Actor Emeka Enyiocha to return to acting, shuts down beer parlor
Nollywood actor, Emeka Enyiocha who has been away from the movie industry for a while has now recently shutdown his beer parlor, and promises to comeback to the movie industry after many years of staying off the stage.
On disclosing why he quit acting for his business, he explained that he wanted to spend quality time with his wife and children. He added that after he got married he wanted to be a better father and husband.
“I left the industry because I got married and I started having kids. Immediately I got married, I started having kids and I had more responsibilities to deal with. I had to be closer to my family and kids so that they would not call me uncle when they see me. Marriage and family slowed me down. It definitely slows someone down except you do
not want to take care of your family.
I tried to combine marriage with work because I was doing my production.
While I was away from the industry, I was into partnership with a close friend of mine. We did productions together. We did ‘The Patriot,’ which is a fight against fake medicines and adulterated products.
We did ‘School,’ a movie about rich kids causing trouble in the schooland we did ‘Champions of Our Time,’ in partnership with the Lagos State government. In the process, I opened a bar and became a beer seller.
I was trying to know the other side of life which actually taught me a lot of lessons. I saw a lot and it taught me to be humble. It taught me how to be humble to the lowest. It also taught me how to save money, respect and appreciate money. As an actor, when you get money, it is in the booth and you don’t have time to do anything, so money does
everything for you.You go from one location to another and at the end of the day, you would find out that there is nothing left.”
He also explained why he shutdown the beer parlor. According to him, the people he entrusted the business into their hands were mismanaging it, forcing him to close it down. He said he has no regret operating a beer parlour.
“I don’t want to work for other people to eat.”
Interestingly, the actor is back on our big screen to continue from where he stopped. He’s currently moving from location to another, doing what he knows how to do best.