I am not dating Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji! — Film Director opens up
Mr. Ahmed .U Obi, Young G, as he is popularly called, took to Movie directing in 2010 and till date is still making waves. In this interview with Gift Genius Wokoma, he talks about his life, career and relationship with Nollywood top actress Genevieve Nnaji.
Excerpt from the interview,
What was your growing up like?
I grew up among female hence most of my male friends were too religious for my like. I am Muslim but that doesn’t change the respect I have for other people believe. Funny enough, I have not toasted any woman in my life, they come after me because am gentle and funny. Though not a comedian, but when am with them, they are happy.
You are among the top director in Rivers State. How would you rate movie making in Port Harcourt?
Port Harcourt entertainment business is still growing. So we are looking forward to take it to a greater height so as to meet up with the Lagos market .In doing this, Port Harcourt artiste will not struggle to meet up with the Lagos entertainer.
Do you see directing as fun?
(LAUGH) not really, because I am a serious minded film maker. But as a director, when am on set shooting I sometime crack jokes with my artistes
Let’s share in your experiences so far?
My experience in life has helped me both as an actor and director to be more mature in reasoning, while dealing with people because I see myself as a captain now.
What is the most challenging film you have ever directed?
Well, my most challenging film I directed was in 2011. Where I have to work with about three hundred artistes on location, the film was shot between the boundary of Nigeria and Cameroon which gave it a different feel from the normal Nollywood picture. It was not really easy because we have to spend two days on the road to reach the location.
Who is your role model?
Well I don’t really have a special role model because I get my idea from different directors who produce good motion pictures.
Why do you call Genevieve Nnaji mama? Is she your mother?
(LAUGH) I call her mama because back then, that was what I call her in Enugu.
It is recently allege that you are dating Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji. What do you have to say?
God why would anybody say such a thing about me and Geneviève! I am not dating Genevieve and I will never do that. I guess people just want to destroy my mutual relationship with Genevieve
So what are you to Genevieve Nnaji?
Just like every other film director. I am just one director who can also use her in my film project.
What do you have to say to your fans?
They should just believe in me and stop listening to gossip.
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