Veteran Nollywood actor Zack Orji recently revealed that his role in the popular 1990s film “Glamour Girls” led to his suspension by his pastor.

The suspension followed a controversial nude scene he performed with co-star Eucharia Anunobi.

Orji shared that the scene had a negative impact on his marital life, with many people feeding his wife’s mind with negative stories about him. This pressure culminated in his pastor’s decision to suspend him from the church.

The actor made these revelations during an appearance on the podcast “Nollywood Hardcore: The Legend’s Untold Story,” hosted by Emmanuel Ehumadu, also known as Labista. He recounted how the film, directed by Chika Onukwufor, depicted independent single women navigating Nigeria’s patriarchal society through escorting and prostitution, and the personal fallout he experienced as a result.

Reflecting on the incident, Orji said, “Back then, we were talking about the 90s before the 2000s. I was married, yes.” He confirmed that his wife, also an actress, was influenced by the negative stories circulating about him.

Orji recalled his pastor’s confrontation: “I remember after the movie was released, my pastor invited me and said that he had been receiving too many calls. (He said) How can Zack go and do this kind of thing? He said he called me because he wanted to suspend me. But he wanted to inform me first of all before suspending me.”

While Orji was filming another project in Ikeja GRA, a journalist named Alex from Punch Newspapers approached him to confirm the suspension rumor. Orji responded with surprise, indicating the private nature of his pastor’s decision.

This episode highlights the complex interplay between personal choices, professional roles, and societal expectations that actors often navigate in their careers.



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