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Naija Rwanda Connect: Aki & Pawpaw In Kigali Rwanda For Valentine’s Day Comedy & Other Projects
Nollywood super stars Osita Iheme, popularly known as Pawpaw and Chinedu Ikedieze, a.k.a Aki are in Kigali on for a week-long business trip with a plan to launch ‘One Africa Connect’, a project that aims at connecting Africa’s entertainment industry through training and screening actors.
The duo arrived in Kigali yesterday night and are set to partner with Kigali Entertainment Promoters as they look to start the project Rwanda in what they called ‘Naija-Rwanda Connect’, with a target to improve local movie industry.
Prior to the trip, the famously known as ‘Aki Na Ukwa’ are staging a Valentine’s Day Special comedy night today, starting 6pm at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village alongside local comedians Clapton Kibonge, Babou, Mr Fyoo and Joshua.
Thereafter, they will hold a two-day training with people in the movie industry, and others that wish to join where the lucky ones will have an opportunity to act in different movies with the duo and some of top Nollywood actors.
The training will take place over this weekend at Hiltop Hotel, as organizers are working with Rwanda Film Federation for the sustainability of the trainings.
They will return to Nigeria on February 18, and come back in March, for their first drama series called, ‘The Big Tea’, according to Belinda Umurerwa, the Managing Director of Kigali Entertainment Promoters.