Chico Ejiro and wife Joy
Chico Ejiro is one of the pioneer filmmakers in Nigeria. With a family background which boasts television production moguls, it’s no surprise that the Ejiros are still a formidable part of Nollywood. Chico and Joy got married in 1998 but not much is known about their marriage. What has kept it going in an industry, where divorce rate rises daily? The couple speaks…When did you get married?
Joy: We got married on May 16, 1998.Were there obstacles?
Joy: No.Being a renowned producer/director with many actresses to make a choice from as a bachelor, how come you ended up marrying one who is not an actress?
Chico: Life is about choices. I met someone I love, someone who understands me and someone who pushes me always to work hard. She is so domesticated, hard-working and takes good care of me.What was the attraction to Joy? Are both of you from the same state?
Chico: Apart from her height, her figure and good looks, she has a good character, she is so organised, most especially, her managerial skill. Fortunately, we are from the same state— Delta.Joy, what attracted you to a film guru? Were you not afraid of other actresses snatching him?
Joy: When I met Chico in June 1994, I knew he was a film-maker, he told me he was working as a director in the T.V soap Mega Fortunes. Well, it was very popular, so were the Ejiro brothers. When I agreed to date him, I wasn’t bothered about anybody snatching him. I believed he had made up his mind to be with me. Truly, I don’t believe any woman can snatch a man from a woman without his consent. He chose to be with me and that settled it.Well, it’s generally rumoured that Joy is referred to as Thatcher. She is said to be tough on actresses where her husband is concerned. How true is this? Were you afraid and resorted to being tough?
Joy: Chico is a very quiet man. In his kind of profession, alot of people would want to capitalise on his nature. As his wife, this makes me angry. People definitely read another meaning to my actions. Fear? Never! Not with Chico! I’ve never thought of anybody snatching him because we are like very close siblings—we have a strong bond. I believe nobody can come between us. Our relationship was and still is very ‘tight’. He’s my confidant, we talk alot, there’s nothing happening around me that he doesn’t know. In fact, if you don’t want Chico to know anything, don’t bother telling me because I’d tell him. He’s the first person I call when I need to get anything done or when I have issues with anybody. People who see me as Thatcher are getting it wrong. When they see you trying so hard to build a home, career or business with strict measures, they tag you as wicked, bad and use all sorts of negative adjectives to describe your person. They have forgotten the fact that it’s your life and future you are trying so hard to put together. I’m very happy now, looking back I have no regrets.Both of you must have had some nasty experiences in your over 14 years of being together. Can you recall any?
Chico: I remember vividly an incident when we were shooting a film in Festac in 2001. Then, armed robbers came and took the camera we hired to shoot and we had to pay for it! The camera was worth over N1m then. Luckily, we were able to pay and bought our own.
Joy: Then, I was working with him on set. I still do now, despite the fact that I run my fashion outfit. I still read the script and help in corrections. I’m Chico’s biggest critic and we always discuss, plan or even draw up cast together before any production. There was a time I was providing costumes on location. That day in Festac, Lagos, it was a terrible experience for us but God stepped in.Joy, how do you combine your clothing and accessory store with the home front?
Joy: God has been my help and I have a husband who is like a buddy to me. For any woman to succeed in whatever she does, she must be on that level with her husband. He must be your best friend. There must be an understanding, perseverance and tolerance. Whenever I travel to stock my shop, he stays behind and vice versa. I am so finicky about a home looking neat and organised, so I get as many domestic help as I can afford. Moreover, I have either my mother or mother-in-law staying with my kids whenever we travel togetherDo you quarrel?
