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WITH a whole lot of fun growing up, the Esan native Thelma Okodua was born into a closely knit, God fearing family with so much love and affection. She and her siblings, she says, have always been like friends and this made it all the more fun for her. The Uromi, Edo State-born lady is from a large family. She grew up in the East and Studied Computer Science in the University of Port Harcourt. The actress, who also holds a diploma in theatre arts, and currently features in soap operas such as Family Ties and Spider, tells DAMILOLA ADEKOYA how fashion can be so trendy. Definition of fashion Fashion to me is any prevailing trend. Favourite piece of clothing My favourite piece of clothing is my D&G pair of jeans Style of dressing Simple casual, basically anything I’m most comfortable in Uniqueness of your style Less is more Most cherished moment and why When I had my baby girl because I realised how much God loves me Most cherish possession my wedding ring. Most fashionable or stylish icon(s) My friend Rita Dominic and internationally, Victoria Beckham Turn on Honesty. Turn off Liars What you won’t be caught dead wearing? Iro and Buba Favorite body product(s) Black opal’s body exfoliator Role model(s) My late mother Acting and you Acting is something I’m very passionate about and I love every moment I spend working Latest and next projects My latest project is a TV series, family ties and my next project is a movie shoot in Ghana at the end of d month. Signature scent(s), by who and why? Rose Essentielle by Bvulgari. I Love it because it has an extraordinary scent. What is the essence of your style? Comfort Uniqueness of style Not trying too hard but still look good and confident What is sexy on both men and women? It’s really not about what you wear but how you wear it but I don’t think you can go wrong in a crisp white shirt and blue jeans. What is fashion flop to you? Too much makeup n accessories Fact about your style I try to be as simple as possible Most expensive item (s) My Chopard wristwatch Describe yourself in 3 words Simple, elegant and down to earth Favorite food Afang soup and catfish Favorite colour and why Black, because just like White, u can never go wrong because it’s classy and timeless What do you do at your leisure time Watch movies Favourite spot Swe bar in City Mall, Lagos Hobbies Reading, playing scrabble and traveling If you were given a chance to change something in Nigeria, what will it be? The poor power supply Projection into the future Having my business run itself n being active on d international scene Who would you like to work with in the fashion and music industry? Deola Sagoe & Asa What else do you do, apart from acting and how do you merge the two together. I just got married and had a baby, so my major priority has been taking care of my home but I still do business on d side so when I’m not on set, I’m either doing my business or with my family Who and what inspires you God and my wonderful husband Favourite designers and why In Nigeria, Deola Sagoe, her work is creative and truly beautiful Philosophy of life Live your life one day at a time.
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