Teenage Nollywood actress and gospel singer Uchechi Treasure Okonkowo popularly known as Adakirikiri has said that expectations and poor management is one of the reasons a lot of young talents are falling out in the industry.
Adakirikiri said that once you are on the screen people expect too much from you and they also write a lot of things that are not true because they can.
“I am grateful to my family and management who has shielded me from a lot of things, I am coming to appreciate some of these things”
“Sometimes you wake up and see you have bought a car of 200 million Naira when there is actually nothing like that. These things have their own way of mounting pressure on child-stars because you start wanting those things instead of focusing on your development”, she said.
She said that an amazing management team has handled her growth and she owes her family everything she is today.
The youngster, who is also behind a number gospel songs, has shared the spotlight with some of the biggest names in Nollywood, adding that working with them gave her life more meaning.
“They always treat me nicely with good words that encourage me. Some tell me how not to make the same mistakes they made and these things I cannot take for granted”
“I have worked with Ruth Kadiri, Mike Ezuruonye, Jackie Appiah, Mummy Patience Ozokwo, Walter Anga, Destiny Etiko and the list keeps going”
“It always takes collective effort to build a star because while I am mentioning the words of the stars, you cannot take away the efforts of the directors who ensure I get things right on set, I am just so happy with the wonderful people around me”
“I just want to keep developing while staying focused to complete my education as well as achieve other things I have in my heart”, she said.