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‘Why I left Nollywood for firefighting job’


A former Nollywood actress, Ms Grace Agbo, has said that she left Nollywood to pick up a firefighting job because of her desire to always help those in danger.

Agbo, who hails from Idoma in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State, said she had found fulfilment since she started working at the Federal Fire Service, Abuja.

Speaking with our reporter in Akure, the Ondo State capital, she said that she featured in several movies such as Black Out, M.r Potosky, Lost Pride, Deadly Desire, Palace of Sorrow, Ada-Ide-Ichaka, Haunted Palace, Village Don, The Calabash among others.

Agbo said she took a break from acting to enable her focus on her passion for firefighting.

She said: “I like this new job. I have always wanted a uniform job. But I will miss Nollywood greatly because acting has also been my passion right from childhood.

“My family, especially my dad, is very happy with my new job. What people are saying that I left Nollywood because of poor pay is not true. I didn’t leave Nollywood totally. I am just taking a break for now to enable me focus on my new job.

“I love my uniform job and I also enjoy saving people in danger. It feels really good, it gives me joy knowing that I can be of service to my country.

“My colleagues in Nollywood should keep up with making good movies and let the shows go on, but the big problem there is funding, lack of government presence and no enough opportunity for up-and-coming actors.”

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