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Bukky Wright Returns To Movie Screen, Gives Reason For Her Exit

Veteran Nollywood actress, Bukky Wright has finally opened up on the reasons behind her temporary departure from the movie spotlight and her decision to return to the big screen.

Speaking in a recent interview with Nigerian Tribune, Bukky Wright revealed that she had to quit the film business to devote more time to raising her children, who needed her attention and care.

Wright who expressed her satisfaction with her decision said during her time away from the film industry, Wright pursued a new passion, becoming a certified cyber security analyst in the US.

She said “I just felt like doing something else for myself. I decided to go back to school and put my hands into something else. I’m happy I did. Now, I can boast that I’m a cyber security analyst.”


“I’m certified in information security in the US. It felt good to at least try something out and go out of my comfort zone. I’ve always been somebody who would always go out of her comfort zone. I don’t believe in impossibilities.
“At the time that I left, I had to leave because my children needed me more. I’m a mother and I would always say that I live for my children. My children needed me and I had to be at their beck call.
“You know there is always a time in the life of a mother that your children need you the most. And when they need you the most, you have to show up for them.
“That was what I did, and I did not want to waste that time doing nothing, career-wise. So, I challenged myself. I challenged my children as well. Sometimes they’re like, ‘Mommy, do you want to be a professor or what?’”
Speaking on why she’s returned to the industry, Bukky Wright said:
“I feel there’s still something in me to give to the entertainment industry in Nigeria. It actually hits to the core of my fans anytime I post anything on Instagram, they’ll be like, ‘
“You need to come back’. My sons also kept encouraging me, they said, ‘It’s time you go back again and do something in the movie industry in Nigeria.’ Right now, I’m here for Nora Awolowo. She brought me in for ‘Red Circle’.
“It feels really good and I’m so happy about the warm welcome from everybody. I’m happy to be back. Did I miss the industry? Yes, I did.”

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