Zimbabwean talent gains ground in Nigeria

by | Apr 27, 2021 | Entertainment, International, Local News | 0 comments

Mako Jerera

Zimbabwean actor, and writer Tendai Maduwa is in Nigeria finalising preparations for his upcoming film tentatively titled “Saved”, which is set to be shot in the West African country.

Maduwa, who is also a martial artist is a well-travelled man of many talents.

In a recent interview, he opened up to Tatateguru Tv and explained how the new project came about.
He said he arrived in Lagos, Nigeria, on April 21 to discuss and sign contracts for the film.

It will be a collaborative effort between Maduwa, Netflix accredited Director Chris Odeh and a few other key players.

“The Project will be co-directed by Nollywood’s lover boy Ramsey Nouah . It will be starring Tendai Maduwa, Ramsey Nouah, Bob Emmanuel, Jackie Appiah, Canadian sort after actress Cynthia Stone, (former studio 263 Shereni) Ben Sibenke , Candice Maduwa just to mention but a few,” Maduwa said.

Saved is a love story set in the post millennium era in Zimbabwe.

Maduwa has published three books to his name. One of them is “Nuggets of Success”, which was published September 2016. The collection is about Tendai’s life struggles to success and concealed inner witty nuggets that can put one firmly on the path to elevated success.

Maduwa is not the only Zimbabwean making inroads in Nollywood, Madam Boss recently landed a big acting role in Nigerian series The Offspring.

Memory Savanhu is also one of the few Zimbabweans who broke through the African film circuit and conquered.

Some of the popular Nigerian movies she has been involved in include “Lagos Cougars”, “Reloaded”, “One Fine Day” among others.

April Parry, real name Caroline Chipwanyira has been steadily growing her name in Nigeria having featured on three Nollywood movies.