The promising Nollywood actor, Emmanuel Okonkwo, popularly known as Emma Chinedum, has met with several heartbreaks in love and relationship.
Concise News learned that the Anambra State-born actor during an interview session with the Sunday Scoop revealed that he almost committed suicide as a result of his failed relationship, which he had invested a lot in.
Speaking about his relationship status, Okonkwo disclosed that he is not married yet but he has a one-month-old baby boy, and planning to wed his mother.
He said: ”My last relationship didn’t work out and it almost drove me to commit suicide. I locked myself in my room for two weeks and cried my eyes sore. My partner left me for an already made man. This was the same woman I dated for four years and never had sex with.”
When as if he ever regrets playing the role of a gateman, Okonkwo confessed that he was proud of it.
He said, “I’ve acted as a gateman several times and I don’t regret such roles— it means I do my job well. If I’m not mistaken, I believe I have played the role of a gateman over 20 times.”
Recalling on how he got to limelight into the movie industry, Okonkwo revealed that he was inspired by his pastor. He said, “I started acting in church, Christ Embassy. After a while, I was made the head of the drama department.
”One day, my pastor picked up his microphone and said, “Emmanuel Okonkwo, why not think of commercialising your talent,” and continued his sermon. His words kept ringing in my ears and I eventually started attending auditions.”
Speaking about his first movie experience, the actor also stated that his first movie almost got him into trouble.
Okonkwo said, “After attending auditions for about a month, I eventually starred in a movie titled, Destruction Instinct.
”I acted alongside Uche Iwuji, Vincent Opurum and Afrocandy, and I played the part of a corrupt policeman. It was a job that later caused trouble everywhere because Afrocandy bought the master tape, went to the US and added some porn scenes to it.
”It got people talking and my pastor asked why I had to be in such movie. I then explained to him what really happened.”
The actor, who had appeared in several movies including: Tinta, My kids and I, Rufus and Rosana, Corrupting the Young Mind, Heart of Gold, Fighting Temptation, Nwoke Oma, Neglect, among others, stated that he still had a lot in the pipeline that would blow the minds of his fans when unveiled.