She had her break in Ifeanyi Ogbonna’s film, Sincerity, acting alongside top notch acts like Oge Okoye, Yemi Black and Nonso Diobi, Angela Okorie has continued to grow from strength to strength.
Born and raised in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, the Ishiago, Ebonyi State indigene recalls how her acting career began and talks about her marriage and new projects in this chat with Anibeze Sylvester sand Chioma Okoli.
What is new about Angela Okorie?
We are still doing what we know how to do best. Presently, I am filming on the Island (Lagos Island), and it’s all about violence against women, and also women that are not happy in their marriages. We are talking about domestic violence.
At what point did you discover your talent for acting?
I have been in the game for five years plus. I was a model before acting happened. It all started when I followed a friend to location and it turned out they needed a pretty girl for a character, and I just fitted into the role seamlessly. However, since I wasn’t an actress, I was not very keen but they insisted. So, I said ‘okay, guys just give me some time to think about this’. A week after, my friend was like ‘Angela, you have to do this’ and that was it.
Do you still model?
I still do but not really runway stuff and billboards; but if the pay is right, I will definitely do it.
Aside acting, what other creative sides do you have?
(Laughter) Well, I sing. While growing up I sang in church. I grew up in a Christian home and I was always singing even at home. But when I went into modeling, I left the music part of me. However, I had recorded some songs before I started modeling. I still have my catalogue of songs.