Nollywood UK is not mainly for Nigerian actors, it comprises of many talented nationals. Mycelebrityandi.com had a one on one chat with the talented Zimbabwean actress and host, Pam Sahanga aka Pam Pam, where she opened up on her career as an actress, movie production and being a professional nurse.
Tell us about yourself and where you’re from?
My name is Pam Sahanga and I am an actress. I am Zimbabwean. I spent my formative years in Harare, Zimbabwe and I grew up in England.
When and how do you come about acting?
I was approached by movie director Yinka Idowu at a movie premier in London. He asked me if I was an actress and as a joke my response was “Yes, I can be.” We became good friends and he pointed me in the right direction for auditions and film roles. The rest sort of just happened.
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I’m writing a script which will hopefully be made into a 3-part series and filmed in Africa. I am also under the mentorship of Director Tatenda Jamera at Jam-Era Creations, learning the ins and outs of Film Producing.
Aside acting, what else do you do?
I am a final year Nursing Student. I have taken a few months out of acting to concentrate on my studies but I can’t wait to get back in front of the camera. I miss it.
What you will never wear or use?
I would never wear anything that offends or insults another religion or race. I would also never wear a Liverpool Jersey (sorry Liverpool fans ) I’m a Man U fan, and I would never use any bleaching or lightening products on my skin.
A lot of entertainers are posing nude lately, Can you pose nude?
There are a lot of things I said I would never do 10 years ago but I find myself doing them today, so you never know. .
Most embarrassing moment?
I can’t really think of one moment but I struggle when people give me compliments, especially when there’s an audience. It’s a combination of being shy and slightly embarrassed.
Your take on abuse and molestation?
It is a largely hidden crime, especially in the African community and I feel we need to speak out more about it to give victims the courage to report and expose the abusers.
Coping with advances from Male fans?
God loves a trier but I’m not God.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I hope to be happy and surrounded by the same friends and family I have today. A very healthy bank balance would be a bonus.