Chinenye Okwudili Balogun may not be known to many but her accomplishments speak volume as a lady with the Midas touch and an individual blessed to make a difference in her world. Imagine at a tender age in 2005, she emerged as the Teenager of the Year with her novel titled, LONELY HEART. While in the High School she was adjudged the best actress in all drama competitions and at that time she had established a drama club, the STARS. unnamedNot too long after her secondary education, she began to feature in big television dramas and soap operas. Even as a married woman, Neye, as she is fondly called has continued to do what she knows how to do best. She sits atop a production company called TFC Productions based in Orlando, Florida, USA. The company is now set to storm the Nollywood with a world class movie, ‘All the Right Reasons’ in April. According to the budding actress cum producer, ‘My journey into the creative industry started from my early years in life when I was seven years old. Then, I would gather my siblings and tell them folklores, most of which I created. Soon, it grew to including other children in the neighbourhood to hear my stories. As I got into the high school, from my JSS 1, I began to write and compile my stories and distribute them to classmates and friends who cared to read. I wrote numerous poems while in school and won several awards. I was a very active member in the drama department and ultimately represented the school in various competitions. I graduated from the high school winning awards as the best actress. While in SSS2, I wrote a novel titled ‘Lonely Hearts,’ the novel got me the ’Teenager of The Year 2005’ award, organized by the Teens Resource Centre in Lagos state. I can recall that was published in major Nigerian newspapers. Later, I moved from school and club dramas to my first TV soap, ‘Arrested Intelligence.’” Chinenye, who hails from of Ideato North local Government in Imo state was born in Jos but spent the better part of her childhood in Lagos with her parent said while in the University of Jos studying Law, she featured in her first big screen film, SITANDA sponsored by Amstel Box Office. ‘’ Combining all I was doing with my academics wasn’t easy, I remember shooting the Soap Opera Tinsel while I was writing my 400 Level Law exams. bI would write a paper in the morning, catch the next bus to Lagos in the afternoon, do my scenes for the day, and get on the next bus back to Ibadan while reading for my examinations. I was fulfilling my dreams, making a living for myself and ultimately keeping up a high GPA’ she enthused. While in school I met my husband when he came to visit one of the students he assisted, he tried to give me a ride with his flashy Mercedes Benz G55 AMG, but I refused his allures, he parked his jeep and started walking with me from the school gate all the way to my department which is quite a long distance. Little did I know he was soon to become the father of my beautiful princess. After my tertiary education, I relocated to join my husband in the US, where I decided to further my studies in Keiser University Florida and then went ahead to open a film production company, TFC PRODUCTIONS LIMITED, which was incorporated in July 2015 in Orlando, Florida, and recently completed the production of my first film “All the Right Reasons,” which would be hitting the cinemas soon.

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