How My Wealthy Father Turned His Back on Me – Actress-turned Preacher, Eucharia Anunobi Tells Story

Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi who hit limelight with the movie, ‘Glamour Girls’ way over two decades ago, has revealed the bold steps she took as a woman to get to the enviable position she now occupies, as well as her exploits in Christiandom as an Apostle of Christ.

Actress Eucharia Anunobi
In an exclusive interview with Vanguard Newspaper, popular Nollywood screen diva-turned preacher, Apostle Eucharia Anunobi, who has starred in over a hundred movies, has opened up on giving her life to Jesus Christ and how her wealthy father turned his back on her and her sisters just because they were girls.
Below are excerpts from the chat;
On giving her life to Christ:
By the grace of God, I gave my life to Christ on 17th March 1997 at Holyghost Power Ministeries Church, Adeniyi Jones. Apart from born again being a renewal of mind, it’s also an acknowledgement of God as master of your life. It is also the ability to recognise who you are and what you should be. It makes you a colossus.
On the impact of being an Apostle on her career:
Years ago when I gave my life to Christ, most of my acting colleagues were laughing at me but because I discovered who I am and who I was and still to be because I gave my life to Christ very early. They said something is wrong with me, with all my brilliance, but today, by the grace of God, where I go or sit they can’t.
On being a beauty queen and paying her way through school:
I was once a beauty queen. For a year they gave me money, a salon was taking care of my hair, fashion houses made my clothes for that year. I’m a fashion model and I’m still modeling. As a matter of fact, I paid my way through university through modeling.
On how her father abandoned training her in school because she is a girl:
I wanted to go to University and I’m the first born but my father said he had no interest in training the female gender in his family after secondary school. With all his riches and my brilliant result he refused to sponsor me to University except the boys. He abandoned me on the way and that was how at the age of 16, I started fighting for my destiny. This was what made me begin seeking God at a very early stage.
On how she pulled through despite being abadoned by her father:
A good friend, Peter Ononiwu who knew me back then said I have the endowment to become a model and that was how I started modeling. I was on so many fashion shows at the time. I was determined to show my father that I am not a mistake of creation, there’s a reason God made me a girl. On my own I said a girl must be somebody. After all, Christ came through a woman and when he resurrected it was a woman that saw Him first.

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