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BRITISH-NIGERIAN AWARD WINNING ACTOR, WALE OJO JOINS CASTS OF AFRICMAGIC’S HIT SOAP OPERA, TINSEL!

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Charismatic, charming,
well-spoken and gentleman extraordinaire; he is popularly known for
his television series MEET THE
ADEBANJOS
, the hit TV series which depicts the
hilarious lives of a Nigerian family living in London; the show
which has won several awards and is popular in Nigeria, Uganda
Rwanda, Ghana and Great Britain, is the third most watched comedy
show

in South Africa. Wale Ojo is no stranger to DStv audiences
and film enthusiasts. Now on the hit TV soap opera Tinsel, Wale Ojo
plays Nosa, a well-known established comedian and a lawyer by
training; known for uttering outrageous truths and taking positions
that go against conventional wisdom, but always with a grain of
truth in them. Nosa, is a well-travelled, well-educated and well
informed but a very street savvy Nigerian with humble roots which
makes his materials as a comedian well thought out and informed.
Soon coming to the realisation that he wants marriage and children,
he embarks on a mission to find a partner but soon realises that as
a result of his fame and his many unsuccessful romantic
relationships in the past due to his battle with bipolar disorder,
Nosa faces difficulties selecting the right partner, but will soon
be romantically linked with the most unusual Tinsel character.
AfricaMagic audiences will see Wale Ojo bring his craft and talent
as a trained actor to DStv viewers come July 7th, as his onscreen
character, Nosa comes to live on Tinsel. Wale Ojo’s career as an
actor spans well over thirty years, bringing to Tinsel all the
grace and expertise of a TV, stage and film veteran. Starting his
acting career as a child prodigy and child star on Nigeria’s first
television station in the very early 80s while turning into a
professional actor at 21 in the United Kingdom, starring in both TV
and stage productions.

20140704-112540.jpg Speaking on the new addition to the Tinsel casts is
the Regional Director, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu “AfricaMagic is very proud
of Wale Ojo’s addition to the fantastic Tinsel line up, which
further reiterates our commitment not only to identifying and
developing new talents but also working with the best in the TV and
film industry and this is as a result of his track record as an
established and professional actor”, adding that “Tinsel fans are
in for a wonderful season with some rib-cracking and A-ha moments”
In 2013 he took home the award for best actor in a film at the
Nigeria Entertainment Awards for his serious but charming role as
Akin in the film, PHONE SWAP, a film which consequently travelled
across the world to Tokyo, Paris London and Berlin, it is to date
one of the most successful films to cross over to an international
audience from Nigeria. He was also nominated at the 2013 AMVCAs for
his role in the same movie. Speaking on his new role, Wale Ojo says
“I am very excited and looking forward to the wonderful challenge
to be a part of the Tinsel train, hoping that with the commendable
gang of casts and crew, we’ll all be able to ride the Tinsel train
to higher glory” and in signing off he urges Tinsel fans to tune in
to the daily soap opera because “Nosa is certainly going to bring
to the screen many hilarious moments laced with a few truths and
plenty of wisdom” Wale can be seen in Oliver Parker’s JOHNNY
ENGLISH REBORN with Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), a Doctor in John
Mcdonald’s THE GUARD, alongside Oscar winner Brendan Gleeson and
Don Cheadle. He has made guest appearances in THE NO 1 Ladies
Detective Agency alongside Jill Scott and played a rebel army
commander in NBC’s THE PHILANTROPIST with James Purefoy. To date,
he runs a yearly festival titled ‘New Nigeria Cinema Day’ at the
British Film Institute in London and is currently set to produce
and direct his first short film titled THE GHOST OF TARKWA BAY. See
more photos of him on set after the cut……

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