Allure Cover: Hardest part of being a celebrity – Enyinnaya Nwigwe
By Yemisi Suleiman
Set in the world of love, romance, deceit, forgiveness and more, the film is produced by the duo of Darlington Anyiam Osigwe and Prince Uche Anyiam Osigwe, two new generation producers bent on changing the industry’s narrative.
As ‘Coldfeet’ the movie, premier’s today, at the Intercontinental Hotel Lagos, and makes a debut at the cinemas on the 17th of this month, the casts and producers explain how the film reflects real-life issues and experiences. They also give us a peep into their lives as actors, challenges, future plans and more.
Enyinnaya Nwigwe ‘s story
Enyinnaya Wigwe launched himself into the movie industry with the movie ‘Wheel of Change’ in 2004, but it was his lead character in the blockbuster film “The Wedding Party’ that shot him to limelight and since then, it has been a rollercoaster ride for the actor. Here, Enyinnaya brings his charm on the set of ColdFeet, taking on the catalyst of the plot as he plays the role of a very conflicted young man called Tare.
He tells us more.
How did you get into acting and which was your major breakthrough movie?
My entry into acting was purely unanticipated. I was on a film set to see the director for something and ended up being in the film as cast, the bug bit hard and now we are here.
I kind of find that every role has pushed me a few notches further, but most recently would be Nonso Onwuka in “The Wedding Party”.
In all the movies you have done, which has been your favorite character that you have performed?
That will be between a recently completed project where I played President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida in his biopic by Director Obi Emelonye “BADAMASI: Portrait Of A General” and my role as “Tamuno” in Jeta Amata’s ‘Black November’.
You are currently part of the movie ‘ColdFeet.’ Tell us about your character?
My character is the catalyst of the plot. I played the role of a very conflicted young man called Tare. I wouldn’t want to give away too much; you have to see the movie to know more about the character.
What attracted you to the script cold feet and what lessons do you want people to take away from it?
The director attached to the project Moses Inwang has a good track record so that made it easy to want to know more when I first got the call to come onboard. Also there is the part of the co-cast chosen and it is always a pleasure working with them, as this would not be our first time working together. The film was set on a resort, more like a working vacation, that made it fun-work. With Cold Feet, the ultimate lessons for me would be forgiveness and love conquering all.
What is the hardest part of being a celebrity?
I learnt to live life on my terms right before the status so it all just plays out as normal life to me. It’s just all work, adventure and generally living.
Give me a few tips to being a successful actor?
Always follow your heart, it’ll lead you right.
What has been your biggest achievement in the field of acting?
That would be playing the lead in Nollywood’s highest grossing film of all time “The Wedding Party 2” Destination DUBAI.
Also the opportunity to work alongside Oscar award winning actor Kim Basinger and nominee Mickey Rourke in Black November was a career high for me; it opened my mind to the possibilities that abound.