‘Mr Ibu’ To Release Movie On Xenophobia

John Okafor, popular Nollywood actor on Friday said he plans to shoot a movie that highlights the evil of xenophobia.

Mr Ibu, as he is fondly called also said he will feature actors from neighboring countries like Liberia, Kenya, Ghana and Botswana.

The actor told journalists in Johannesburg, that majority of the actors would also be South Africans.

He said that the movie would turn the table around and help in promoting peace on the long run.

Okafor also said that the film would be shot on locations in South Africa, Kenya and Botswana.

“ The pre-production is on now. The scripting is also on. When I return to Nigeria, we will meet with the directors and technical crew to discuss the effects of the plot.

“ When the plot impacts on our thinking, then we would have achieved something, ” he said.

The actor said the next phase would be to visit the concerned countries for auditions to determine those eligible to act in the film.

Okafor said that Nollywood movie industry was still growing and would achieve set targets.

He also said he had done more than 300 movies since his debut in December, 1978.

Meawhile, Adetola Olubajo, president, Nigeria Union, South Africa said the body would partner with Okafor on a social cohesion programme.

“ We are planning a programme aimed at creating synergy and social cohesion between Nigeria and South Africa.

“ It will take place next year and we want Okafor to be part of it,” he said.



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