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Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by GisterBlogger: 9:02am On Sep 30, 2018
Background

I was born in Akwa Ibom State. I am from a family of five – with three brothers and a step sister. My dad died when I was nine-year-old but my mum is still here with us. As a kid, I was very inventive and creative. I had a highly imaginative side and was a fast reader. Though I was reserved, I would still play rough with my brothers at home. At school, I was shy and always kept the play for home. Because I was the only girl; resulting from my parents waiting a long time to have me, I was very well-pampered. As a kid, I had many ambitions. I wanted to be a pilot, and then, an air hostess, an aeronautic engineer and even a musician. I guess I got the love of air from my dad who worked in the aviation line as well.

Education

For my elementary education, I attended Hillside International Nursery school, Uyo and St. Mary’s Science College, Abak, for my secondary education. Both schools are in Akwa Ibom State. I also attended Federal University of Technology, Owerri, where I studied Animal Science and Technology. I wish I had studied Theatre Arts in the university instead. I took the next available course that the university had to offer because I didn’t want to sit at home.

Acting

I’ve always acted. I used to tell stories to the kids around me and in church. I used to act everywhere except on a professional platform. The first time it hit me that I should pursue acting, it was in church when the pastor said we could make money from our passion. At the time, I was managing a fitness company in Akwa Ibom State and on hearing that, I quit my job and moved to Lagos to pursue my acting career, seeing that Lagos was the best place to skyrocket. This was in 2012. Prior to that, I had acted in a movie with my church where I played the role of a journalist. It was titled Take Back Your Throne.

Challenges

Starting out, I thought it’d be easy but it wasn’t; it was hectic. I would wake up sometimes at 4am to go for auditions. Also, I was coming from a job where I had an official car and driver but I had to leave all that behind and move to Lagos. I had to start boarding buses to move around. It was quite uneasy for me. My mum used to even persuade me to move back to Akwa Ibom but I refused. Also, back then, the treatment I got wasn’t deserving of a thumbs-up but now, with my management, things have changed. Even now, I still face some challenges. The pay is not encouraging.

Career

When I moved to Lagos, I enrolled at the Royal Arts Academy where I played my first role in a movie professionally. It was called Mrs. Somebody, where I had just one scene, and following that, I acted in After the Proposal, where I played the supporting female. Because I was a student, I found it rather overwhelming and nerve-racking but exciting, overall. Going to Royal Arts Academy was to harness my talent and turn it into a skill.

Parent’s reaction

When I told my mother my plans to go into acting full-time, she was shocked and appalled. But through it all, she’s been supportive. When I moved to Lagos and had to survive without a job, my mother maintained an upkeep for me till I had my feet steady on the ground.

Breakthrough

I’d say After the Proposal, which was produced by Uduak Isong and directed by Desmond Elliot, the other major one was Tinsel, where I stood in as Angela.

Expectation

Right now, I’m on one of the flagship shows on Mnet titled Forbidden and I play the lead female. I have some great films coming out in the cinemas this year and the next. I’m also considering producing my own films in earnest. I produced a short film titled Eno which has been picked up by some film festivals. I also feel drawn towards directing and may like to explore it in the future.

Marriage

I met my husband when I was 16. Because my brother was handy with electrical items, my husband had come to fix his video game in our house and that’s where we met. On that day, my brother wasn’t around and he had to wait for him to get back. It was the wait that made us talk and we gradually became best friends and still are till date. He’s an IT consultant. Marriage has been great and although I do not sell perfection, I’ve been enjoying every moment of it. My husband is supportive of my career. We discuss my roles and he helps me prepare.

Role models

As funny as this sounds, Beyonce is my biggest influence; even though she’s not much of an actor. I admire her for her drive, hustle and professionalism. She’s not just a glamour girl, she’s also a hard worker. Also, I can never tell my story without Emem and Uduak Isong. I also admire Genevieve Nnaji, Mildred Okwo and Toni Tones.

Relaxation

I read a lot and I like to watch movies, preferably with a glass of wine. I also like to play video games. I love to cook. I cook traditional dishes while my husband is the intercontinental chef.

Fashion

Anything that’s comfortable is what I like to wear. Comfort determines what I wear.

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Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by GisterBlogger: 9:02am On Sep 30, 2018
cool
Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by Immaculatesnow(m): 10:13am On Sep 30, 2018
Keep fooling yourself clown

Come and sell your verified Nigerian AdSense to me
Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by itspzpics(m): 3:22pm On Sep 30, 2018
Matanare
Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by visijo(m): 5:24pm On Sep 30, 2018
Slay Queens have been so silent ever since People started uploading their Graduation Pictures..

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Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by sirjustice1575(m): 5:26pm On Sep 30, 2018
will you keep kwayet.
Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by meobizy(m): 5:27pm On Sep 30, 2018
This is not bad. It was a nice read.
I thought Nigerian men do not like marrying actresses but seeing my guy from that year wife up this broad made me think otherwise.

