One of the nation’s favorite celebrities, Linda Ejiofor provides reason why the ‘’I Am DStv Campaign’’ means a lot to actors, musicians and other creative persons in this engaging chat.
Que, What does the I Am DStv campaign mean to you as a creative person?
Ans, The campaign means a lot, it means actors, musicians and everyone in the creative eye can be someone if they put their mind to it. You can change in an instant, you can be on set and transform into someone else.
Que, As an actress, what can you say about the role MultiChoice has played when it comes to telling authentic African stories?
Ans, MultiChoice has done a Fantastic job, telling authentic stories. They started with African magic original movies, then moved on the creating channels like African magic Epic, Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa. That way not only are stories that are being told, people can relate with them, but also told in their mother tongues.
Que, Do you believe that TV programs can connect us and make us closer as a people?
Ans, I believe TV programs can connect us and make us closer as people. For instance, those who know Checkmate, that show brought a lot of people together, you would see families running back home to go watch Checkmate or Fuji House of Commotion when it came out of Checkmate and Things fall apart. People can relate to the characters and say this happened to someone I know or myself.
Que,How important do you think television programs are in fostering a spirit of oneness in Nigeria today?
Ans, MultiChoice is doing a fantastic job, they started with Tinsel; making sure people ran home on Sunday to watch the omnibus.
Apart from Tinsel there are other shows coming up Eve, Ajoche and Battleground that people would always want to go home and watch. Asides movies, we have the reality shows like Big Brother, they always keep you glued to your TV and constantly keep people in conversation. MultiChoice is doing a fantastic job!
Que, Do you feel any pressure or have any desire to break into Hollywood?
Ans, I don’t feel pressure, but I have the desire to break into Hollywood one day.
Que, You’re known not only for your superb acting skills, but also for your style. Who’s your major fashion influence?
Ans,The first person that comes to mind is Rita Dominic, I love her fashion sense another person that is so daring and I sometimes wish I can be her is Ini-Dima Okojie then ofcourse my friend, Adesua Etomi.
Que, What will you say has been a defining moment for you thus far in your career?
Ans, The first time after Tinsel someone looked at me and said they could cast me in a movie, The Meeting, which is what won me my AMVCA award. I finally realised I had gotten the recognition I had wanted, I wasn’t just a pretty face, I could act!