Alexx Ekubo is a Nollywood actor and model. Currently starring in Ebony Life TV’s Married to the Game, he shares his experience in the industry so far.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
My first day on set was very interesting and I learnt a lot. It was the set of Lancelot Imasuen Oduwa directed movie Sinners in the House in 2004 and we had veterans like the Late Justus Esiri and Ngozi Ezeonu. It was all very exciting and new to me.
Most of my senior colleagues; Desmond Elliot, Uche Jombo-Rodriguez, Ini Edo, Omoni Oboli, Ramsey Nouah, Monalisa Chinda, Mercy Johnson and Genevieve Nnaji. I have a dream to follow today because they followed theirs. God bless them all.
I would change the level of professionalism. Nollywood has an annual revenue of over $590 million, I suggest we the practitioners should take it more seriously.
Ini Edo once said to me,“Alexx you are only as good as your last movie.” That stuck in my head to never rest my oars.
FUTURE OF NOLLYWOOD
Uti Nwachukwu, Uru Eke, Bryan Okwara, O.C. Ukeje, Diana Yekini, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Belinda Effah and Chelsea Eze.
My mum has her clothing label Jalex Creations, so at a very tender age, I was taught to match my colors and dress appropriately. I love Pit Bull’s style; he wears really colorful and clean cut suits.
ON MRS. RIGHT
She should be God fearing, intelligent, fun loving and very beautiful woman. Very beautiful so we can make interesting babies. With makeup, less is more. My onscreen wife in the movie Keeping My Man was a very adventurous woman played by Ini Edo. I wouldn’t mind if my woman in real life is that daring. Variety is the spice of life, remember.
NATURAL HAIR VS WEAVE
The last time I commented on women hair, they quoted me as saying, “I hated women with Brazilian hair.” So now biko, any hair you like carry.
THE REAL ALEXX EKUBO
I’m pretty much the guy next door. I fart, eat, sweat and make mistakes like every other person, so please bear with me as we all live and learn.
I watch a lot of movies, read books, play basketball, swim and travel.
I studied Law in the University of Calabar, I would probably be a practicing lawyer.
IN FIVE WORDS…
Articulate, innovative, talented, fun and God-fearing.
Interviewed by Isabella Akinseye.
Photo: courtesy of Alexx Ekubo.
This interview first appeared in Issue 03 of Nolly Silver Screen magazine.