Veteran Nollywood actress, Ireti Doyle, has celebrated the huge milestone of making it to the list of top-grossing actresses of the last decade with a tribute to Amaka Igwe.
She recalled in a recent Instagram post that the late Igwe’s words were a constant source of encouragement to her.
Read what she wrote below:
“She (Amaka Igwe) had me pinned to my seat with that penetrating stare of hers, as she listened to my rant about not getting enough work and having doubts about my career choice because of Nollywood’s apathy towards me. She let me finish, her head cocked to one side, eyes contemplating me, chewing her favourite gum… At the end of my tirade, there was a beat on the hand rest of her chair and then she declared abruptly: ‘Nne, rest your leg, let music never start… when music start ehhn, you go dance tire!’
“These were the words Amaka Igwe spoke to me about two decades ago and now we are here. Oluwa Seun! Beyond taking a pause to savour the moment, maybe someone else needs to hear it… ‘nne, rest your feet music never start. When the music starts you go dancing tire’.”
Other actresses who made it to the list of top-grossing actresses of the decade are Adesua Etomi-Wellington and Sola Sobowale.