Nana Churcher’s mantra is “You will win if you don’t quit” and the success of her show and life is a testimony of this.‘The Nana Churcher Show’ gives a unique look and insight into the lives of extraordinary personalities within the Afro-Caribbean community. Interviewing the likes of Politicians to musicians, this weekly show has grown tremendously in numbers and is establishing Nana Churcher as a household name in talk shows. Alongside her show, she works as a Beauty Consultant/ Sales Director at Mary Kay Cosmetics, as well as a devoted mother and wife. In a role reversal, GUBA puts Nana Churcher in the hot seat as we find out what makes her tick in this insightful interview.
How did ‘The Nana Churcher Show’ come about?
‘The Nana Churcher Show’ which is a chat show, is a childhood dream of mine that has come true. Ever since I was a little girl I have always wanted my own talk show. I used to watch the Oprah Winfrey Show and I admired her work and persistence, which further strengthened my desire to have my own show. I love getting to know people and getting an insight into their life. From the discussions I have with people, I end up receiving valuable information which I share in hope that it can impact the lives of others. The only difference now is that I get to bring a recorder along with me. Nana Churcher is my name so the show is named after me.
What has been your most interesting interview to date?
The most interesting one will have to be the interview with Jermaine Lawlor. As a former gang member, Jermaine has turned his life around and is currently a motivational speaker and Evangelist. He works with young people within his community to try and motivate them to work hard and stay off the streets. His interview is available via: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvBqYSGQvS0&playnext=1&list=PLPoQTQyALibn3FUMT0o2WDkw4g0dp6G44 )
What is your motivation?
I am motivated by my four beautiful children. My husband and I work hard in order to be able to provide the best for them. The bible also says a wise man leaves an inheritance for his children and that pushes me to do what I do.
What do you have in store for your viewers in Season Two of the show?
Season Two is going to be thrilling, energising and phenomenal. I travel outside the UK for some riveting, enlightening and in-depth conversations with celebrities, politicians and real life families. You would not want to miss out on Season Two, It will be exciting!
In the next couple of years, I hope the Nana Churcher Show will be….
In the next couple of years I hope The Nana Churcher Show will be a show that everyone is talking about. I hope it becomes a show that people can’t wait to watch because it uplifts and encourages them to be part of a positive society and to also give back to mankind. I believe each and every one of us has greatness within us but, some have to hear it from other sources and I hope that they get that message from my show.
What do you think about the GUBA Awards and the newly formed GUBA Foundation?
I would like to give a huge applause to GUBA Awards because Dentaa and the GUBA team have done extraordinarily well. I know it is not easy to put up such an event and it is my prayer that they always get the support they need. The GUBA Foundation is a wise thing to do; there is nothing more fulfilling than giving back to the community especially the way the GUBA Foundation is raising awareness about autism. I am a great fan of GUBA as a result of this and wish them many more successful years to come.
What advice do you have for those who want to pursue a career in the entertainment industry?
I would say go for it but for the right reasons. The entertainment industry is tough, but like other industries you have to love what you do. Always remember success doesn’t happen overnight so, work hard and have fun whilst doing so. It is important to network with the right people and to never be afraid to ask and learn. Let integrity and respect be part of you and always have a great attitude, and beyond the sky will be your limit. I always end by saying ‘ you will win if you don’t quit’.
Season Two of the Nana Churcher show is a 13 episode show available now on VOX Africa TV (Sky 218) on Sundays at 6:30 pm. We love The Nana Churcher show here at GUBA and we would encourage everyone to tune in to this exciting and entertaining show.
To find out more about the show, visit: http://www.nanachurcher.com/
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