Gideon Okeke has narrated the struggles that shaped his acting career. 


In an Instagram post, Okeke said his adversities in the film industry have helped him grow and become stronger as an actor.

The film star revealed that he was blacklisted by a certain movie company for five years “for setting a standard for himself”.

The 40-year-old also expressed gratitude for his perseverance and faith in God through the challenges.


“Adversity is good. I thank God for everything I had to go through to get back here. In the centre of my spot,” he wrote.

“I am thankful for being blacklisted by a certain movie company. 5 years it took, not 1 film I made.
Ntooor! Good for me.

“My crime? I dared to set a standard for myself. SMH. I am thankful for my practiced faith in God and myself. I am thankful that my (then) adversaries, know how to recite the words of Psalm 23.


“I am thankful for adversity because through the fire, Now I shine like a diamond. Adversity. It is gonna make you roar like a lion, just so you can be the lamb, that you truly are.

“The Lord is my shepherd. And I have never lacked. You will never miss me again. Somebody said I fell off. But I am still thankful I did, JOE.”


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In 2020, Okeke narrated how an unnamed woman threatened to frustrate his acting career.

He also called on Nigerians to boycott Nollywood movies and TV shows, alleging ill-treatment of actors in the industry.


In 2022, the actor said the work condition in Nollywood is “gruesomely slave-like”.

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