Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has made his acting debut in ‘Silent Prejudice’, a Nollywood movie.
The politician took to his Instagram page to disclose that he starred in the series alongside Precious Fani-Kayode, his wife, and Dino Melaye, a former senator representing Kogi west.
‘Silent Prejudice’, which is currently being shot in Abuja, is based on the realities associated with the Osu caste system in southeastern Nigeria.
Among others who featured on the 13-episode project are Clem Ohameze, Amaechi Muonago, Monalisa Chinda, Chuks Chyke, Vitalis Ndubuisi, Steve Eboh, and Ofiafuluagu Mbaka.
Produced by Chris Oge Kalu, ‘Silent Prejudice’ also features Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Larry Koldsweat, Obi Idejimba, and T.T. Temple.
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I had the honor and privilege of joining some of the Nollywood greats like Larry Koldsweat, Obi Idejimba and T.T. Temple on set last Saturday and making a cameo appearance in my debut movie which is a series titled "Silent Prejudice". 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. 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! Thankfully the producer, Mr. Chris Oge Kalu, guided us beautifully and taught us all we needed to know. My beautiful wife Precious (@snowhiteey) was also on set with us and encouraged me immensely. She appears in the movie too! Season 1 is already being aired on AIT on Wednesdays at 9.00pm and Season 2, in which I appear, will soon be aired. 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, Mr. Tony Ojukwu, also makes an appearance. Please join us and find the time to watch it! See you then! @Obiidejimba @tt_temple001 @Larrykoldsweat @Chrisogekalu.cok
Speaking on the project, Fani-Kayode said: “I had the privilege of joining some of the Nollywood greats on set and making a cameo appearance in my debut movie titled ‘Silent Prejudice’
“We were on set the whole afternoon and, though grueling, 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.”
According to him, the movie is endorsed by the Nigerian Human Rights Commission (NHRC), whose executive secretary (Tony Ojukwu) also made an appearance therein.
While ‘Silent Prejudice’ comes as Fani-Kayode’s first time in the country’s movie industry, Melaye had made his debut last year in a TV series entitled ‘Equity Unbound’.
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