10 MINUTES WITH UTI NWACHUKWU

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Uti Nwachukwu made his first screen appearance in 2007 during the reality television show, ‘Next Movie Star’, where he emerged the first runner-up. In 2008, the computer science and education graduate from Babcock University entered the ‘Big Brother Africa III’ reality show but was evicted midway through the show. In 2010, he was recalled to the Big Brother house for the ‘Big Brother All Stars’ show and carted away the winning prize of $200,000. Now one of the presenters of the MNET-produced series ‘Jara’, Uti is also working on his musical ambition and has four singles out already.

My First …cartoon hero?

Captain Planet

…childhood dream?

To be a television personality, which I am now, but my target is Hollywood.

…mobile phone?

Motorola T191

…job?

I did modeling for a billboard advert but wasn’t paid until I was already working in the bank.

…salary earned?

It was between N15,000 to N20,000 as a teller in a bank.

…gadget?

A toy plane

…designer item?

A Versace perfume, Take 7

Which is your favorite day of the week?

Saturdays, because it’s usually fun and filled with lots of social events and also I can spend time with my family and friends.

What strikes you most about your job?

The fact that it allows me to have my own life; I can just be me in anyway if I want to.

What’s your secret vice?

I love food, especially meat; all kinds of meat.

Which do you prefer: hot or cold water bath?

Warm in the evening and cold in the afternoon

What can’t you live without right now?

God, because he guides my steps every day.

What’s you most expensive fashion item?

I have a wrist watch that is worth 500 to 700 US dollars

What makes you angry?

I hate dishonest, greedy and ungrateful people. Most especially, I hate people who look me in the face and lie to me.

myTunes

‘Once in My Life’ by Uti Nwachukwu, ‘Pop off Selecta’ by Dipp, ‘Kele Kele Love’ by Tiwa Savage, ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ by Nicole Scherzinger, ‘Liquor Store Blues’ by Bruno Mars featuring Damian Marley

Famous 5 – Favorite Dishes

Starch and banga soup

Native rice and bush meat

Pounded yam and edikaikong soup

Chinese rice with prawn sauce

Fried plantain with omelets

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