Joy: (laughing) we quarrel and argue regularly, but the fact that we are best friends settles the quarrel fast! It doesn’t last because we always have something to talk about. If we have a quarrel this minute, you see us chatting the next minute as if nothing happened. Click the link below to go to...Footballer Obafemi Martins Acquires Nmulti-million House in VGCCHINEDU IKEDIEZE (AKI) MULTI MILLION NAIRA MANSION NEARS COMPLETION+BUYS HONDA ACCORD FOR WIFEHome Destroyers: Nollywood Actresses Who Have Ruined Other People’s Marriages [PICTURES] CHRIS ATTOH AND YVONNE NELSON… IN SECRET WEDDING?Genevieve Lands Another Landmark**Joins D'Banj As Verified Twitter Account UsersOmotola Ekeinde Jalade, Ramsey Nouah Lead Others For NMA Today
Blue Way | 6/10/2012 4:38:22 AM
It is the man in question that must have allowed himself to be snatched ...... Reply this thread
Taiwo Idowu NY. | 6/10/2012 1:38:35 PM |
You are correct.Any man that say the other woman made him do it,is a punk and weak minded.He is either trying to evaporate from his marriage,or tired alltogether,this is his chance.It is called Copout.Blaming the whole world except himself.Sooner or later,the new woman will be the other woman chikena.
Lalaland | 6/11/2012 4:18:44 AM |
We all know chico fhucks those useless wanna be actresses and you joy turn a blind eye as long as he does not leave ya fat arse! The arrangement works well for the both of you so dont come here and act like it is only your pussie your hubby has fhucked since you got married cos that is a big fhucking lie!!! Mtchew!!
cover ur shameless mouth | 6/12/2012 6:08:26 AM |
stella dimoko korkus,shame never still catch u,after all ur gossip and even nakedly beggin to be f**ked,u still have d mouth to interfere in dis marriage,ur a true b*****d,look at ur picture in Steph's weddin,u look like a gorilla,i***t,u have f**ked all d low lives in germany,u i***t,as u hav destroyed d unfortunate white f**l dat married u,shameless old f**ked up cow,make we see ur broken leg 4 lagos,u disable dirty smelly b***h.
SHE IS TALKING ABOUT SNATCHING | 6/14/2012 3:45:44 PM |
SHE SAID A MAN CANNOT ABANDON HIS HOME UNLESS HE WANTS TO...NOT BECAUSE ANOTHER WOMAN MADE HIM TO.
I AGREE WITH HER ON THAT ONE.
IF A MAN LEAVES WIFE 1 FOR CANDIDATE 2, IT IS BECAUSE HE PREFERS CANDIDATE 2 OVER WIFE 1, AND NOT BECAUSE CANDIDATE 2 SNACHED HIM AWAY!
AFTERALL THE SAME MAN MAY HAVE HAD 10 GIRLFRIENDS BEFORE CANDIDATE 2, WHY DID HE NOT LEAVE WITH THEM?
HE LEAVES HIS FAMILY BECAUSE HE IS GOOD AND READY [AND VERY VERY SELFISH]!!!
UNILAGOLODO | 6/10/2012 8:09:49 AM
Ur deceivin urself kuz 90% of noliwood directors/producers lay down wit upcomin actress....but thankgod his doin it codedly......if tonto dikeh open fresh p***y for chico ejiro him no go yansh her? Reply this thread
UNILAGOLODO | 6/10/2012 8:10:27 AM
Ur deceivin urself kuz 90% of noliwood directors/producers lay down wit upcomin actress....but thankgod his doin it codedly......if tonto dikeh open fresh pussssy for chico ejiro him no go yanssh her? Reply this thread
taiwo Idowu NY. | 6/10/2012 1:30:15 PM |
What have Tonto Dikeh have to do with this?.As much as i don't really care for her personally,she is a great actress.Pls next time,stick to the subject okay?.Is that why your name is Olodo(Dumb)in yoruba language?.
