DC Exclusive:”Lekki Housewives Will Blow Your Mind” Ani Iyoho tells Diamond Celebrities

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By  Aniema Akpabio

Ani Iyoho is a prolific actor who has been in the industry for a couple of years and has featured in some remarkable movies. As a young man with dreams of aspiring for greatness, he aspires to go international with the notable names in the international acts. In this exclusive interview he bears it all out to diamond celebrities. Excerpts from the interview with Akpabio Aniema, enjoy.

DC: Briefly tell us about yourself?

Ani: Am Ani Iyoho from Akwa Ibom state. I am an actor and Voice over Artist. I’ve been in the industry for 10 years. You can catch me on productions like Lekki Wives directed by Blessing Effiom, MNET’s premier sitcom Tenant, Adams Apple season 2 by Shirley Frimpong – Manso, Gomad’s 4 Crooks and a Rookie, a Telenovella titled Echoes, Nollywood/Bollywood collaboration movie titled JUDE, Sins from the Past, Chase and Between 2 Worlds directed by Moses Inwang. I have been privileged to work with productions like MNET, Sparrows Production, B’ Concept Network productions, Sneeze films, just to mention a few.

DC: An insight into your childhood days?

Ani: At the age of 7 I left Lagos and returned to my home town with my family and joined the Church choir and drama group. That would probably be my first step to developing my confidence for facing an audience and honing my skills.

DC: Give us a brief insight into your new movie?

Ani: I just finished shooting season 2 of Lekki Wives produced and directed by the creator of ‘2 brides and a baby’, Blessing Effiom Egbe of B’ concept network productions. In season 1, my character William was a man whose wife cheated on him and he seeks revenge. In season 2 he returns a hurt and vengeful ex-husband.

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DC: Who are the major characters?

Ani: Lekki Wives stars Kiki Omeili, Chinonso Young, Katherine Obiang, Adaora Ukoh, Keira Hewatch and Anthony Monjaro. If you have seen season 1 you’d love season 2.

DC: What are the plans in promoting the movie?

Ani: I have already been short-listed as a cast in the movie to be shown in the cinema titled Made in Nigeria-The Contractor, I have also been short-listed in 2 international movies and a series to be shot this year and next.

DC: What was your first experience behind the camera, the movie and what year?

Ani: My first experience in front of the camera was on Emem Isong’s Film Enslaved directed by Lancelot Imasuen in 2004. I was a bit nervous but it came natural to me and that really made me realize that this was what I was good at. This was where I belonged. A year later I featured in an epic movie titled Golden Jewel directed by Kabat Esosa and shortly after in Men in Black by Red Ejiro.

DC: Who are your mentors in the movie industry?
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Ani: Majid Michael and Genevieve Nnaji are my mentors.

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DC: If you were not into nollywood what would Ani Iyoho be doing?

Ani: If I wasn’t acting I’d be a singer or something in entertainment. The Entertainment industry has always been the industry I was meant to be in.

DC: Who are the international artistes you would like to work with in the future?

Ani: I’d love to work with Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Will Smith, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, John Travolta, Forrest Whitaker, Mel Gibson, Al Pacino etc. The list is endless.

DC: Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

Ani: I intend to start producing and directing in the next 5 years. I have a lot to learn before I embark on that journey. So till then I’d keep acting, gathering my contacts and learning about the industry I am in.

DC: How many movies have you featured in lately?

Ani: I have featured in 8 movies, 5 series and 2 Voice Over jobs so far.

DC: Your message to your fans out there.

Ani: I really love and appreciate my fans they have been awesome and very supportive. I hope to give them more and better performances in time.
My advice is simple, find something you enjoy doing and stick with it. In the end it will feel like you never worked a day in your life. If you do not stand firm you do not stand at all.

DC: Thanks so much for talking with us.

Ani: Thank you too Diamond Celebrities, you guys are doing a good job.

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10 Responses to “DC Exclusive:”Lekki Housewives Will Blow Your Mind” Ani Iyoho tells Diamond Celebrities”

  1. Wishing you all the best in your endeavors, i see you going places.

    • Thanks Aniema. You did a good job on this yourself. I expect to see more great articles of yours and hopefully a Book if that is in your plan.

    • Thanks Aniema. You did a good job on this yourself. I expect to see more great articles of yours and hopefully a Book if that is in your plan. Daimond Celebs are doing a good job.

  2. I always knew my bro ever was unnoticed. He has dis movie thing al over him. He Wil always be there available, to act. It’s a passion of his. It is wat he found nd love doing. I’m definately not surprise @ his current recognition. He’ll do more shocking moves, dat wil only be a profile uplift to him nd fans,- soonest. Al i will nd i always say to him, is dat he should knw who he is! I wish him all d best.

  3. You guys haven’t seen nothing yet from Ani Iyoho! He’s best is yet to come. Watch this space!!

    • DipInFortune&Fame my mehn! How won’t my best be yet to come when we haven’t worked on our huge project yet? Words like this coming from a star like you reassures me. Thanks bro

  4. He’s one heluva talent…our first work together was cut short..can’t wait to get his services again.

    • Honourable Director you’re far too kind. We definitely will work together as long as we’re both in this industry. It’s inevitable. Thanks for your kind words.

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