Akon, the US singer of Senegalese descent, is set to star in the upcoming Hollywood comedy film ‘The American King’.

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The 48-year-old songwriter will be acting in the soon-to-be-released movie alongside Nollywood’s Nse Ikpe-Etim and Enyinna Nwigwe.

Akon took the role of Sebastian, an ex-con dealing with some dangerous yet sensitive Russian gangsters to whom he owes money.

Sebastian later receives an unbelievable offer from a mysterious high priestess to escape his problems and become the king of an ancient African kingdom.

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Ikpe-Etim had earlier taken to her Instagram page to share the movie poster while describing her character in the film.

“When a High Priestess arrives to fulfill a prophecy, she chooses an American to become King of Africa. Nse is #ThePriestess,” she wrote.

The movie is written and directed by Adah Obekpa and co-produced by Joan McCarthy.

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According to Lise Romanoff, CEO and managing director of Vision Films, the movie depicts the “divisiveness and double standards in today’s society.”

“The American King is a cross between Coming to America and Black Panther,” she said

“While this movie is delivered with comedy, it depicts a very powerful commentary about the divisiveness and double standards in today’s society.

“We know audiences will have a good laugh and enjoy the very taken cast.”

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Watch the trailer below:



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