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Meet The Nollywood Veteran Actor Who is a Professor And a Monarch (Photos)

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The Nigerian's Nollywood movie industry is undoubtedly blessed with many gifted and high profiled actors and actresses. This is perhaps one of the contributing factors to the rise of the its industry beyond the shores of the continent.

The veterans in the Nollywood can not be excluded in the success story of the industry as part of the industry growth and world wide recognition is as a result of their influence and acting skills. Therefore, their role in the growth of the Nigerian movie industry should not be underrated. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Interestingly, a good number of our movie have a quite impressive academic background. Beyond seeing them on screens for entertainment purposes, These individuals have attained many great fits and personal achievements. They have even drawn the attention of many prestigious movie bodies.

The focus of this article is centered on an eminent personality who has categorically distinguished himself in Nigerian's nollywood industry in the person of Prof. Lazarus Edward Ekwueme. One may not be wrong to see him as relatively "unpopular" but he can be placed in the category of the likes of peter Edochie, Olu Jacobs and other notable veterans in the industry. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Unknown to many, actor Laz Ekwueme is a multipurpose career individual who can be seen as an embodiment of knowledge considering his rich academic background. Born on January 26, the distinguished professor hails from Oko, in Anambra state, Nigeria.

With the completion of his secondary education in Nigeria, he went further to obtained several academic degrees in the area of music from the royal collage of music London. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Though he majored in music, Laz also has interest in drama and theater which inspired his active involvement and participation in some African plays and drama and further led to his involvement in professional acting (Nollywood). View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

At a time, Prof. Ekwueme took up the appointment of a music lecturer in the prestigious university of Nigeria Nnsuka after returning to his home country in the early 60"s. The musician later advance his studies at the world class Yale university in America where he still went deeper into music studies and lectured for a while. He is a professor of music studies and has so many music works to his credits. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. The experience and expertise Prof Laz Ekwueme along side other veterans has brought in the movie industry gives him a high rating in the second largest movie industry in the world.

More importantly, this Nollywood veteran happens to be a traditional ruler in the small community of Oko, Anambra state. The monarch has gone far in his acting journey after being featured in many popular movies including the blockstar film "Igodo". In addition, he has received some notable awards from various recognized movie bodies in Nigeria. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

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Prof Igwe Lazarus Edward Ekwueme is a professional musician, skilled author and prolific writer with so much credits to his works in all his career fields whose contribution in Nigeria's Nollywood has made him a major stakeholder in the industry.

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MrChymo · 06/28/2020
He is the Junior brother of Alex Ekwueme
CosmasEzike · 06/27/2020
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