Monday, June 10, 2013

I Love Children, I Live And Breathe Everything Children- Onyinye Nana Igwe

Onyinye Nana Igwe currently works with 92.3 Inspiration FM but went on a self imposed hiatus in 2009 after hosting the Future Awards alongside Darey Art Alade.  Subsequently she stayed back at Soundcity and Spice TV for a couple more years working as a Senior Producer and Creative Director.

She is back as an OAP with Inspiration FM and making waves again. In this no holds bared Interview with Stella Dimokokorkus, Onyinye who now goes by the name Nana King tells us why she 'ran' and why she is back. Click below to read her interesting interview.




Where have you been?

Around.out and about. Living life beautifully albeit privately.

In 2009 you hosted the Future Awards alongside Darey Art Alade. Right after that, you completely disappeared just when your name and beautiful face was starting to get out there. Why?
A lot of people found it difficult to comprehend the fact that I was and still am media shy. I hate undue publicity. I'm an extremely private person. No one knows anything about me. And I want it to stay that way. So when the Future Awards hosting gig came up in 2009, I felt blessed But at the same time, I did it for the fun of it. The number of media offers I got after hosting the awards was quite shocking. Overwhelming, I tell you. I wasn't prepared for it at all. I wanted to be behind the cameras, not in front of it.


Between 2009 and 2013, it's been 4 years. Where have you been, what have you been doing and Why did you decide to resurface?

Resurface? I was never completely away. I was just behind the cameras working passionately but quietly as a Producer and Creative Director in and outside Nigeria. The only difference now is that recently, Inspiration FM offered me an Afternoon time slot on Radio. Obviously I can't hide anymore because people are gradually starting to put a face to the voice they hear on radio everyday.

You  say you are a very private person?what have you been up to privately?

oh dear! (Pauses - Takes deep breath - giggles)
Well, I've only told two people about this, so I guess I can share it with you. But you must pinky swear you won't tell anyone (Laughs).
I recently adopted a little girl. She's my heart beat. She's my joy, she's the very essence of my being. Every time I hold her in my arms, she gives me the strength to live and fight through my struggles. I'm not married and I still live in my family home. So I can't take my baby out of the orphanage and bring her home with me. So instead of a full adoption, I opted for a virtual adoption. Which means I get to play mummy to her everyday and care for her financially whilst still in the guardianship of the orphanage matrons.

WHY ADOPTION? Most married couples struggling to have kids haven't considered adoption. Why a single unmarried girl?

I love children. I live and breathe everything children. I've been a junior church worker since I was 18. I'm a Sunday School Teacher in church. I teach the toddlers class (laughs). On weekday evenings or weekends, I go to the orphanage to play with the kids. Every time I leave the orphanage to go home, I always feel burdened. I always wish I can take all of them home with me.

Have you considered what your future husband might think about this?

My man has to be a lover of children because I would love to have 5 kids in total - 3 biological and 2 adopted or 2 biological and 3 adopted - depending on what my body permits (laughs). But if my man is generous enough to let me bring home more babies, trust me, I'm going all out! I'm adopting an entire continent.

You used to go by your Ibo name Onyinye Igwe. Where did Nana King come from?

Nana is a pet name I got when I was a baby. I've been called Nana all my life by friends, family, everyone. My last name when translated to english, means King. I sincerely did try to revert to my Ibo name. But it was a bit of a drag trying to get people to call me Onyinye as opposed to the Nana they'd been used to calling me. On the name thing, I just couldn't win (Laughs)

You talk with so much strenght and confidence.Have you always been like this?

NO because, It took a certain degree of pain in my life, to find my feet and understand my purpose on earth. Way back when; I used to think I knew it all. Fast forward today, I realize I was pretty much clueless. Now I know better, so I act wisely.

How would you describe yourself

I'm a happy, bubbly, go-lucky kid who believes Life is for the living. I want to live, I want to love, I want to laugh. I'm completely oblivious and mute to negativity. Right now I'm all about embracing positive people who bring forth positive words into my life.

Final words for ur fans

Hugs and Kisses to you, my booboos!

46 comments:

  1. Will her future husband tolerate adoption

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    1. what an ignorant question Anonymous10 June, 2013 23:27.

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    2. thanks for adopting those kids and giving hope to the hopeless God bless you ..
      check out hot entertainment gist HERE

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    3. Hahaha!!!! Only if her husband's not IBO like her.

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    4. Indeed you are what you call your self lol

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    5. I live and breathe kids okay now

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  2. I bet you do


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  3. I am suspecting that this lady took the sabbatical leave to go have the baby... Now she is claiming she is adopting her own baby...SMH! LOL. I don't know... maybe I have watched too many Naija movies...



    Mayowa

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    1. How is that possible

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    2. @ mayowa...
      Ode ni e. So she went on sabbatical for 4yrs to have a baby but we dat know her wella and we are her family, we neva see d pikin. Na so ppl dey take carry belle go born for 4yrs without anybody knowing? If u want to misyarn, abeg try fear god na.

