Nollywood actor, Benson Okonkwo, is not a new person in the Nigerian entertainment industry as he has been attributed to various controversies in the industry which he has over time, denied whatever speculations attributed to him.
The actor in an interview with punch newspaper, revealed that acting has not taken away his modelling career as he still does full time commercial modelling and not the runway type.
“I am a full time commercial model, not a runway model. I have done a lot of modelling jobs till date. I have modelled for Zain, Wema Bank, Nestle Plc, Orange Drugs and Gold Circle. My images have appeared on billboards, in TV commercials and many others,” he says.
Benson recalling his entrance into acting, stated that his mum actually advised him to embrace film acting, revealing that when he was still in secondary school, he did a bit of acting. “Being a Roman Catholic, I always acted the role of Jesus Christ during every Station of the Cross event that took place in my church on Good Friday.” http://www.nigeriafilms.com/news/30029/7/my-dad-advised-me-to-smoke-cigarette-not-marijuana.html