For a while now, there have been reports that Nollywood’s fantastic four, Ufoma McDermott, Omoni Oboli, Uche Jombo, and Chioma Akpotha, have been having disagreements.
However, one of them, Ufoma McDermott has said even if several Nollywood friendships do suffer tough times, her relationship with her colleagues, Omoni Oboli, Uche Jombo, and Chioma Akpotha has lasted for a long time.
In a recent interview with Sunday Scoop, her words, “What we feel for each other is care and love. If you love someone, you look out for them. I don’t know if I have ever sat back and drawn a plan, saying this person is going to be my friend. It just happens; your spirit just flows with certain kinds of people. You allow them into your inner circle. It is something that just happens, it is not planned.”
We are happy for them.
Ufuoma Stacey McDermott, born 23 April 1981) is a Nigerian film-maker, actor and former model.
Ejenobor was born in Benin City to Nigerian parents who hail from Delta State in Nigeria. She moved a lot – from Benin City to Jos, where she spent the better part of her toddler years, and later to Lagos, where she has lived for the greater part of her life and still resides till date. At the age of seven, her father coined a pet name for her: ISIO (which means “star” in Urhobo). She was so named after the star actress of the TELEFEST programme put together by NTA Benin, The Pot of Life.
Ejenobor got married on 23 April 2010 to Steven McDermott. She officially changed her name to Ufuoma McDermott on 23 May 2014 at a Lagos high court.
She went through Alama Private School Jos, Plateau state, Tunwase Nursery and primary school Ikeja, Lagos and finally Molly International Nursery and primary Ajao Estate for her nursery and primary education. She then attended Federal Government College, Odogbolu, Ogun State for her secondary education.
She started a career in entertainment with modelling in 2000 as a photographic model and later moved on to the runway and beauty pageants.
In July 2019, McDermott put together a live-theater experience at the Eko Hotel and Towers in Lagos, tagged “The USM Show with Ufuoma McDermott”. The event was a potpourri of live music, dance performances and a debut of her stage production “The Magic of a Dream”.
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