Six Nigerian Musicians Who Turned Actors
The Nigerian entertainment industry has witnessed the trend of some musicians becoming actors in a bid to promote their craft. Some of these musicians fit in so well with acting that people forget that they hit the spotlight with music.
Glam Squad discusses six Nigerian artists who took a leap from music into acting.
Rapper Falz The Bahd Guy doubles as a singer and actor. A number of successful Nollywood movies, including New Money, Quams Money, Chief Daddy, and Brotherhood, have featured the extremely talented vocalist as a lead act.
Just like Falz, singer Banky W currently doubles as a musician and an actor. The well-known musician has appeared in popular Nigerian films, including Up North, The Wedding Party, and Sugar Rush. He has ventured into politics and will be a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives if he emerges victorious in the 2023 general elections.
Nigerian vocalist Omawumi Megbele, has appeared in a number of motion pictures. Some of the movies she has appeared in include Night Bus to Lagos, Oloture, House of Gold, and most recently, Brotherhood. The “Bottom Belle’’ has appeared in more hit movies than music recently.
Another individual who hesitated before deciding to try his hand at acting and ultimately succeeding at it is Nigerian musician Reminisce. He played the antagonist in the 2018 film King of Boys.
Tiwa Savage, the self-acclaimed Number One African Bad Girl, has made a few appearances in some Nollywood productions. She starred in MTV’s Shuga and an episode of Jenifa’s Diary, a Nigerian comedy-drama. She recently announced that she is the lead actor for a soon-to-be-released Nollywood film titled “Water and Garri.”
Waje and Omawumi founded a production company together, and like Omawumi, Waje starred in the group’s first film, She Is. In addition to that, Waje has been in a number of films, such as Tunnel, Fifty, and Heaven’s Hell.