Emperor of Nigerian comedy Nkem Owoh headed to Namibia
Windhoek – The heavyweight of Nigerian comedy, Nkem Owoh will be the next international celebrity to feature in the MTC Master of Success Talk Show on March 25, at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) in the capital.
The Masters of Success project is an inspirational talk show that the mobile company believes will inspire Namibians from all walks of life by bringing in different inspiring personalities across the African continent enabling Namibians to connect with them.
The talk shows attract a different audience every month depending on the personality. Popular South African TV host Bonang Matheba, also known as ‘Queen B’ in the entertainment circles was the first to feature in the show when it was launched on February 13.
And with introduction of Owoh, who shot to fame for his leading role in popular comedy Ousofia in London, MTC Master of Success executive producer Tim Ekandjo enthused in a press statement that MTC has raised the bar.
Ousofia in London released in 2003 and in which Nkem Owoh played the character of a villager from Nigeria – Ousofia – who travelled to London for the first time to claim his share of inheritance from his late brother, is one of the most grossing productions in Nollywood.
Nollywood is the name for the Nigerian cinema industry, which has grown into one of the world’s biggest movie industries, after Bollywood.
It was rated as the third most profitable industry having generated about $10 billion in revenue, only behind India’s Bollywood and Hollywood in the United States.
Owoh is also a recording artist, having recorded and performed “I Go Chop Your Dollar”, a song that speaks about scamming people in the name of advance fee charged in various industries, according to Buzz Nigeria. He started acting while studying electrical engineering at the University of Ilorin, in the Nigerian ancient city of Ilorin.
“Nkem is undoubtedly one of the most successful actors in Africa and is known for his ability to interpret difficult roles with a humorous ease,” Ekandjo said.
He added that: “Nkem is arguably one of the most sought after actors from the continent and he is looking forward to sharing his experiences with Namibians and hopefully collaborate with local film makers.”
The highly popular Nollywood actor and an accomplished musician will feature on the programme at the NTN at 18h30, while doors open at 18H00.
Tickets will be available as from the March 9 and members of the public may collect them for free at the NTN Theatre box office.
“Two tickets per person are applicable to members of the public.
We encourage members of the public to kindly return the tickets if they decide not to come anymore because they are denying somebody else access to the show by not doing so,” Ekandjo said.
The show will be broadcast on the national broadcaster, NBC on March 29, at 20h30.