Actress Meg Otanwa is fast becoming one of the leading female thespians in the Nigerian movie industry.
Otanwa holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from TIME Universite Tunis, Tunisia, and an MBA from Universite Jean Moulin, Lyon, France.
She worked for several years at the African Development Bank in Tunis, Tunisia, before returning to Nigeria to pursue her passion as an actress.
I love fashion and style, I like good colour combinations, I like to change my wardrobe as often as I can. My make-over is usually light and mature to match every occasion
Why then did she leave her job at the African Development Bank for acting? The Benue State indigene says acting is something she has always been passionate about.
She says, “It got to a point, where I felt I wanted to move on to something else. I didn’t look back, I just took the leap and I have not had any regrets for one day.
“I love accepting new challenges, more tasking roles and putting my all into my work. I would say I was able to surmount my challenges by working hard. My career is not about the money, but rather about doing what I love to do with passion. Everything else is falling into place gradually.”
Narrating her childhood experience, she says growing up was a lot of fun.
“I am from a large family, so there was never a dull moment growing up. It helped me a lot in my versatility in languages and my ability to relate the roles I am given more conveniently, as I have been able to relate with a lot of people from different cultures, characters and upbringing,” she says.
On her fashion preferences, she says, “I love fashion and style, I like good colour combinations, I like to change my wardrobe as often as I can. My make-over is usually light and mature to match every occasion.
“Every woman should crave to look good, elegance is synonymous with women.”