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URU EKE -NOLLYWOOD'S UK BEST.

By Nigeriafilms-London correspondence

Uru Eke, a UK based actress, set her heart on making it in the tough world of acting, with a dream of following in the footsteps of people she truly admire - Julia Roberts, Bimbo Akintola, Sanaa Lathan to mention a few.

She started her acting career by featuring in a UK film titled 'Ebony' in 2005 starring alongside Jym Iyke and Judy Shekoni (of Eastenders), story written and screen-played by Titi Jacobs, popularly known as LadyTJ. She also featured as lead roles in two films titled Dilemma and Reunion in the UK.

After that, the sky became the limit for Uru who then invited to Nigeria and starred in Tchidi Chikere's 'Widow's Men' in 2007 where she had the pleasure of working with Pete Edochie and Jim Iyke once again. That same year, she acted alongside Kennethe Okonkwo and Olu Jacobs in African Soldier and the Return of Ogidi.

For someone who had acted abroad with all its luxury, Uru described her experience about the movie world in African Soldier as the “boot camp” of film making as she says “staying focused was tough at times as filming was in the very remote parts of Enugu with no running water and electricity.

In 2008, she was also invited to star in a non-dialogue based docu-film called the 'The Gift' based on HIV, and the story surrounding Preventing Mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and her co-stars were Norbert and Gloria Young. The film premier takes place this Thursday at the Tricorp Studios in Abuja.

She is an active member of the association of Multinational Performing Artistes (AMPA) who are currently going into production on a soap opera titled In Da Salon. She is obviousy palying a mjor role.