In one of the pages of the book published to revealed behind the scenes of actors et all, he makes mention of a day he caught the movie goddess, Genevieve Nnaji smoking a cigarette.
Novia reveals that it’s a big shock to him.
Hear him, “…I remember on the third day of recording, one night while shooting at a clinic in Victoria Garden City Extension, I came out for a bit of fresh air while the technical people were setting up for the next scene. I saw Genevieve in a dark corner of the building, smoking a cigarette. ‘Whoops! You caught me’, she said, laughing. ‘You smoke?’ I asked, a bit surprised. ‘Now and then. It relaxes me ‘ she said. ‘Do you smoke?’ ‘Never have. Never will. But I don’t have any problems with people who smoke though. But health wise, I hope you stop soon.’ I replied. ‘I am trying to. Sit with me a bit, lets talk about this scene.’ I sat with her and I explained some few things to her about the scene. We also talked about a bit of her stardom and how she was coping with it. She was in a chatty mood and it was a revealing conversation.”
This will definitely shock a lot of Genevieve’s fans too, the reason is that, no one ever thought she smokes but that’s actually not a big deal, a lot of her colleagues do and they don’t see anything wrong in it, after all, everybody does it.
‘Smokers are liable to die young,’ I hope this surgeon advice would make any meaning to them.”