Anyamele is one of Nollywood’s best actors. Discovered and nurtured in
Wale Adenuga’s production, ‘Super Story’ where he plays Richard, he is
making his debut as a filmmaker and director with ‘Spouse’s Secret’, a
movie premiered recently in Lagos.
church played a significant role in shaping his career. He also spoke
about his foray into mainstream acting, his most challenging film and
most embarrassing moment. Enjoy it.
know, church kept us busy so that we didn’t go into the world. Instead
of going into one wrong or the other, the church ensured that we had
something doing all the time. That’s where I learnt how to play music.
That’s where I learnt how to sing. In fact, everything about the art I
practically learnt in my church, Assemblies of God Church.
went for an audition like every other person; and for unknown reason, I
had to wait and wait and wait before it got to my turn. I had an amazing
patience that day. But I believe it was divine. God had scheduled that
to happen to me and it turned out good today.
ranging from dramas, soap operas, sit-coms and stage plays. However, I
made my debut in the award winning Super Story series, ‘No Pain
No Gain’. On the other hand, some of the stage productions I have done
include ‘Midnight Blackout’, ‘Nana of the Niger Delta’, ‘Idemili’,
‘Prison Chronicle’ etc.
shot back then. They took me to a bush in Osun State for the shooting.
There were live snakes and all. But I think it worked; it actually
worked for me.
soon. There are certain things I am waiting for. Maybe, with this
production, I’ll do that soon.
you’re not flowing with me, I’ll let you go. But then, the content in
me drives me so strongly that we may not be able to connect if you’re
not goal-driven. And again, you can’t marry everybody. You can’t date
everybody. So, the relationships are not tied around marriage. But,
basically, I try to be as prayerful as I can. Even the friends, I try to
be prayerful when I’m around them. And when I say prayerful, I mean
being real prayerful.
and having dealt with Ronke (my co-actor), she felt she should also
deal with me. So, she removed her headgear and started flogging me with
it until I ran out of the bus. That’s the most embarrassing moment of my
me off certain things. I still go out to eat my favourite food. For
instance, I still go out to eat ofe gamgbam, ofe oha (oha soup). No, I will never miss that. I try to be as real as possible.
encouraging families to be bonded and be as strong together as possible.
We are encouraging families to be strong, and reveal their secrets so
they can pull together. The storyline centres on the characters, Ella
and Sam, a young and dynamic couple. The couple holds on to their
secrets at the expense of their matrimonial peace and harmony. Amidst a
myriad of side attractions and distractions, the revealed secrets
eventually results into fruitfulness, openness and unimaginable love and
romance. The problem here is lack of communication. The couple couldn’t
tell each other certain things. And those things keep being an issue to
them. So, until they embrace communication, they couldn’t have a
village because once that’s done it will reduce cost by 50 percent. For
instance, you want hospital, you want a lounge and they’re in different
ends of the city. They are not concentrated in one part of the city. You
shoot part A, you go elsewhere to shoot part B, and then return to
shoot part C. By the time you go round, you’re exhausted.