‘Movie, ‘Man of God’ lifted my career’ – Akah Nnani
Nollywood actor, Akah Nnani, has revealed how his role in 2022 thriller movie, Man of God, undoubtedly gave his career a boost.
Speaking on the latest episode of the ‘Tea With Tay’ podcast, Akah, who played the lead role in the movie, disclosed that he didn’t audition for the character.
The 35-year-old film star also said the movie has given his career a lift, adding that people now accord him so much recognition than he used to get.
Bolanle Austen-Peters came to the theatre show six years ago which was my first theatre show, ‘Heartbeat: The Musical’ by Joke Silva at Muson.”
“I performed and I just stuck, she was like ‘this guy!’ So when she wanted to do this film, she was like ‘Na that boy I wan use’. I’m telling you no other person auditioned.
“The truth is that ‘Man of God’ had given me a switch from 0 to 100. Everywhere I go, everybody sees me differently.”
“Before people will see me and be like ‘Hey, what’s up?’ But now when they see me they are screaming with excitement.”
“To be honest with everything I’ve been through over the years, I’m humbled. Because it’s answers to prayers, toil and sweats, a lot of growth, a lot of no’s.”
The movie, Man of God, directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters, is centered around a man who forsakes his conventional upbringing in a Christian home to live what seemed to be a wayward life. His soul, however, remains caught between the world and the faith he left behind.