Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has made his acting debut in ‘Silent Prejudice’, a Nollywood movie.
The politician took to his Instagram page to disclose that he starred in the series alongside Precious Fani-Kayode, his wife, and Dino Melaye, a former senator representing Kogi west.
‘Silent Prejudice’, which is currently being shot in Abuja, is based on the realities associated with the Osu caste system in southeastern Nigeria.
Among others who featured on the 13-episode project are Clem Ohameze, Amaechi Muonago, Monalisa Chinda, Chuks Chyke, Vitalis Ndubuisi, Steve Eboh, and Ofiafuluagu Mbaka.
Produced by Chris Oge Kalu, ‘Silent Prejudice’ also features Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Larry Koldsweat, Obi Idejimba, and T.T. Temple.
Speaking on the project, Fani-Kayode said: “I had the privilege of joining some of the Nollywood greats on set and making a cameo appearance in my debut movie titled ‘Silent Prejudice’
“We were on set the whole afternoon and, though grueling, it was a great experience and tremendous fun!
“Many do not know just how hard actors work and the energy and discipline that goes into their craft.
“Being a thespian is no mean feat. It requires total dedication and focus and, having been through what I experienced on Saturday, my respect for them is boundless.”
According to him, the movie is endorsed by the Nigerian Human Rights Commission (NHRC), whose executive secretary (Tony Ojukwu) also made an appearance therein.
While ‘Silent Prejudice’ comes as Fani-Kayode’s first time in the country’s movie industry, Melaye had made his debut last year in a TV series entitled ‘Equity Unbound’.