Akon, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Enyinna Nwigwe star in ‘The American King’ trailer
US singer of Senegalese descent, Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is set to star in the upcoming Hollywood comedy film ‘The American King’ along side Nigerian star actors, Nse Ikpe-Etim, and Enyinna Nwigwe.
The 48-year-old songwriter will be acting in the soon-to-be-released movie alongside Nollywood’s Nse Ikpe-Etim and Enyinna Nwigwe.
Akon took the role of Sebastian, an ex-con dealing with some dangerous yet sensitive Russian gangsters to whom he owes money.
Sebastian later receives an unbelievable offer from a mysterious high priestess to escape his problems and become the king of an ancient African kingdom.
Ikpe-Etim had earlier taken to her Instagram page to share the movie poster while describing her character in the film.
“When a High Priestess arrives to fulfill a prophecy, she chooses an American to become King of Africa. Nse is #ThePriestess,” she wrote.
The movie is written and directed by Adah Obekpa and co-produced by Joan McCarthy.
According to Lise Romanoff, CEO and managing director of Vision Films, the movie depicts the “divisiveness and double standards in today’s society.”
“The American King is a cross between Coming to America and Black Panther,” she said
“While this movie is delivered with comedy, it depicts a very powerful commentary about the divisiveness and double standards in today’s society.
“We know audiences will have a good laugh and enjoy the very taken cast.”