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Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by Seconsol92(m): 5:28pm On Sep 30, 2018
Pretty lady
Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by EVILFOREST: 5:29pm On Sep 30, 2018
PASTORS controlling WOMEN with the use of magic wands.

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Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by generationz(f): 5:31pm On Sep 30, 2018
from church to Nollywood

she looks decent

I'm sorry to burst your bubble dear but except you take the part of Funke Akindele (jenifa) or queen nwokoye by developing a comic character you can't make it in Nollywood until you join the 'small girls big God crew'
Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by Princeofnigeria(m): 5:32pm On Sep 30, 2018
Immaculatesnow:
Keep fooling yourself clown

Come and sell your verified Nigerian AdSense to me
poor man.


Yahoo boy forming AdSense buying I pity you
Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:36pm On Sep 30, 2018
Interesting....

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Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by wittyt98(m): 5:39pm On Sep 30, 2018
Cool
she looks like an actress
unlike those runs girls who go around showing off ass,curves and all that poo portraying themselves as actress

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Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by Immaculatesnow(m): 5:45pm On Sep 30, 2018
Princeofnigeria:
poor man.


Yahoo boy forming AdSense buying I pity you

At least I dey eat well and I can't say the same for you dead goat
Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by Brytaboy: 5:52pm On Sep 30, 2018
These pple slf, tell us how the pastors massage made her to start acting then case close.
Now u giving us her biography, if i knew it's biography i would not have jump into it.

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Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by Nobody: 5:52pm On Sep 30, 2018
generationz:
from church to Nollywood

she looks decent

I'm sorry to burst your bubble dear but except you take the part of Funke Akindele (jenifa) or queen nwokoye by developing a comic character you can't make it in Nollywood until you join the 'small girls big God crew'

Do you know her though? Because she has been acting for quite sometime now. She's beautiful too so she's not suppose to have any problems. I've met her twice & she seems not to be like those 'small girls big God crew' like Daniella Okeke & Co. who have mansions & fleet of SUVs but only acted 2 movies in their life time.
Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by generationz(f): 6:06pm On Sep 30, 2018
cruchenutii:


Do you know her though? Because she has been acting for quite sometime now. She's beautiful too so she's not suppose to have any problems. I've met her twice & she seems not to be like those 'small girls big God crew' like Daniella Okeke & Co. who have mansions & fleet of SUVs but only acted 2 movies in their life time.

hehehehehe

its not good to comment before reading a topic. I didn't read the whole topic

she has been acting on mnet movies and that's good .I'm sure her talent took her there

but to make the real dough and travel around the world there are only two things involved.
Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by Nobody: 6:08pm On Sep 30, 2018
generationz:


hehehehehe

its not good to comment before reading a topic. I didn't read the whole topic

she has been acting on mnet movies and that's good .I'm sure her talent took her there

but to make the real dough and travel around the world there are only two things involved.

And what are the 2 things ma'am?
Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by Richard067(m): 8:14pm On Sep 30, 2018
Pls wats d difference between nairaland and nairabet
Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by Leeljohn(m): 8:39pm On Sep 30, 2018
This one has got no choice, she just has to have brain unlike those one's that always talking about their backside and boobs.
Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by nwakaibeya1: 9:47pm On Sep 30, 2018
people keep asking for prayers to improve their lives but non ever ask for prayers for forgiveness of sins in their lives from the so called prophet who propagate prosperity no matter your sins and the so called prophets and pastors never sees it right to ask people to request for prayers of forgiveness of sins before any other betterment and thats why there is no impact in the world by so called Christians because everything and anything goes and no peace and light and power as Jesus Christ promised and give those who truly locate hence ,after killing people and cheating and abiding in evil deeds and operating in hidden nations and evil marine kingdoms they will just come to prophets and pastors and they prophesy and say receive it and you are free upon falling them down in their nice dresses showing no form of repentant?which receiving and free are you talking about when after receiving you have no peace and can't sleep well at night? why not peep those people spiritually and see if they reign in power of real Jesus Christ after falling in their fine cloths ? I ask you wise people from which GOD ? GOD OF JUSTICE OR WHICH ONE? our KINGDOM IS ASKING ?THE KINGDOM OF REAL JESUS CHRIST the ancient world that has comeback to revenge and judge people unknown to those claiming to know CHRIST? Why not be wise and investigate the utterance as we have commanded. John 6,60-68
Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by Princeofnigeria(m): 11:21pm On Sep 30, 2018
Immaculatesnow:


At least I dey eat well and I can't say the same for you dead goat
hahaha see your face.
Re: Theresa Edem Isemin: My Pastor’s Message Pushed Me Into Acting by mhizsuzzy(f): 10:18am On Oct 01, 2018
I think I like this girl...
such a simple lifestyle for a celebrity. We need to see more of this face ooo in movies... But they won't nah
Trust nollywood they look at faces and body shapes to give you roles

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