Popular Nollywood actor, Mr John Okafor, a.k.a Mr Ibu, has said that he is planning to shoot a movie highlighting the evils of xenophobia.
Mr Ibu, told newsmen in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday that majority of the actors would be South Africans while others would be drawn from Nigeria, Liberia, Kenya, Ghana and Botswana.
He said the movie is currently in pre-production, and the script is being written by “gifted individuals.”
The actor said the movie will star actors from different countries in Africa, and he will soon embark on the next phase of visiting the countries to carry out auditions.
“I have plans to shoot a film on xenophobia. I will use mainly South African actors who will work with others from Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya and Botswana.
What I want to achieve in the movie is to turn the table around and help in promoting peace on the long run.
The pre-production is on now. The scripting is also on. When I return to Nigeria, we will meet with the directors and technical crew to discuss the effects of the plot.
When the plot impacts on our thinking, then we would have achieved something”.