Q. Tell us about yourself.
A. First and foremost, thank you for having me. My name is Eze Ogaranya but am fondly called Kingrich Ogaranya. I am a Nigerian Actor from Abia State, I am a graduate with a diploma in Architecture, a career minded person, God fearing, energetic, enthusiastic, and a hard-working man.
Q. When did you start acting and why?
A. I started acting in 2012, due to the love and passion I have for the art. Then I was doing my industrial training at Nigerian Communications commission (NCC) in Abuja after which I took a long break to complete my studies. Before the break I auditioned and was featured in a movie titled "PAPEL'S BLUE FLAMES" where I acted alongside admirable Omoni Oboli, Thelma Okoduwa Ojiji, Sani Danja etc. I also played a lead role for a Homevida short film titled “TO SERVE WITH ALL OUR STRENGTH".
Q. Who are your mentors in the movie industry?
A. Sincerely speaking I have a lot of mentors. The likes of Ramsey Noah, Leonardo Dicaprio, Majid Michel, Al pacino, Jeremy Irons, Genevieve Nnaji, Caroline King etc hahaha like I said the list is long.
Q. What impact do you think you can make in the industry?
A. I see the industry as a whole body, and actors as the body parts; like hands, feet, eyes etc. So you see no matter how small a body part is, without it, the body is incomplete. And in answer to your question, I know by God's grace my presence would contribute to the growth of the industry.
Q. What do you think are the major challenges in Nollywood industry?
A. Poor funding in most cases, piracy, lack of adequate training etc. Regardless, the industry is a growing one and is bound to face challenges.
Q. Where do you think you will be in 3 years from now?
A. Three years from now, Hahahaha, that's a serious one. Truthfully speaking as humans we cannot be too certain of tomorrow. And just like many, I have goals and believe that by God's grace I will continue to learn and increase my experiences, that in three years I will be in a respectable position where the industry sees me as a valuable asset and at the same time I want to grow with the industry. But most importantly, I see myself happy with what I am doing.
Q. How can actors, directors and fans reach you?
A. I like this part! Hahahaha. You could contact me through the following means; EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org, FACEBOOK: Kingrich Ogaranya, TWITTER: @Kingrichonline, INSTAGRAM: @Kingrichonline.
Q. Any last words to your fans and family out there?
A. Just before that, thank you so much for having me as I am greatly honoured. I will then like to say a big thank you for the love, tolerance, and support I have received. You guys are the best and I pray for your success just as you pray for mine.