|Oghenekaro at Emina Castle, Ghana|
Pretty and fast rising Nollywood actress, Oghenekaro Itene recently returned from Ghana’s Ghollywood, where she dazzled in two big budget movies that would soon hit shelves internationally.
In a hearty chat with SHOWBIZPLUSng, the Delta State-born actress, who is also an international make-up artist, disclosed that her recent trip to Ghana for movie productions was fun filled and memorable.
“I just came back from Ghana, where I shot several movies back to back. My locations experience in Ghana has really opened my eyes and enriched me more as a budding thespian. Some of the movies I shot had working titles like: Our Community School, What Life Took From Me among others.
My visit to Elmina Castle, the defunct home of slave trade in Ghana was so touching and emotional. It made me appreciate life and human beings more, especially loved ones. In fact, I cried when the tour guide was telling us the inhuman stories of slave trade in Ghana and how captured women were dehumanized, raped and killed. I will be going back soon to complete the other productions waiting for me in Ghana.”
Meanwhile, Oghenekaro, who shuttles between Nigeria and South Africa, has revealed that she has been chosen as the anchor of a new TV programme, ‘African Undiscovered’ that would be aired on cable stations across Africa.
“African Undiscovered is a documentary reality traveling magazine programme that is aimed at digging deep into African cultures and histories. And I’m delighted to be chosen as its anchor for West Africa.”
Some of Oghenekaro’s popular Nollywood movies since her arrival, a couple of years ago include: Shattered Mirror, The Riches In-between the Lines and Lincoln’s Clan, a collaborative soap involving Nigeria and South Africa. See photos of this beauty below