Filming Kpali With Nkem Owoh Was Exciting, Says Ini Dima-Okojie


Nollywood actress, Ini Dima-Okojie may have been around for some time, but the actress says that her best is yet to come out.

At a media screening of her latest movie, ‘Kpali’, which held on Wednesday, December 11 at Genesis Cinema, Lekki, she revealed that working with veteran, Nkem Owoh is one of the most tasking albeit exciting things she has done.

“I remember reading the script and for me, I could just relate. I have family friends that have left the country for greener pastures and to be honest, they really had no interest in coming back because they feel like nothing works here. So I could relate to how my character felt in that sense. Her journey really inspired me. And the fact that I was going filming with Nkem Owoh, that was very exciting for me. I’ve always wanted to work with him. He puts you on your toes. Improv becomes your breakfast, lunch and dinner because he just goes for it and you have to take it on if not, everything falls flat,” she said.

Also speaking, producer of the film, Emem Ema said that ‘Kpali’ is a film which highlights the workings of a new and emerging Nigeria.

“With this film, we are trying to show that there are a few good people with a different mindset in the society that we live in. Also, the reality that we live in is that wherever you make home, wherever you make your safe place is what it is. it doesn’t matter whether you are in London, Afganistan, Miami or Lagos. Wherever you make home is what it is. But there is no place like Nigeria in our opinion. And we hope our viewers get that,” she said.

Shot partly in West End, London, Kpali will start screening in cinemas across Nigeria from December 20.

‘Kpali’ which is being distributed by Genesis Pictures also features Linda Ejiofor, Kunle Remi and veteran actress, Gloria Anozie-Young among others.



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