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  4. O nya!!! Publicity stunts ...... When time come to adopt now Okwu adaharia!!! We Sabi every every Biko talk another tin..... This onyinye wey luv show pass ' umu agbara' sef don come here the claim sainty...... Yimu

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    1. You are a bad friend lol

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    2. @Anon 04:04, you sound like a disgruntled loose cunt whose friendship she rejected! I commented on this lady's interview on Stella's blog. And I will reiterate what I said:

      "Stella Dimoko, I've always gone through your blog, but I've never commented. Believe you me when I say, this interview is your best yet! The totality of everything this young lady encompasses, is beyond
      amazing. She is definitely one to watch. Miss Nana King, I look forward to seeing more of you. Hopefully you'll bring back
      some sanity into the shambles called Nigerian entertainment. God bless your hustle, missy.
      *kisses to you too*"

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    3. choi maximus yaff finish dis anonymous 404. well said maxi, well said

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    4. Lol @Maxi

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  5. May God continue to less her, Amen.

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    1. Less ke? Sure you meant bless

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    2. Oops, I meant bless, autocorrect misbehaving as always. Thanks for the correction sweetie. God bless you too.

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    3. LOOOOOL.make una leave me fo rthis blog oh.....

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  6. She's jst like me...I sooo luv kids.dey r sooo adorable..I dnt mind aving a house_full of dem in future.though m not married buh datz my dream..live in a big house wit bout 5_8kids.

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    1. @josy kids don't remain kids 4ever.They always grow up& as usual bcom assholes

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    2. As usual become assholes? Like your kids I guess. Not all are the same idiot.

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  7. God bless you lady, never heard of you but you are very pretty and obviously talented.

    In other news, PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE what is virtual adoption? Someone tell me. first time in my life i am hearing that. You adopt abi you nor adopt. dont add further sorrow to a child's life by coming around,actiing in a caring manner and all but then you leave when you have to.
    You serious about adopting then tidy the thing legally and take the child home.

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  8. This one that you all are claiming to love kids biko what is the deal. If you love kids get married and start raising kids. No be by mouth

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  9. well, i hope her womb is safe. adopting a child not bad but Nigerian ladies cant be trusted at all

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  10. Beautiful lady with a good heart. She is my kind of woman

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  11. I love her
    I love her
    I lover her
    I love her
    nana king wa gba
    control jor!
    cari go my sista
    the world is ur oyster
    u r a breath of fresh air
    from all dem razzoid airheads
    ladun keeps feeding us with
    daily (>coughs< toke makinwa)
    Ladun I love dis lady
    pls bring more of her
    let her be ur new addiction
    for ur blog o jare

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  12. She sounds like an amazing woman. I wish her all the best. Ladies, corporate wears doesn't have to be boring, get inspiration here www.raqueldail.blogspot.com

    Gents, promise to serve you your hottt tomorrow.

    You can also share your fashion and style tips. It's on!

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  13. sorry people, it's www.raqueldaily.blogspot.com

    All things fashion and beautiful.

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  14. If our politicians can cook up lies just be voted in what makes onyinye igwe an exception??? After all the lies rochas fed the people of imo state which of them did he carry out??? Tokes first interview was similar ooo but now u guys are already tired of her..... Very soon u guys will starting hating on this one too! Nne m I don see 99 wetin come be 100??? Action speaks louder than voice .,. Onyi stop da jabrata and adopt one no bi for mouth o

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    1. Bimbo Aboderin11 June, 2013 17:55

      16.34, U r nothing but a disgusting HATE filled BEAST! What part of she "adopted a child virtually" did u not understand? U must be a severely damaged human being not to be able to understand the word "virtual". Mentioning the girls name anyhow like u know her from adam. Her name is NANA KING. Get it straight or drop DEAD. FOOL!

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  15. I love her voice on radio

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  16. Some comments tho lol

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  17. http://www.primesoccer.blogspot.com/2013/06/funniest-football-comentator-quotes.html

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  18. http://www.primesoccer.blogspot.com/2013/06/funniest-football-comentator-quotes.html

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  19. Good for you...not such a good deal for the child who has to stay back at the orphanage after playing with 'mummy'. Talk about emotionally confusing the child.

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  20. 40 comments where are the comments Ladun

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    1. @16:13, Roforofo wat is your own? You'r shocked she got positive comments both here and on stellas blog? Deal with it!!!!!! Ori e! Omo ale jati jati! Ko ni ra gba fuen. Abeg pack ya winsh comot for here!!! Oloshi! Nana mavuo, ride on baby girl. We dey ya back. Who God has blessed no man can curse.

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    2. Wow o. U are funny. Cos I asked to read comments you have concluded that I am witch hurting someone. You are cursing someone at the same time talking about God. Please stop judging people alright or making assumptions. Leave it to God.

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  21. Nana king i heard u on radio today.......you are fantadstic. Your voice is so sultry n awesome. Wow

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  22. @ anon 4.04, Nma is that u?

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  23. This woman is using Nana King's name to promote her own agenda. She needs to go back to her real name and not try to use a famous name in Ghana and Nigeria and USA to do it. There is only one NANA KING the entertainer, producer and TV Host of Stars of The Future. He is also a well known musician in USA and GHANA!!! Stop this woman from using the good name of NANA KING!!! See the real NANA KING here... https://www.facebook.com/iamnanaking

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