By Izuchukwu Okosi
Fast rising Nollywood act, Nkechi Emmanuel affectionately called Nurse Titi for her endearing role in the Television
series ‘Clinic Matters’ on Sunday (11 December 2016) hosted her passionate fans at the Sheraton Hotels in Ikeja
The get-together between the beautiful actress and her randomly selected fans aptly tagged ‘My Fans Connect With
Me’ is in appreciation of their support and love as she takes the Nigerian movie industry by storm.
The graduate of History and International Relations of the Lagos State University (LASU) spoke to Newslegend.com.ng
on her special day with her fans.
“The hangout with a few randomly selected fans of mine was great and I thank everyone that came. The focus is on my
“The event themed “AM THE BEST”, is part of my initiative to meet one-on-one with them and to further
strengthen the relationship between us.
“This event is to show my appreciation, love and to give them a special treat. You (fans)
are special, very importanNK t and have been supporting my career,” the amiable star gushed.
Speaking on her role Nurse Titi, the Anambra State-born thespian revealed an interesting, but thought-provoking vow
she made at the audition venue of the drama series directed by Paul Igwe.
“We were over 400 ladies who came for the audition but the number kept reducing, the ladies were discouraged when
the director said it was only actresses that were needed for the roles of nurses. From that 400, it became 100, then
50, and 10 and then five.
“At that point I told God He must not drop me now otherwise I will not serve Him again. Eventually I was announced
as the one to play the role of Nurse Titi. The set is always fun-I always laughed whilst on location in the
beginning but I eventually got over it,” further said.
How does Nkechi handle fans who could mob her on the streets?
“I’m polite. Stardom has taken away our privacy! I like Boli (roasted plantain) and there was a day I was somewhere
to buy some. The women selling the plantain wasn’t giving me the ones I wanted so I had to come down from my car to
make my choice.
“Before you know, it okada men, passer byes and others had gathered. I couldn’t even buy my plantain anymore. They had to line up on a queue as I bought for them. The woman selling was like ‘It won’t even be enough. It was just
crazy,’ Emmanuel reminisced with a laughter.
The actress is expected to walk down the aisle in the coming year but it remains a subject she is not willing to speak much about.
Interestingly Emmanuel promised a photo journalist who plans to wed in February 2016 of her presence following a
request by the ‘lucky’ photographer.