Veteran actress Clarion Chukwurah is a household name among Nollywood stars.
Clarion recently featured in a movie, titled ‘Apaye‘ (A Mother’s Love) produced by Emem Isong, founder of Royal Arts Academy and she reportedly got paid N10million for her role, which gave her the opportunity to become the highest paid actress in Nollywood in a particular epoch.
Clarion who played the role of Yepayeye, during the movie premiere said most challenging role that she has ever played, as she had to live the character of a woman who died less than six months to her production and was still fresh in people’s minds.
Apaye is a true life story on the life of a spectacular woman, (Dame Patience Jonathan’s late foster mother), who against all odds, fearlessly and uncompromisingly battled her way to success.
According to report, Apaye is the most expensive and highest budget film in Nollywood so far. As gathered, the star Akwa-Ibom born filmmaker, Ms Isong was commissioned with the sum of N55million to produce the movie. This is because, Apaye is an outstanding film that tells the story of a woman who touched many people’s lives, despite making wrong choices at the initial stage of her life by marrying a man who already has a wife. Still as a result of her doggedness she scaled through and made huge living. Therefore, it merited more than the said production capital.