Femi Fani-Kayode Makes Acting Debut
Prominent Nigerian politician, essayist, poet and lawyer David Oluwafemi Adewunmi Abdulateef Fani-Kayode has taken to his Facebook page to announce that he has made his Nollywood debut in a series titled “Silent Prejudice”.
Fani-Kayode who was the Special Assistant (Public Affairs) to President Olusegun Obasanjo from July 2003 until June 2006 in his Facebook expressed his excitement about his cameo appearance in the series.
According to Fani-Kayode who has served as a former Minister of Culture and Tourism as well as a Minister of Aviation said he joined Nollywood greats like Larry Koldsweat, Obi Idejimba and . Temple on set last week where they spent hours filming.
He went on to disclose that being a “thespian is no mean feat” as “many do not know just how hard actors work and the energy and discipline that goes into their craft.”
Admitting that acting “requires total dedication and focus,” he says his respect for actors has increased following his recent experience.
Fani-Kayode is not the only politician to make an appearance in the series as Governor Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Chief Dan Iwuanyawu and Senator Dino Melaye also appear in the series as well.
“Silent Prejudice” is produced by Chris Oge Kalu and is about the evils associated with the Osu cast system.
The first season of the series airs on AIT on Wednesdays at 9.00pm while the second season that stars Fani-Kayode alongside the other politicians will soon be aired.
The series is backed by the Nigerian Human Rights Commission.