9ice Debuts in Nollywood

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Nigerian singer Abolore Adegbola Akande, aka 9ice, is gradually considering acting as a second career. He has accepted to play a lead role in Laide Bakare's new flick 'Jejere' (Tumour).

According to Bakare, 'the film, which is produced by Sim Line International, is about an African hero that saved his environment'.

In the film, which was shot in three weeks, 9ice plays a husband and father.

On the role he played in the movie, 9ice said 'I played Dele, who had a bad experience in his first marriage following the sudden demise of his wife. He was left alone to cater for his little daughter.

The 'Gongo Aso' singer said the challenges were quite different when compared to what he experienced in the music industry. 'I learnt a whole lot; most importantly the cast on set becomes a unified entity after several days on set together .'

"Being the first time on set, I have to act, cry when nothing is actually wrong with me, laugh when nothing is really funny. I also have to depict this character in the presence of others. It is a privilege to be part of 'Jejere' and I look forward to the premiere' he said.

Asked if he has any intention to go into acting, 9ice replied in the affirmative, 'if the pay is right with good content and the standard is on point, why not?'

Other actors in the movie include Emeka Ike, Oby Alex O, Fathia Balogun, Akin Lewis, Ebun Oloyede, and Bakare herself.

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