Exclusive Interview: “My First Movie Was Directed By Late Sam Loco Efe” Nollywood Actor Kelly Akara says….

KELLY AKARA is a Nollywood actor who has been there for some time and has featured in a handful of movies. The Abia State actor is not a stranger in the Nigerian-made world known as Nollywood and has been relevant ever since the spot light caught him, except last year when he took off time to work on his growing weight and tummy. In this interview with Diamond Celebrities, he bares it all. Enjoy the excerpts from his interview with Akpabio Aniema on Diamond Celebrities.

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DC: Tell us briefly about yourself?

Kelly: Well, my name is KELLY AKARA, am from Ukwa East L.G.A of Abia State. I was born in Umuahia. I have two sisters and two brothers and I am single.
 

DC: Tell us briefly about your journey into Nollywood?

Kelly: Wow! It all started with Oscar Benson’s movie sometime ago, that’s ‘‘Born in Prison’’; that was my first movie. But it did not see the light of the day, but that did not discourage me. I was told about the audition through a friend, so I attended and got a role. That was how I started till date.

DC: Can you tell us the director and producer of the movie?

Kelly: It was produced by Oscar Benson and directed by late Sam Loco Efe.
DC: Which of your movie brought you to limelight?

Kelly: (thinks for a while) I will give it to ‘‘Keziah’’ or ‘‘Last Information’’.

DC: Can you tell us your first experience on set?

Kelly: (Laughs). It was wonderful but I was kind of scared at first. But the experience was ok.
 

DC: Which has been your most challenging movie ever?

Kelly: My most challenging so far is the movie LAST INFORMATION.

DC: If you were not into acting, what would you be doing? 

Kelly: Music, but not as a singer. Maybe as a producer or music video director because I love music too (laughs).

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DC: How did your parents react to your decision to go into acting?

Kelly: Initially, my father frowned at it but later he was like ok, if that’s what you want but my mum did not bother.

DC: Who are your role models in the movie industry?

Kelly:: Local or abroad?
 

DC: Both

Kelly: Well, abroad, I have so many but I will mention but one: JASON STATHAM. In Nollywood, I have many too but I’ll mention one as well: RAMSEY NOAH.

DC: How many movies have you featured in so far?

Kelly: So man! The ones I can remember are, EMEY AT THE GATE, THREE GENERALS, TEARS OF THE INNOCENT, MY CLASSMATE, REASURE COFFIN, DAVID & GOLIATH, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, FREEDOM FIGHTER, WOLD OF SIN, SAVE THE LAND, AKWAUGO, POUNDS, DOLLARS, EMEARLD, KEZIAH, COLD WAR, GENESIS, ORANGE GROOVE, BRAIN WASH, AGUBA, CHEALSE vs. LIVERPOOL, PASTOR’S BLOOD, LAST INFORMATION, MY ANGEL, NO. 1 ENEMY, OCULTIC BATTLE, LAST DAY, IT PAYS TO SERVE, THE EVANGELIST, MASTERMIND, 10 COMMANDMENTS, HIS MAJESTY, MY IN-LAW plus the once that I cannot remember. And yet to be released ones.

 DC: Can you tell us the lowest amount you have ever earned as an artiste and what year was that?

Kelly: I don’t think I can remember that. I can’t remember.

DC: What has fame done for you?

Kelly: (Laughs), fame goes with a lot of things, favour, hatred and so many other things. So, I have experienced all.

DC: What is that thing that KELLY can’t be caught doing?

Kelly: I can’t be caught smoking, (laughs).

DC: Tell us your most cherished possession?

Kelly: I think this one is a difficult one, there are many.

DC: What is your selling point?

Kelly: (laughs), In what area, Nollywood or outside?

DC: Nollywood

Kelly: (Laughs), I don’t really know. It depends on what each producer sees in you. Everybody is entitled to their opinion.

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DC: What are you working on presently?

Kelly: I won’t tell you lies. Am currently working on my weight. In fact, I’ve been doing that since last year. It’s not easy, especially my tummy. (Laughs), I know you were expecting me to say am working on one movie or the other. Didn’t you notice that I was kind of scared from the screens especially last year.

DC: What are your plans for the New Year?

Kelly: My plan for the New Year is to change a lot of things and I know God will put me through.

DC: Tell us what it is that people don’t know about you.

Kelly: There are many things people don’t know about KELECHI AKARA (me). I like surprising people and I discuss or show what I feel like showing. Let them know
the part they feel they know. Just being careful because everybody you meet or hang out with is not your friends. Friends are RARE.

DC: Any message to the youths and your fans out there?

Kelly: Yea! The youths are the leaders of tomorrow, so they should live an upright life. Don’t do anything because others are doing it. Respect your elders. Be prayerful and stay out of trouble. My fans are wonderful. I love them so much and am promising them lots of good movies soon. They should watch out.

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