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Watch the Trailer for Alex Iwobi's Nollywood Debut, 'Inpadisu'

The Arsenal and Team Nigeria football star makes his pivot to acting in this upcoming, action-packed film.

Nigerian professional football player Alex Iwobi makes his acting debut in new Nollywood film, Inpadisu, Konbini reports.

The Arsenal and Team Nigeria star recently made the announcement that he's made the pivot to acting on Instagram, where he teased the trailer saying it's "a movie about 'choices' coming soon."

There's only so much to glean from the 30-second clip, but it's giving us a Rush Hour-inspired, kung-fu vibe as we see Iwobi go for a run, take a photo with a fan, then get chased by a mysterious man dressed in black. Not to mention, Inpadisu's poster—which shows Iwobi accessorized with a samurai sword—could arguably be inspired by the poster for 2003 Jackie Chan film, The Medallion.


Title cards appear in between the action-packed clips, stating, "It started as an ordinary day, then a simple choice, changed everything. This August, there is no going back on choices."

Take a look below.

Since there's only a week and some change left in August, we look forward to seeing what Iwobi can bring to the big screen very soon.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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