Connect with us
NOT IN USE

Buzz

Expect 99% rejection if you’re aiming for Hollywood – British-Nigerian to African actors

Published

on

adewale akinnuoye

British-Nigerian actor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, says African actors who are aiming for Hollywood should be ready to face a lot of rejection.

According to him, 99% of the time, people of African descent are not really welcomed with open arms in Hollywood.

“Anybody that is thinking of getting into the acting game, it is 99 percent rejection and one percent victory,” he told Lexis Bill on Personality Profile.

Recounting his experience, Mr Akinnuoye-Agbaje said he used to go for auditions week after week sometimes on bicycles, put so much time into his craft, prepare and study, only to be rejected.

The ‘Deadly Voyage’ actor said many people in that position keep questioning if they are not good enough or something is actually wrong with them.

He said going through that becomes tasking which is “really demoralizing.”

Mr Akinnuoye-Agbaje revealed that there were times he would star in movies and not get paid adding that “sometimes you’d chop your hands off to be a part of that particular movie.”

Some roles he has played include Simon Adebisi on ‘Oz’, Nykwana Wombosi in ‘The Bourne Identity’, Kurse in ‘Thor’: The Dark World, Killer Croc in ‘Suicide Squad’, Mr Eko on ‘Lost’, Malko in the fifth season of the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ and Dave Duerson in the NFL biopic drama ‘Concussion’.

His feature directorial debut, ‘Farming’, wrapped production in 2017 and had its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Mr Akinnuoye-Agbaje advised actors to have thick skin if they are aiming for a higher place like Hollywood.

SOURCE: Adomonline.com

Advertisement

Buzz

UK theatrical and digital release of ‘BLACK MAIL’ set for August 26

Published

on

Copy of Black Mail poster 20

Critically acclaimed and multi-award winning Nollywood filmmaker Obi Emelonye is set to present the UK theatrical and digital release of BLACK MAIL on 26th August, 2022. (more…)

Continue Reading

Buzz

I did the work, that’s why it’s easy to get big names on my songs- Smallgod

Published

on

By

Screenshot 2022 08 15 at 16.27.26

Ghanaian music artist and music connect, Smallgod has stated that despite having over 15 years experience in the music scene, he worked hard to get all the love he’s getting from big names in the music scene. (more…)

Continue Reading

Buzz

If we get 10 of me to connect Ghana music to the right people, we will be unstoppable- Smallgod

Published

on

By

Screenshot 2022 08 15 at 16.09.12

Ghanaian music artist, Smallgod has stated that the Ghanaian music industry would be unstoppable if it had connects like him to plug Ghanaian music to the right people. (more…)

Continue Reading

Buzz

Nana Ama McBrown shares stunning pictures to mark her 45th birthday

Published

on

Nana Ama

Felicity Ama Agyemang, also known as Nana Ama McBrown turned 45 years old today, August 15, 2022. (more…)

Continue Reading

Buzz

Nana Aba Anamoah’s absence at Bridget Otoo’s wedding raises questions on the status of their friendship

Published

on

By

Screenshot 2022 08 15 at 13.22.44

Ghanaian Journalist, Bridget Otoo got married to the love of her life, Evans Tetteh Ph.D at a beautiful ceremony in Takoradi on Saturday, August 13, 2022. (more…)

Continue Reading

Buzz

‘No public kissing’ – Bridget Otoo reacts her husband’s refusal to kiss her on their wedding day

Published

on

bridge

A video of Bridget Otoo’s husband refusing to kiss her on their wedding day has gone viral and the journalist is explaining why. (more…)

Continue Reading

Trending