Abovi Ugboma, Nigerian comedian and actor better known as Bovi, has revealed that he begged for a role in the remake of ‘Nneka the Pretty Serpent’, a 1994 Nollywood classic.


The entertainer will play the role of a policeman (Inspector Daniel) in the movie billed to hit cinemas as from December 18, 2020.

Bovi will star in the project alongside other movie stars including Beverly Osu, a former Big Brother Africa contestant, and Ndidi Obi, who is playing the lead character.

The anticipated sequel was directed by Tosin Igho, produced by Chris Odeh, with Ramsey Nouah and Charles Okpaleke as the co-producers.

Bovi plays the character Inspector Daniel in ‘Nneka The Pretty Serpent’

Speaking in an Instagram video, the comedian said he had to beg due to his interest in the project.

Bovi described the project as “an all-star movie” which people should look forward to.

“I play the role of Inspector Daniel, I’m a cop, a policeman and a serious one at that. When l heard about the remake of Nnekw The Pretty Serpent, l put a call across to them (producers) that l want to be in the movie,” he said.


“Usually l don’t beg, but l had to that for this one. So, they gave me the script and after reading it, they asked me what role l can handle.”


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The forthcoming movie follows the story of Nneka, a mermaid disguised as a human, whose mission on earth is to destroy promiscuous married men.

‘Nneka The Pretty Serpent’ is the new version of Zeb Ejiro’s original blockbuster movie of the early 90s.


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