Entertainment of 2014-01-21

Chichi Neblett chooses career over marriage

Ghanaian actress Chichi Neblett has told NEWS-ONE that though marriage means a lot to women, she would not hesitate to choose acting if she is pushed to make an option between marriage and her acting career.

Chichi is a mother of one and has been in Ghana’s movie industry for the past nine years. She was formerly married to actor and producer, Roger Quartey, but the marriage hit the rocks after Roger was alleged to have married another woman.

“Well I can't say yes, and I can't say no either. As a woman you will always need a husband to make a family. So I can't say I will choose my career over marriage and I can't say either that I will leave my career for a man too, because no man wants a liability as a wife.

“My career is very important to me. The so-called husband can leave you at anytime. But with you career, once you put in your all, and making your ends meet, even if he leaves you, you can stand on your feet because you were not so much of a waste product. But trust u me, I think both of them are very important. So it’s hard to choose one. But, if I am pushed to choose one, I will choose my career,” she explained.

Chichi Neblett, also a beauty therapist, is a Liberian born Ghanaian actress of an enviable talent. She has featured in several Ghanaian films but became popular after featuring in ‘Chasing Hope’, a film by AA Productions.

She is also well known for her roles in Venus Film’s 2011 production, ‘Reason To Kill’ and other films like ‘Mummy’s Daughter’, ‘4Play’, ‘Who Loves Me’, ‘Kiss My Tears’, ‘Hot Romance’, ‘Death After Birth’ etc.

In 2012 she was casted for ‘The Peeps,’ a TV series directed by Shirley Frimpong-Manso and other award-winning local soap operas.

The beautiful actress started acting long ago but made it official in 2005 when she had the opportunity to feature in AA Production’s ‘Puncher Hole’.

She went off the scene in 2007 to have her baby, Harold Quartey. She started early life in Liberia, but she had to travel to Ivory Coast at a tender age during the war in her country.

Chichi returned home in 1999 and later decided to come to Ghana in 2003 to pursue her dreams. She waited two years upon her arrival to enter Ghana's movie industry.