- Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode has officially joined Nollywood
- The ex-minister made the announcement via his Facebook page where he revealed he featured in an upcoming production
- FFK who posted photos revealed his wife Precious was also featured in the seasonal film
These are interesting times for the Nollywood industry as former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has officially joined the movie scene. Popularly known as FFK, he took to his Facebook page to share to the news.
Sharing series of photos on the platform, he spoke on his excitement about making a cameo appearance in his debut movie which is a series titled "Silent Prejudice". Staring alongside veterans Larry Koldsweat and Obi Idejimba, FFK stated he felt honoured.
Speaking on his experience shooting the film, he wrote: "We were on set the whole afternoon and, though gruelling, it was a great experience and tremendous fun! Many do not know just how hard actors work and the energy and discipline that goes into their craft. Being a thespian is no mean feat. It requires total dedication and focus and, having been through what I experienced on Saturday, my respect for them is boundless."
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He explained that the series is about the evils associated with the Osu cast system and has the full endorsement and participation of the Nigerian Human Rights Commission whose executive secretary, Tony Ojukwu, also makes an appearance.
FFK's wife who is also an actress stars in the film and he revealed she was present on set giving her support.
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FFK revealed he wasn't the only politician on set.
"My friends, brothers, colleagues and fellow politicians Chief Dan Iwuanyawu and Senator Dino Melaye appear in the series as well, as does our respected and much-loved big brother Governor Chukwuemeka Ezeife, so I was not alone!" he added.
Meanwhile, many people envy celebrities and wish to be in their shoes because of the life of glitz and glamour that they live. With social media posts of new clothes, shoes, houses, and cars, including vacations, it is hard to believe that Nollywood celebrities are poorly paid.
However, the reality becomes glaring when in a few years down the line, reports of suffering artistes in need of money surface online. Reiterating the truth of many Nollywood artistes, award-winning filmmaker, Emem Isong Misodi, shared her thoughts with Sun News on why Nigerian creatives are not as rich as their colleagues abroad.
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