By Yetunde Adeyeri
CEO of Rok Studios and Nollywood actress, Mary Remmy Njoku, is the cover girl for the latest issue of Guardian Life Magazine.
A strong believer in telling the African story, Mary Remmy Njoku, speaks of how she is highlighting Africa to the world, by creating unique films that resonate with Africans at home, and in the Diaspora.
Read her interview below:
On how she began
I sent a script to an actor, an A-list actor… He requested to see me, I went to see him and it was more like an interview. He was interviewing me to see if I was big enough [for him] to feature in my film. And after the long interview; ‘who are you?’, ‘what do you?’, ‘why are you producing?’, ‘what camera are you shooting with?’ he said, ‘You know what? You are not even big enough. When you’re big enough, you’ll come back.
On experiencing setback
It took a while for most of the people I work with today to realize that, you know what, she knows what she is doing.
And how does she handle setback?
It’s part of life, I expect it. So I prepare for it. It’s easier for me to go through it when I’m expecting it.
Read more of her interview here https://m.guardian.ng/life/mary-njoku-telling-the-african-story-through-films/