Arts + Culture
Enyinna Nwigwe. Photo by Maj Delz.

This Nollywood Star Is On a Mission to Become a Master Actor—and He's Well On His Way

As he shares his journey of his rising success in Nigeria's film industry, Enyinna Nwigwe of "The Wedding Party" is one to watch.

For award winning actor and producer Enyinna Nwigwe, pursuing his career goes well-beyond gaining wealth, fame and power—he has a different approach. Despite the obstacles that exist in Nigeria's entertainment industry, the driving force for everything in Nwigwe's life revolves around love, passion and following his heart.

Nwigwe got his start in entertainment as a model while attending the University of Calabar after leaving his home in Owerri, Nigeria, but has since starred in major films like The Wedding Party 1 and 2 (2016 and 2017), Bachelors (2006-2008) and Hollywood's Black November (2012).

Nwigwe first big break came when he was discovered by director Jeta Amata, who then casted him for the film Wheel of Change (2004). Although acting was not originally in his vision, he took a leap of faith and trusted his gut.

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