Actor and dancer, Cherry Ozoalor,”I am made of steel, I believe in my art and what I have to offer to the world. This is the means I have to express myself. I receive a lot of backlash all the time; I understand that some people don’t understand but it doesn’t bother me.
“My selling point is my bust; I’ve tried other ‘selling points’ but they did not work. I tried to be funny at some point, but I only got a few number of views. I tried poetry for over a year and still had few followers. Now, when I post some of my old poems, people are always amazed at them. When I was posting them back then, nobody gave a damn about them. My poetry and raps are gaining more traction.
“I thought deeply about how to engage my audience and I thought to myself that people who shake their bum (twerk) get a lot of views and that was why I decided to use my boobs to dance and I called it ‘bresking’. The first video I uploaded went viral and that was how I gained a lot of audience and they started noticing my poetry. I realised it worked. I didn’t do it against my will; I just discovered what works for me. This is me, and I am okay.
“I have always been creative. As a secondary student, I was the leader of a dance group. I used to compose poems just like my father. I have an alter ego, I am shy in reality but when I am in front of the camera, my other personality performs. I am doing entertainment for now but I won’t throw away my knowledge of dentistry. My siblings are aware of what I do and they know it is a form of publicity for my art. They understand me,” she told Saturday Beats.
“If a man comes to me today and tells me to stop what I do, I’d ask him if he wants to marry me or an idea of me. Creativity is dynamic; if I discover something more interesting tomorrow, I would do it. It is all about creativity,” she said