Diamond Adaeze promises her best in her third coming
Her aura wafts through the environment, as she makes a sudden appearance. Her charm is welcoming. Her striking presence can be felt. She is someone you won’t want to ignore because of her warmth. That’s Diamond Adaeze Alo.
She first came into the Nigeria movie scene with her stellar performance in Vanity Upon Vanity. By the time she starred in National Service, Diamond had become a household name. In fact, she was the new girl on the bloc. Along the line, she had gone on to appear in flicks such as, Kingdom of Darkness, Mothers in Law, Love of My Life and My Only Daughter, among others.
Diamond grew up in Enugu and did her primary education at Ekulu Primary School, Enugu, while her secondary education was at Holy Ghost Secondary School, Abakaliki. After that, she proceeded to the Enugu State University.
Though, she read Computer Engineering at the Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT), Ebonyi State-born lady’s love has been entertainment. The industry opened her life to other possibilities and allowed Diamond to meet different people.
The warm lady’s upbringing helped to develop her creative ability. As a child, her father was curious to see her take education seriously. For him, education was the key. He drummed it into her ears that whatever you needed in life could come through education.
So after her education, she was determined to pursue her dream seriously little wonder producers and movie-buffs seek her, because of her down to earth interpretation of roles.
However, when many thought she was going to stay on the radar for a long time to become the ultimate diva, she took a bow. That incandescent Julia Roberts’ smile looms large, as she explains, “domestic duties made me leave the scene.”
Diamond, who is on jean this afternoon, with the hint of a shy smile, breathes, “I took time to have and take care of my babies.”
She draws a long laugh and says jokingly, “we don’t count children in Africa, but they are many.”
When Diamond came back, she got many itching to have her in their films, but not long after, she disappeared again.
“This time, it was because of my other commitments outside the entertainment world. I was doing my business, which has sustained me till date,” she quips.
What of movies?
She draws a long laugh and whispers, almost conspiratorially, “movies? Movies? It hardly pays your bill. Fame and popularity come with it, but definitely not paying your bill.”
She quips, with a cheerful candour, “I have my other business, especially, my jewelry trade.”