My slang is for entertainment purposes – Chiwetalu Agu
Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has explained in an interview to what really motivates his numerous slang in movies.
The veteran actor who spoke with Behind Nollywood in a 25 minutes visual interview where he reviewed issues concerning the current movie he’s filming, alongside how challenging it was for him getting into character said his slang is created for entertainment purposes.
Speaking, Chiwetalu Agu stressed that as a professional actor, it will be unprofessional to suffer the emotions of his audience who all are watching to be entertained.
According to him, “I’m known in my movies as a wicked man, but then, it shouldn't just be about being wicked for me. This is a movie and I need to lighten up the mood of movie-buffs by being comical indirectly, at least to entertain them at some point.
“Since I started acting, I discovered such and I felt I should accommodate it. As it stands now, I’m more like a father, a teacher and in fact, a professor in acting. If you can observe, when scripts come from my children, I try to add good lines to them, so they can be entertaining and informing,” he said.
Seen at the set of an ongoing movie set in Owerri, Chiwetalu is among the cast of Tears of a King, a film starring other top Nollywood acts like, Vitalis Ndubuisi, Joyce Kalu, Mimi Orjiekwe, Fredrick Leonard, Dike Osinachi – Egbeigwe Apama, Jazzy Okey, Kay Samuel, Prince Paris, Conac Umez, George Chibueze Ogudoro among others. Produced by Chima Ewurum of Kingces Productions, it’s directed by Chidi Anyanwu (Chidox), while costumed by Jacob Steven Okike (JBoy).