Uche Jombo , a multi award winning actress came into Nollywood in 1999 in the movie: Visa to Hell. I have followed Uche Jombo’s career closely for many years and happened to be on set the day she nearly got fired on the set of ‘Girls in the Hood’ Uche did not impress the director nor the producer and was going to be decast. She asked for a second chance and got it. That second chance redefined her career. Uche returned to set the next day on fire. Her acting skills had drastically improved overnight to the shock of the entire cast and crew. I suspect that she didn’t sleep that night but rehearsed and rehearsed till she could rehearse no more.
When I speak to upcoming actresses, Uche is a name I am quick to mention. She is a clear example that hard work, determination and passion pays. She’s climbed to the top of the ladder by sheer hard work and a strong determination to succeed. Just when you think she’s about to slow down, she comes up with something new. In 2010 she funded and co-produced Nollywood Hustlers. And on Sunday the 31st of July, 2011, Jombo will be premiering her first solo production: DAMAGE at Silverbird Galleria.
Nollyarts congratulates her and wishes her a successful career as a producer.