Popular Nollywood actors, Chinedu Ikedieze aka Aki, and Osita Iheme, aka Paw-paw of the Aki Na Ukwa fame will visit Rwanda in February.
The famous duo will be in the country from February 11 – 18, to launch a project called, ‘One Africa Connect’ that aims at connecting Africa’s entertainment industry through training and screening actors. The lucky ones will have an opportunity to act in different movies with Aki, Pawpaw and some of top Nollywood actors.
“We started with Rwanda and Nigeria in what we called “Naija-Rwanda Connect”. As you know, Nigeria is leading in Africa in as far as entertainment is concerned. It’s in that regard that Nollywood stars Aki and Pawpaw, wished to come to Rwanda and work with us in improving our movie industry,” said Belinda Umurerwa, the managing director of Kigali Entertainment Promoters, a company that is partnering with the Nollywood stars on the project.
Aki and Pawpaw will stage a comedy show February 14, at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (Camp Kigali), and thereafter have three-day training with people in the movie industry and any other members of the public that wish to join.
“The idea is to ensure that the industry in Rwanda is at an international standard. We want to see our Rwandan artists on an international level. We need to see some of our stars recognised internationally,” Umurerwa said.
She believes the project is one that has come to change the face of entertainment in Rwanda.
The duo will head back to Nigeria on February 18, and the return in March, for their first drama series called, ‘The Big Tea’.