Liberian-born Washington DC-based Nollywood actress, Jojo Charry, set the internet on fire recently with her daring nude birthday pictures. However, while some viewed it with admiration, others disdained it. The beautiful diva explains the photo-shoot, her encounter with lesbians, plans for the future, Nollywood and lots more to Tosin Clegg
I was born in Liberia but grew up in Ghana
Eighteen years ago, I moved to Wahington DC, USA. Then some years back, Desmond Elliott introduced me into the movie industry. He was the first producer that gave me a movie role. It was a Nigerian movie, but it was shot in the United States, so he got me involved. It was called The Trap. I did about four movies in the States with Desmond. Then, when I came down to Nigeria, I shot with Debby. The movie was entitled: Friends Or Foes. I also did Emeka The Lalala with Chigozie Atuanya. We shot some parts in Houston and came down to Nigeria to shoot the remaining part.
I’m still learning the craft
I’m not so good enough to venture into movie production. It would take a little while. Maybe someday in future, but for now, not at all.
I have always thought of doing a nude photo-shoot for a long time
When I was younger, I felt like my body was too sexy and it scares me then. I was ashamed of my body, it was too grown. Now that I’m older, I saw that it was like a trend, everybody craves to have a sexy body. People are paying, some going under the knife to have my kind of body, so why am I covering myself? I had to embrace myself. Like, this is who I am; the body is not going anywhere. It is going to be mine forever. So, the last time I came to Nigeria, I was like, let me do a nude photo-shoot. I love my body just like I love myself. So, I wanted the world to see what I have in me. However, it’s not like I was totally nude, because I wasn’t showing anything. But Nigerians are taking the matter too seriously. I’m not mad at them; I am just enjoying it all. I don’t care. People must talk, complain, regardless of what you do or didn’t do. That’s the kind of world we live in! I just do whatever makes me happy.
My boyfriend is very supportive of everything that I do
As long as it makes me happy and comfortable. He made sure I was ready for the tongue lashing before I posted those photos. He should have been there, but he couldn’t make it. We actually came down to Nigeria together but he had to go back to the States during the shoot for something urgent.
About the nude photoshoot
Swanky asked me all over if I was ready for such a daring shoot, I told him I was, and then we went into action. I was not shy or uncomfortable at all, because it was all professional. It wasn’t a sex scene or something of such, just a nude photo session. They all did their works professionally. I was very confident!
I eat a whole lot but healthy
I also wear Waist Trainers. I have my own Waist Trainer line coming out soon. In two weeks, we will launch it. It’s for women that want a sexy body and a slim waist. My body is too sexy they can’t resist. I got wooed by all kinds of women all the time.
I was offered $10,000 to join an Orgy party
It is a one-night party full of beautiful women that will have moments of really intense sex!
I love Nigerian guys because they are hustlers
They are also very cool people. I love their confidence. They always want to represent their country. They are a fun and very lovely set of people. Well, I still want to keep my relationship private because I don’t want people getting into my business. I can’t tell you where he is from; that’s my little secret.
What got me attracted to my boyfriend
A whole lot. He is proud of me. He is very calm not a show off like me. He is very caring and loving and quite business minded too. Sometimes, he doesn’t give me enough attention and I always complain, but I just try to understand.
Plans on getting married
Of course, if the good Lord says so. In every relationship, that’s what every girl hopes for, likewise me. I don’t mind getting married to him, because I love him so dearly.
I don’t believe in having a child out of wedlock
But, if I get older and haven’t found the right guy, I might consider that. Or maybe I get pregnant and we both decide to keep it, then it’s fine. The good Lord will bless us. Being a baby mama, all depends on the circumstances I find myself in.
Not scared of losing my body after childbirth
That’s where the beauty spa and Waist Trainer come in. I’m not scared at all. I have to try everything possible to maintain my sexy body because I don’t want my husband to go anywhere else. He met and married me looking all hot and sexy, I must strive to maintain that look for him.
I plan to have a different marriage
My prayer is that whoever I’m getting married to, we will have a very good understanding. I’ll never give my husband any reason to think about divorce.
Whatever issue we have, would be resolved within us, no third party. We should not forget the reason why we fell in love. Honestly, divorce is not a good feeling and I don’t wish that for myself.
Aside from acting, I work
Yes, I have a 9 – 5 job to pay my bills. I actually work for my aunt as one of her directors. She understands my acting job too, so whenever I have a script, I get her permission, then I go for it.
My mum and dad are very supportive
They made sure we follow our dreams, as long as you are making enough money to sustain yourself and to also take good care of your children when they start coming. I’m the seventh child in my family.
My father has nine children, but from my mum, I’m the only child.
Growing up in a polygamous family
When we were in Ghana, it was all good. We didn’t leave together as one big family. We have always lived separately. We are planning to have a family get-together this year.
Projections for the future
I want to get married within the next two years, with kids, living in my mansion. Be a successful businesswoman; a CEO and happy too.