How do i introduce Sandra Okunzuwa? 🤔The first time i watched her was on Iroko TV (Movie Title – The rejected stone) i was like wow, beautiful face! And she actually can act! Then i watched the movie for a second time, and then a 3rd, 4th and 5th.
Why? Because i loved the chemistry between her and Ik ogbonna. And because she did justice to that role.
Afterwards i came across her page on Instagram when i wasn’t even looking!
Coincidence? You think?
Well; i knew i had to speak with her for the tribe. And now we are here.
Tell us about Sandra Okunzuwa; what’s your story? Where you’re from, age, educational background.
My name is Sandra okunzuwa, I am from Edo state, I am a lawyer. A graduate of university of Benin where I got my Bachelors Degree in law, I also attended the Nigerian law school where I got called to the Nigerian Bar.
We have seen you take on intresting roles and you wear your character so well.
Is it usually difficult fitting into a particular role?
it’s really not difficult for me fitting into any role yet. As a kid and teenager I have always played different personalities with my peer group, siblings, families and kitchen plates.
weird right? but it’s the truth. As a very observant person I observe people’s characters and personalities a lot. This helps me to get into any role ones I have an idea of who the character is.
What attracted you to begin a career as an actor?
Right from my childhood I had always loved entertainment.
One thing that attracted me into acting aside from watching great actors on screen, was the idea of fitting into different people’s life, personalities and experiences.
I want to feel what they feel , love what they love and want what they want. I just want to bring what’s written to life.
What is the one thing, people will be surprised to know about you?
I don’t like when it rains and I’m alone and I don’t like when dogs cry especially puppies.
In which area would you like to improve as an actor?
As an actor I would love to improve on my voice as I feel mine is low and thin. Also I would love to learn more skills and techniques to become better in my craft.
What sort of acting roles will you be looking out for in the future?
That will be playing a detective, lawyer, superhero, a psychopath, love, in-fact challenging roles that will push me from my comfort zone to the point of excellence.
If you could choose, what three actors would you really want to work with?
Hmmmm I would love to work with more than three actors but since I have been limited to just three, they will be my childhood veteran’s that I have looked forward to that is Nkem Owoh, Patience Ozokwo and Genevieve Nnaji.
Aside acting, what else are you exploring?
Aside acting I am also exploring other things such as business, producing, law, real estate, fashion, dancing and starting my own YouTube channel.
Movies or music?
Music or movies? Hmmm this is a tough one. Music calms me down and sometimes I wish I had a great voice but since movies has always been a part of me I will say movies.
Your favourite Nollywood Actors? And Hollywood?
Apart from myself, My favorite nollywood actors are a lot but wouldn’t want to bore you with too many names, so would list a few that I find really interesting like – Jennifer Eliogu, Nse Ekpe Etim, Funke Akindele, Toyin Abraham, Adesua Etomi, Bimbo Ademoye, Ruth Kadiri, Omoni Oboli, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Ramsey Noah, Olu Jacobs, Richard Mofe Damijo, Pete Edoche, Chinwetalu Agu.
For Hollywood, Jesica Alba, Taraji P Henson, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Amanda Sponsored, Will Smith, Micheal B Jordan, Denzel Washington, Samuel L Jackson.
Describe yourself in one word. And your life right now using movie titles.
If I am to describe myself in one word it will be “interesting“ Sandra Okunzuwa. Using a movie “Honey”
How long have you been acting?
I have been acting officially for 2 years now
And how many movie projects have you been part of? (List them).
I have been opportuned to be featured in about 25 movies .
Here is a list of some of them: A. Dear Dianne. B. Rejected stone C. On a platter of gold D. My flatmates. Everything happens to me F. Conundrum G.The bachelors H. Sands of time I. High stakes J. Time and chance K. The missing will L. Getting him to kneel M. Getting over him N. The blind spot.
What would be a question you’d be afraid to tell the truth on.
That will be the age I stopped sucking my hands
What is your biggest/weirdest fear?
My biggest fear in life is failing to achieve all my dreams, goals and aspirations in life.
What would be your super power if you had one?
It will be the power to Raise the Dead.
How do you try to improve on your acting skills?
I take master classes online to improve myself and I watch lots of movies.
What’s your most annoying habit?
My bad habit is eating till I’m over fed especially when it’s my favorite food
If you could have personally witnessed anything, what would you want to have seen?
That will be my own birth, sadly it wasn’t documented.
What question do you hate to answer?
Three questions I hate to answer actually. But I will address one that is where are you from? I believe we are one Nigeria.
Questions like that is asked most time to define a person thereby bringing tribalism into it. It really shouldn’t matter where I am from rather i should be defined by my level of intellect and the values I am capable of bringing to the table to move the country forward not some tribal or ethnic barrier questions.
Describe the most terrifying moment of your life so far. Have you recovered from it?
The day I was robbed. my handbag was stolen which contained very important documents, money and gadgets. Well I have recovered from it but I haven’t forgotten that event .
If you can select one person from history and have them truthfully answer one question, who would you select and what is the question?
That will be Tyler Perry and my question will be, Sir Please can you mentor me?
How would you describe your love life at the moment? And what’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for love?
My love life is peaceful with my spirit, body and soul. The craziest thing I did for love was using my rent money to buy a ticket to travel.
Whats your opinion on Social media bullies? What is the most hurtful comment about you you’ve read?
Social media bullies are in desperate need of attention and they feel like they can only get that attention by bullying people since negativity gets to people more and secondly your life maybe a reflection of what they don’t have. Instead of thinking and strategizing how to become better they would rather exercise their hateful energy, since it’s cheap. Most times in order to protect my sanity I already understand why they do what they do.
One of such negative comments which I found hilarious was when someone sent me a DM and said I am not behaving like a celebrity that I should change and start behaving like one.
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