Muna Obiekwe, the Nollywood character actor who died on Sunday, 18 January as a result of complications from kidney failure at the age of 36 remained a constant fixture on the film industry ever since he achieved national recognition in the now rested soap, Royal Tears. He played roles that teased, thrilled and shocked. As a tribute to him, we present 10 of his most popular film appearances.
1. Scarlet Woman
Released in 2012, this Theodore Anyaji directed drama stars Mary Remmy as a disgraced village championwho bites off far more than she can chew when she becomes tangled in an illicit romance with the crown prince (Obiekwe) of a certain kingdom. The formidable Patience Ozokwor is up to some of her mischief here.
2. Dirty Secret
This became one of the most controversial films to come out of Nollywood and for good reason too. Offering precious little in terms of a coherent plot or even serious acting, it took the opposite route to infamy. Lesbianism, orgies, sodomy, incest, thong baring, name it and it was added to the mix. And Muna Obiekwe was right in the middle of it, giving as good as he got.
3. Blackberry Babes
Thanks to online streaming sites like Irokotv, Blackberry Babes, a campy chronicle of the adventures of a group of material girls whose lives revolve around smartphone technology has enjoyed life beyond its routine sell by date. The cast consists of the who is who in B-list Nollywood. Eniola Badmus, onto Dikeh, Oge Okoye, Annie Macaulay and Mary Remmy Njoku all proved their mettle here.
Story: Wilfred Okiche