By Damilola Faustino
With the outstanding performance of Nigerian rapper and actor, Ikechukwu in ‘The Wedding Party’ movie, one of the highest grossing Nollywood movies ever, questions have been raised over if the singer will abandon music and focus on acting. But, this is not the case for Ikechukwu as he said he’s only expanding his horizon.
He said: “I don’t see why I should quit music for acting. I don’t even see why it should be considered. I see it as an expansion so I do not have to give one talent up for the other.
“They are both expressions of the talent God gave me so I cannot even choose which I love the most between acting and music.
“But one thing is for sure; I am not quitting either of the two great talents that I have.”
He went on to mention his works in Nollywood, and how he got his role as Banky W‘s best man in The Wedding Party.
‘‘The Wedding Party’ was not my first stint with acting. I was actually in the award winning short film titled, ‘The Wages.’
“I also featured in ‘Gidi Up,’ Season 2. I also featured in ‘Gbomo Gbomo Express’ and that was the project that made everyone believe I could act before I became a part of the cast of ‘The Wedding Party.’
“I told Mo Abudu that I would love to work with her and when they were auditioning for ‘The Wedding Party,’ I was called. I auditioned twice and they invited me to be a part of the cast for the movie,” he concluded.