Uche Ogbodo, the Nollywood actress, is a lady of style; and this reflect in her films – Over the moon, Family romance, Cruz, Overthrow, Woman to woman and others. She had her secondary education at the Federal Government Girls’ College, Lejja, Nsukka, Enugu State, before proceeding to the University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT), where she studied Mass Communication. The Enugu State-born artiste who hit the movie scene in 2005 unveils her style secrets.
WHAT’s fashion to you?
It is a way of expressing one’s style or modeling your uniqueness through what you wear – dress, ornament or behaviour.
Uniqueness of your style
I wear what makes me comfortable especially loud colours. I wear what suits my body frame and skin tone and I don’t wear what others are wearing because I like to be different most times.
Favourite colour and why?
I have many, but I’m in love with bright colours.
Favourite piece of clothing
I’m crazy about designer apparels. Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Miu Miu, H&M and other unique and creative designers.
Most expensive fashion piece
What would you not do in the name of fashion?
I cannot be caught dead wearing an outfit that makes me uncomfortable and sweaty all in the name of a fashion trend.
How often do you upgrade your wardrobe?
Monthly; apart from things I buy weekly. I enjoy shopping a lot.
Your favourite perfume
XX by Paco Robanne.
Favourite beauty products
Beans and plantain.
Honest and hardworking people.
Fake and pompous people.
Most challenging movie role
Playing an estranged wife, molested and abused by husband.
Favourite relaxation spot
A sophisticated lounge with willow lighting and cool music.
Your philosophy of life
Live and let me live. I believe whatever you dream, you can achieve because the world is full of opportunities and big enough for everyone to take a portion.