Connect with us

Movies / TV Series

Ifan Michael talks Nollywood journey in new Forbes Africa feature

Published

on

Ifan Michael talks Nollywood journey in new Forbes Africa feature
Ifan Michael talks Nollywood journey in new Forbes Africa feature

In his feature interview, the filmmaker who recently made the Forbes Under 30 class of 2021, recounted leaving home at the age of 10 to pursue his filmmaking dreams.

“I came to Lagos to meet a marketer to sell my story to him. When I got to Lagos, his phone was switched off and I couldn’t reach him… I didn’t think I was going to be duped. I was excited to showcase my work,” Michael recounts.

I was sexually abused by a barber because I needed a place to stay and I did not want to be thrown out on the streets. But still, I was kicked out of the house at 1AM in the morning,” the filmmaker shared.

The famed film director didn’t get his big Nollywood break until the mid 2000s in the Kenneth Okonkwo produced ‘The Evangelist’ starring Patience Ozokwo, Nonso Diobi and Chiwetalu Agu.

I used to move all over the place to audition for different roles until I got my first break. I reached out to the producer of the movie and told him how passionate I was. He told me he had someone else for the role. So, I looked for his address and traveled all the way to find him and I told him and he was so surprised.

Michael also announced in 2020 that he was working on a new film titled ‘We Were Born Girls’, based on the story of a young man who struggles with the puzzling effect of gender and identity crisis.

Source

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Follow Us on Facebook

Get Stories Via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe Celebrity Gig Magazine and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 228,526 other subscribers

Trending

%d bloggers like this: