Nollywood actor Mike Ezuruonye

Nollywood actor Mike Ezuruonye chats to DStv on why Africa should tell it's on stories

In his new movie, Mike Ezuruonye is Brother Jekwu, a village champion with "earthquake English" as he puts it.

It’s for this comical role that this Nollywood royalty is now in Kenya as Brother Jekwu is pulled from his familiar village in Naija and transported to Kenya to work for a no-nonsense Lady Boss (former Miss Kenya Juliet Ochieng) who poisons traitors at the dinner table.

A brainchild between Mike and Juliet, Brother Jekwu merges Kenya and Nigeria in an attempt to showcase each country’s role and uniqueness in African storytelling.

Also starring alongside Mike is another Nollywood star Angela Okorie and several other Kenyan actors, including socialite and first-time actor Huddah Monroe.

When we pull him away for an interview, he quickly transforms into the sophisticated and knowledgeable man he is, leaving no traces of the country pumpkin he just embodied on set. Even with the milestones he's made as an actor, Mike is proud that he can share the beauty and the richness of Africa with the world through his craft.

 

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