|Nkem Owoh aka Ukwa, Usuofia in Sierra Leone for Nigeria’s 50th Independence Anniversary Celebrations, Oct 1st 2010. Photos (c) Vickie Remoe|
Yesterday morning, i was at SLBC’s Good Morning Sierra Leone TV Talk Show to promote the nights edition of the Vickie Remoe Show when Nollwood actor Nkem Owoh aka Ukwa walked into the studio. Invited to Sierra Leone by the Nigerian Trade Union, as the key guest for Nigeria’s 50th Independence Anniversary Celebrations. The hosts of the the show could barely keep their composure as Ukwa took his seat. I quickly removed my camera out of the bag and went to work. Unfortunately, the show was being broadcast live so i couldnt get any close ups…I was also able to record some video but with these internet speeds not sure i’ll ever be able to load. Nkem was funny as always but for those of us who have mastered the art of reading people I was left with the impression that the man of a thousand characters is quite full of himself, and maybe rightly so. Either way, hundreds of guests filled Atlantic hall later that evening at an invitation only event hosted by Nkem.
Nigerians in Sierra Leone celebrated 50years of Independence in grand style. I hear it cost $25,000 to bring Nkem Owoh for the event…Na wah oh!!!!!!!!!!!!