U.S-Based Actor Tackles Domestic Violence In A New Flick



The United States (U.S.)-based Nollywood star, Ejike Okoye, is not new to the Nigerian film industry.

The actor, who has proved his mettle in acting and been in the industry for over 14 years, is featuring in two new movies titled: “Shadows of America” and “Chinelo.”

Speaking about the movie, the award-winning actor, said: “These two projects are great and life-touching stories. Shadows of America is another Nollywood USA Diaspora blockbuster advocacy film aimed at fighting the serious menace of abuse/violence against immigrant women.


He further informs: “It is a true life story, well acted and directed by the best of Nollywood USA cast and crew.

It is a must watch for everyone. We stopped working on Shadows of America due to the Corona-virus pandemic, but we are back on it now.

“You would definitely see yourself in both movies because they depict our everyday life in the U.S.A and Nigeria. They are movies that have never been made.”

Okoye, who has featured in many Nollywood movies, informed that both movies were shot with one of the best super quality equipment in Nollywood today.

“Highly intriguing and a must watch. I want to thank the New York Film Academy Director, Obed Joe, for giving me the opportunity to be part of these wonderful and fantastic movies. I also want to thank the other cast and crews for a job well done,” he said.


On his reason for taking the role, he said: “I accepted the role because I like story-telling, especially true life stories. I read the story and realised how deep it was.

“In this life, things don’t always look as it seems. Domestic violence is a serious and trending issue in Nigeria now and beyond. We showcased that when marriage goes into physical altercation, it’s time to seek professional help or walk away.

“People have died due to domestic violence because of the fear of what people would say. Life has no duplicate folks.”



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