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Keep an eye on Imanuel Orwi Ameh

Although Imanuel Orwi Ameh has only been working as a professional actor for a year, he insists he has never been an actor before this time. “Acting is the one thing I do that gives me the most satisfaction and fulfilment. It doesn’t make a difference whether I am earning a living doing it. Its how I feel, it’s what I love, that’s what makes me an actor”.

 He graduated with a degree in International studies for Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, and  a Master’s degree in Global development and International Law in Coventry University in England. I pressed to understand what motivated him to abandon the prospects of a career in International development to pursue a career in acting.

“I love International relations. I have always had a keen interest in the way countries relate with each other and how globalisation affects us all, from the ones in high rise building in Modern cities to the ones in beautiful thatched huts in the unspoilt corners of the earth, and I haven’t ruled out pursuing a career in that field, but International development for me is a job, acting isn’t. Acting is my passion. I am an actor!”

Upon graduating from Coventry University last year in July, Imanuel auditioned for and got accepted to a London based drama school where he trained for a year before dropping out to pursue a full time acting career. He made his London stage debut Playing Theseus in Shakespeare’s A midsummer Night’s dream for a limited run in March at the cockpit theatre in London, and was part of the Chorus for Tom Littler’ production of Antigone at the Southwark Playhouse in London which opened to brilliant ****reviews by London’s evening standard, Whatsonstage, Sunday express, among others. He has since appeared in TV and print commercials for Sky arts TV channel, Santander, the Co-operative Bank and many more. He is currently rehearsing as part of the ensemble for an improvised theatre piece ‘empire of the Sun’, a play about the Spanish invasion and colonisation of the Inka empire of South America, opening for a limited run at the Peckham theatre in September. He will also be making a Cameo appearance in a new feature ‘film New Beginnings’ (by writer/Director Christopher Rogers which begins filming in October)

Imanuel maybe a late starter, but he is talented and passionate, and he is of the stock that great actors are made of. Even if he says so himself “I am an actor.” The World should keep an eye out for him, we at Fabafriq definitely are!

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