Usman Uzee acted in Anikulapo

Kannywood actor and producer Usman Uzee shared that he took a role in the movie “Anikulapo” to showcase his Yoruba heritage and language skills.

In an interview with Sunday Scoop, Usman, known for his roles in movies like “Oga Abuja,” “Maja,” “The Voiceless,” and “The Milkmaid,” mentioned that he has never visited his home state of Kwara, despite being half-Yoruba.

He said, “I am half-Yoruba and half-Hausa. My mum is Fulani from Zaria (Kaduna State), and my dad is from Kwara State. However, we (children) were all born and brought up in the north. Actually, I have never been to my hometown, Kwara State. However, I featured in the movie series— Anikulapo: Rise of the Spectre—by Kunle Afolayan, and people will see me speaking Yoruba for the first time in a movie.”


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Working on the blockbuster movie “A Tribe Called Judah,” Usman Uzee expressed gratitude to Funke Akindele, the producer, for offering him the role two years ago.

“First, I must thank Funke Akindele (the producer), because she called me for the job about two years ago.


“While on set, she made sure we (actors) brought the script to life. She assisted all the actors to make sure everything we did on set came out well. I am happy that everybody liked it.”

Usman added that though he was single, he was in a relationship that would lead to marriage. He said, “I am in a serious relationship. She is not based here but in the United States of America. She is a diplomat and wants it (our relationship) out of the media entirely.”


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