Ruby Okezie Delves into Showmax’s Legal Drama ‘Agu’ After ‘Far From Home’ Success

Renowned for her stellar performance in Netflix’s hit series “Far From Home,” Ruby Okezie is set to captivate audiences once more in Showmax’s latest legal-drama offering, “Agu.” Okezie, celebrated for her roles in productions such as “Palava!,” “Glamour Girls,” “Beautiful Liar,” and “The Bait,” is poised to leave her mark yet again on the small screen.

“Agu” promises a riveting six-part narrative, delving into the lives of three central figures: Etim portrayed by Kanayo O. Kanayo, Pius played by Nonso Odogwu, and Victoria portrayed by Ruby Okezie. The plot unfolds around a courtroom drama entangling the trio in a case revolving around the murder of Pius’ close confidant, Jonathan. Joining this ensemble are Mofe Duncan as the suave and egotistical mentor Sola, Tina Mba as the no-nonsense Judge Akorede, and Ireti Doyle as Lola “LS” Lateef Simpson, a senior partner committed to victory by any means necessary. The series also features talents like Linda Ejiofor, Ego Nwosu, Vine Olugu, and ex-Big Brother Titans contestant, Miracle Op.

Set for an exclusive premiere on December 14, 2023, “Agu” forms a part of Showmax’s Nigerian December content lineup, alongside the highly anticipated Season 2 of the telenovela “Wura” and the upcoming original feature film, “School Run.”

In an exclusive interview with BellaNaija, Ruby Okezie candidly discusses her evolution as an actress, divulging insights into her inspirations and her portrayal of Barrister Victoria Ameh in this gripping legal drama.

Reflecting on her diverse career roles as an actress, model, video vixen, content creator, and brand influencer, Okezie unravels her journey. Beginning with her passion for entertainment, she initially ventured into modeling, collaborating with renowned makeup brands like Bibyonce and Haggai & Esther, as well as fashion labels such as The 5K Shop and Toju Foye.

Transitioning to TV commercial modeling, Okezie flourished with renowned brands like Coca-Cola, Mega Growth, La Casera, First Bank, and BOZ diamond jewelry, further establishing her foothold in the industry. Driven by a desire to shift gears towards acting, she ventured into auditions and secured her initial film aired on Africa Magic. Subsequently, Okezie’s appearances in series produced by SceneOne TV in 2019 bolstered her visibility as an actor.

However, feeling somewhat unnoticed in the acting realm, she turned to music video modeling as a vixen, which significantly amplified her recognition, providing a platform to showcase her acting prowess. Determined to break into the industry, Okezie strategically pursued opportunities with specific production companies and directors, eventually landing her breakthrough role in “Far From Home.”

In a nutshell, Okezie’s journey from modeling to acting and presenting has been marked by persistence and versatility. She currently balances a thriving career in acting, modeling, brand influencing, and event hosting, alongside managing a modeling agency. Okezie’s multi-faceted talents continue to shape her impactful presence in the entertainment sphere.

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