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I Need A Rich Man In My Life –Amara Maduka Declares In An Interview

Rich husband needed oo. Plus sized Nollywood actress, Amara Maduka, though not a household name but her photos on social media and tales of her sexual escapades have made her famous.

She speaks with ABIOLA ALABA PETERS on how being overweight almost stopped her from becoming an actress and how long she can stay without sex.

Brief background.

I’m from Anambra State. I’m born into a family of three children. I’m the first daughter and the second child. I’m an actor, writer and aspiring producer.

How long have you been in the movie industry and precisely when did you venture into movies?

I have been in the industry for five years now and I joined the movie industry after my university days; I knew I have the talent and I decided to pursue it.
What were the challenges you faced at the early stage?
My weight was a big challenge. I was very fat at the time and I didn’t get featured in characters I know I can deliver because all the producers saw was a fat, ugly girl. Not my talent.
Lists of movies you have featured in and the years?
Well, I won’t be able to give the dates but I have featured in several movies, some of which include: ‘Maduka Daughters’, ‘Village Flavour’, ‘Okirika’, ‘The Israelite’, ‘ G o o d Marriage’, ‘3 bad girls’, just to mention a few.
How did you overcome these challenges?
Oh well, when you get tired of being fed bullshit, you got to make a change at some point. All that matters is how you see yourself. I knew I am more than they could see and that image alone, kept me going.
Did it make you depressed?
I battled depression at some point. But like I said, if you know who you are, nothing can stop you. Not for too long.
Sexual harassment has also become a common trend in the entertainment industry, how did you scale through?
I haven’t been sexually harassed by any producer. I’m one of the lucky ones, I guess.
You hit the gym or worked on your size to fit in?
I didn’t work on myself to ‘fit in’. I’m working on myself for me. I love to look good. And I’m only just getting started.
How supportive were your parents when you took the bold step to join Nollywood?
I have just my mom now. My dad wouldn’t have allowed it, but my mom is supportive.
You lost your dad?
Yeah, that was in 2012.
Did your boyfriend at that time, give you the go ahead?
I’ve never really dated anyone all my life. It’s funny but true. I’m just learning to truly give love a chance now.
I’m too sensitive. I thought not dating at all was best to avoid heartbreaks and all.
So are you saying you are still a virgin ?
I said I didn’t date. I didn’t say I don’t have sex.
Have you been heartbroken once?
Not at all.
So never had an emotional attachment with your partners?
You mean from me to them? No. From them, people pretend a lot in this country. So I wouldn’t know.
So how long can you stay without sex?
Oh, I can stay for as long as I want to. I’m not a sex freak. But when I get it, I get it good.
I have heard people say to sexually satisfy a plus sized lady is a hard journey, how true?
That’s based on individual differences. It’s wrong to generalise stuff like that.
When it comes to Mr. Right for marriage, what qualities do you look out for?
I’m attracted to a person’s mind and rarely the body. If he’s got a good heart and a sound mind, that’s it for me. Physical appearances don’t really count. Doesn’t mean I’d marry a monster or a dwarf though. But his pocket counts. I can’t help the world if I’m helpless, if you know what I mean. I need a rich man.
You mentioned you’re an aspiring producer, any movies on the pipeline already?
Yes, I’m cooking up something good for my lovers. ‘Alaba’ release though. I have to cut my coat according to my cloth for now.
Nollywood is indeed going places, but there are still some lapses, what’s the way forward?
The way forward is finance. Everything balls down to money. We don’t have investors. All we get is criticisms and little support. Nigerians keep comparing us to Hollywood and it baffles me.
We do what we do out of little or nothing and we are able to get results. Not Hollywood standard perhaps but if we have half of what those guys have, we’d shake the world.
What would Amara be doing for a living, if she’s not an actress?
I’d probably be into fashion which I’m still going to visit eventually.
Any crush on any male celebrity?
Your best fashion accessory?
I really love my fancy rings and chains.
Is that the fashion line you intend going into?
I intend going into plus size clothing. It’s difficult for a fat girl to find trendy clothes and I can help that.
What inspires you? I draw inspiration from everything around me.
Any regrets in life?
None. I take the lessons and move on.
Best moment as an actress ?
When someone looked me up on Facebook, asked for an account details and sent me money from London for making his family laugh.
What’s your advice to young and aspiring actors?
It gets easier, not harder. Don’t give up, stay focus and trust God.
Have you ever been embarrassed by a male fan?
No, I haven’t. Not physically though.

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