Celebrity Gist: Europe-based Nollywood stakeholder Isaac Izoya, shares his experience from the day a 60-year-old man shed tears over Aki and Pawpaw helping to save his marriage which was at the brink of divorce; Nollywood Community reports.
In an exclusive interview with Vanguard while speaking on the importance of Nollywood changing Nigeria’s image globally, Isaac Izoya a Nollywood filmmaker from Edo state but now based in Frankfurt, Germany; recalls an emotional experience he had while taking Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme on an Europe tour.
Isaac recalled an experience in which a 60-year-old man saw Aki and Pawpaw on one of the European tours and started shedding tears, saying the actors saved his relationship with his wife as he was about to get a divorce at some point.
He said: “I remember once, when we were on an European tour with Aki and Pawpaw; a Ghanaian who was driving by, stopped and ran after us.
“He lifted up the two actors in the air, and can you believe that the man, who is over 60, started shedding tears that Aki and Pawpaw saved his marriage.
“He recalled that he was on the verge of divorce and wasn’t on speaking terms with his wife, before his son slot in a film featuring the two comic actors, and the whole house was engulfed in laughter. The man said he didn’t know when he began to talk to his wife again. At the end of the day, the storyline of the movie was even similar to their situation. Besides, the appreciation I get from people also motivates me.”
Isaac Izoya is the founder of the Nollywood Film Festival in Germany and the Nollywood Europe Golden Awards.
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