Rap artiste, Ikechukwu Onunaku shot into prominence in 2006 with his hit
song, ‘My Name is Ikechukwu.’ Fast forward till date and the rapper is
not as vibrant in the Nigerian music scene as he was over a decade ago.
However, it seems the rap artiste has discovered his passion for acting
and like it is for him the music industry, his fan base as an actor
seems to grow with each day especially after his role in the blockbuster
movie, ‘The Wedding Party.’
In a chat with Saturday Beats, the rap artiste made it known that he was
only expanding his horizon
and not quitting music for acting. He said,
“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.
‘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 said.