Fridays at 20:00 WAT, 21:00 CAT and 22:00 EAT on HONEY (DStv channel 173)
Fridays at 20:00 WAT, 21:00 CAT and 22:00 EAT on HONEY (DStv channel 173)

Nollywood Queens: Meet Grace-Charis

Grace-Charis brings drive and passion to Nollywood Queens. Watch it Fridays at 20:00 WAT, 21:00 CAT and 22:00 EAT on HONEY (DStv channel 173).

Actress and TV presenter Grace-Charis (31), formerly known as Belinda Effah, recently joined a fresh new reality show called Nollywood Queens on HONEY (DStv channel 173). The show follows the lives of five fabulous Nigerian women who are widely known in the world of Nollywood.

She is the winner of several acting awards, including Best New Actress, from among others the AMAA, Bon, GIAMA and the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. She is also an entrepreneur currently running the Grace Charis Bassey Empire, which focuses on fashion and lifestyle.

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1. If you were about to audition in front of your favourite director, how would you describe yourself?

Grace-Charis Bassey is a director’s delight. I usually come to my director well-prepared and having researched the role at hand. I am very flexible. I try to empty myself as an actor so the director can fill me up to become the character in question. I use all my senses in every performance, and this helps me respond to every detail around me, from my fellow actors to my environment, costumes, makeup etcetera. I am an actor with depth and detailing.

2. What’s your favourite social media outlet?


3. What do you think viewers will like about your unique Nollywood brand, and what is that special “je ne sais quois” you’ll be bringing to the show? 

I believe viewers will like my originality, my drive and my passion for the things I am involved in, and my passion for humanity. I am sure the viewers will fall in love with my unpredictable nature as I can easily switch to go with the flow. I can be hot and cold at the same time, and I think that will add an interesting element to my time on the show.

4. Who’s your favourite person on reality TV and do you have a favourite reality TV show?

My fav show is Keeping up with the Kardashians, and my favourites are Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.

5. Which brand or person do you think the world is sleeping on in Nollywood or Nigeria’s entertainment scene, and how do you see them eventually getting big?

Nollywood and Nigeria have a fickle attention span and they don’t stay on one thing for too long. In Nollywood every actor is dispensable and will be slept on if they fail to make their brand relevant. In order to remain relevant and valuable in the entertainment scene, these days a lot more actors are doing comedy skits, glamorous photo shoots, reinventing their bodies and so on.


Watch Nollywood Queens S1 Fridays at 20:00 WAT, 21:00 CAT and 22:00 EAT on HONEY (DStv channel 173).

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