Ng | 6/10/2012 8:30:04 AM
A beg don't boast O. It's only God one can trust. Any human being can spring up surprises. Just trust God and enjoy your marriage. Reply this thread
Teema | 6/10/2012 11:04:51 AM
Yea ng it true talk dnt boast cos men ar nt wat 2 boast on,cos any he wil suprise u,u wil look 4 tears u wunt c.jst pray 4 evalastin marid. Reply this thread
CHIMA OBIOMA MADUAKO | 6/10/2012 1:37:38 PM
HOW NOW , CHICO AND JOY? THIS IS CHIMA [OKOSAGAH]. I NO BE 'OKOSAGAH' AGAIN O!
QUITE A WHILE NOW , HUH?
THIS THE FIRST TIME THAT I AM SEEING YOU GUYS ON ANY INTERVIEW FROM NIGERIA.
THIS IS A 'SHOUT OUT"!
ANYTIME THAT YOU GUYS ARE IN TOWN , IN THE U.S.A., DON'T FAIL TO GET IN TOUCH.
MY WEBSITES ARE CHIMAMADUAKO.ORG AND SURVIVORMOC.WEBS.COM. JUST EMAIL ME AT SURVIVORMOC@NETZERO.NET.
IT WILL BE GOOD TO READ FROM YOU GUYS.
CIAO! Reply this thread
Mama ejima | 6/10/2012 2:54:23 PM |
I remember you from movies way back in the days. That was when Nollywood produced movies with a story line and had talent. You were very good in the few movies you featured in.
I guess you got married and left the country, good for you. My regards to your family.
lea | 6/10/2012 1:40:04 PM
Why should she not say how she feel about her husband?she trust him and believes in their marriage..she sure is doing something right for it to last this long.It is true,no matter who throws themslves at a man,if he doesnt want to do it,you cant make him and if he doesnt want to leave his wife no woman can make hin either so please..sweetie whish you and your family all the best.May your marriage continue to bring you both joy,happiness,peace and love.no one will ever come between you and your hubby.Together forever.amen Reply this thread
Taiwo Idowu NY. | 6/10/2012 1:48:16 PM
What do you mean snatch?.Are we talking about a grown man here?.No one is snatching anything from anyone.He is just moving on,damn the consequence.He will be back begging to be taken back.Guess what,instead of the woman to say Hasta La Vista baby,it will be i be back.Back he will because she will take him back.Statistics have shown that 90% of the women always take back their men regardless of the situation.What is this man chances of coming back?.You do the maths. Reply this thread
EZE | 6/11/2012 3:06:18 AM
STOP LYING JOY, CHICO IS A 100% WOMANISER AND U KNOW IT. U R JUST BRAGGING COZ I LEARNT YR MARRIAGE IS SHAKY, WATCH OUT, U R BEHAVING EXACTLY LIKE DORIS SIMEON AND SOPHIA. THEY WERE JUST BRAGGING LIKE YOU AND WHAT HAPPENED AT THE END. MARRIAGE CRUMBLING, SO U R NEXT MY DEAR. ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD. Reply this thread
Samegirl | 6/11/2012 5:39:41 AM
Madam i like your spirit since you so much believe in your hubby but mind you, some ladies do not go with an empty hands, that is they use juju through their pusssies while some ladies pusssies na helele. They are as sharp as razor that turn a man into vegetables please do not boast rather it's the lords doing that he is still with you cos you are not better than those that are no longer with their husbands. Reply this thread
Facts | 6/11/2012 7:19:54 AM
So when Zeb Ejiro was f*****g Omotola then his wife also turned blind eyes. Reply this thread
leave her alone | 6/12/2012 8:26:46 AM
u'r right madam. May God continue to bless nd harmonise ur marriage Reply this thread
leave her alone | 6/12/2012 8:27:00 AM
u'r right madam. May God continue to bless nd harmonise ur marriage Reply this thread
karo | 8/6/2012 4:25:40 AM
na y una just dey drink panadol for another person headache, no be person were want make they y***h ehm go open her legs wide open, are u suppose to blame the man when na watin almost all our female superstars/actresses use reach there, most of our ladies are very cheap and useless. no need to call names we know all of them....nonsense industry Reply this thread