Rapper Ikechukwu has revealed how he got his role in one of the biggest movies of 2016, The Wedding Party.
In the movie, Ikechukwu played the role of Sola Akinyemi, a last minute bestman-decision, who managed to almost wreck the entire event.
In a recent interview with Punch, the veteran emcee said that the role wasn’t his first in acting, but he picked it because of his desire to work with EbonyLife CEO, Mo Abudu.
He said: “The Wedding Party was not my first stint with acting. I was actually in the award winning short film titled, The Wages. I also featured in Gidi Up, Season 2. I also featured in Gbomo Gbomo Express and that was the project that made everyone believe I could act before I became a part of the cast of ‘The Wedding Party.’ I told Mo Abudu that I would love to work with her and when they were auditioning for The Wedding Party, I was called. I auditioned twice and they invited me to be a part of the cast for the movie.”
He hasn’t been really active on the music scene in recent years, but he was quick to clarify that he wasn’t quitting music for acting.
“I don’t see why I should quit music for acting; I don’t even see why it should be considered. I see it as an expansion so I do not have to give one talent up for the other. They are both expressions of the talent God gave me so I cannot even choose which I love the most between acting and music but one thing is for sure; I am not quitting either of the two great talents that I have.”