I joined Nollywood to raise money for  school fees – Shan George

Veteran actress, Shan George has explained why she joined Nollywood at a tender age.
The actress who joined the industry 20 years ago said the need to raise money to pay school fees pushed her into the craft.
“When I gained admission into the University of Lagos, I didn’t have money to pay my school fees. While I was contemplating how to raise the money, I met a lady called Blessing Orime, who is now Pastor (Mrs.) Blessing Stevens. She used to act in one of those NTA soaps with Regina Askia. I met her in a salon and discovered that we are from the same place. She told me she was going for an audition for a movie to be produced by Emeka Ossai and the late Jennifer Ossai titled Thorns of Rose. I accompanied her to the place. When we got there, Jennifer saw me and was like, “This is Joan. This is our lead character”… I was paid N20,000 but that was 20 years ago so it was a huge sum back then and I was so excited.”
“That was how I was given the script. I didn’t know what to do but because I needed money for my school fees I had to do it. The truth is I didn’t play the role well because I was nervous all through. Fred Amata was the director while Ejike Asiegbu acted as my husband in the movie. All these were big names in the movie industry so I was star struck. I was also not certain my mother would like it.

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