Although David Oyelowo has played several characters including Martin Luther King Jr in Selma, playing a Yoruba man is somewhat of a rarity.
But in a forthcoming Amazon movie, Oyewolo plays the character of a Yoruba man through and through. Set for release in March 2018, Gringo tells the story of a middle management officer turned into a mule and subsequently kidnapped in Mexico.
The most hilarious part was when he screamed for God in the Yoruba language.
Watch the trailer above.
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Nigerian-American actress, Yvonne Orji is the latest to join the cast of Night School, setting her on her way to appearing in her first feature.
The 33-year-old Orji is known for her role as Molly in HBO series, Insecure.
From Will Packer and Malcolm D. Lee, Night School is based on a story by Hart, who is also starring along with Girls Trip standout Tiffany Haddish. It has a release date set for Friday, September 28, 2018.
Packer will produce for his Will Packer Productions alongside Hart, who will produce via his Hartbeat Productions banner.
In addition to Night School and Insecure, the Port Harcourt-born Yvonne Orji will also feature in Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo‘s First Gen which she will be doing some writing on as well as the lead character Joanna, a first generation Nigerian-American who has a career in medicine but leaves it for stand-up comedy.
British Nigerian Actor, David Oyelowo intends to extend his humanitarian efforts to combat the global epidemic of human trafficking in Nigeria.
The actor who is set to receive the Diamonds Do Good International Vanguard Award for his achievements in the arts and in the educational empowerment of vulnerable girls in Nigeria said more needs to be done to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking.
“Going beyond the borders of Nigeria, human trafficking, modern-day slavery, sex trafficking, these are really disgusting things that are going on in society,” Oyelowo told Huffington Post in an interview.
“A lot of them are dealing with girls being pulled out of Africa. It’s happening within the continent itself. Even here in Los Angeles ― the San Fernando Valley, where I live ― it’s one of the worst hubs for human trafficking in the country.
“So it’s on our doorstep, and it’s international. And if you’re a father of children, really it’s a thing that young people are being subjected to by those who prey upon them.
It’s unthinkable to think about what’s going on out there. So anything and everything I can do, and my colleagues can do, to eradicate this is what I’m interested in.”