Yaakugh is a Legit.ng journalist with three years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from Benue State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Kumashe is an entertainment and lifestyle editor reporting mostly on entertainment and human interest stories. When she isn't working, Kumashe uses her spare time to read about historical events, music and cultures around the world. Learn more about her on Twitter @kvmashe