CELEBRITY GIST: Veteran Nollywood Actor Chiwetalu Agu has come out to talk about his contribution in the Nigerian movie industry by saying the history of Nollywood is incomplete without mentioning his name.
The comic thespian made this known during a chat with News Man in Enugu state, where he disclosed how he has acted many Theatre dramas and featured in several TV series before Nollywood came into existence.
Chiwetalu Agu on history of Nollywood
Below is what Chiwetalu Agu said:
“There is no way you can talk about the history of Nollywood without me occupying a substantial part of it. I had my threatre group known as the ‘Inspirers’ in those days. I acted in NTA programmes like the ‘Ukoro’ produced by Joy Onyekwere, Things Fall Apart in 1986 after which i put together a Soap ‘The Advocate’ which never saw the light of the day 1987. I went to Lagos where i featured in the ‘Ripples’ produced by Zeb Ejiro. I played the character of Chief Abunna, the Okemilibazaluma of Ogbunike town” – Chiwetalu Agu
The talented actor continued further:
“I conducted the first ever audition of what later became Living in Bondage, a film from the stables of Kenneth Nnebue that produced stars like Kenneth Okonkwo, Kanayo O Kanayo and Many others. From there, we moved into the production of Taboo where i played the role of Ichie Ogwu and numerous productions in the 90’s. So whatever is happening to our children concerns me. So having come this far, people should look at me to stir the ship of state but because of my mild ambition, i am where i am today. Why must we insist we must be president, governor, chairman and this and that” – Chiwetalu Agu
Chiwetalu Agu has featured in over 100 movies and he is well known for his usage of hilarious slangs in movies. What words do you have for him?
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