Shanty Town: ‘Someday I Did Not Have My Bath, Smoke 3 Packs To Become “Scar” In The Blockbuster Film’, Chidi Mokeme Shares His Experience (pics & video)

Nigerian actor Chidi Mokeme is currently receiving his flowers from fans and supporters from different parts of the world following his rousing performance in the Nollywood blockbuster, Shanty Town.

The veteran actor and his colleague, Ini Edo, who also doubles as an executive producer on the project, recently had a chat with BBC Pidgin and talked through their processes.

Mokeme mentioned how challenging it was to work his way into becoming Scar, one of the major characters in the production.

The actor recounted going days without having his bath, brushing his mouth haphazardly and even proceeding to go bald all to bring the character to life.

Mokeme said he also had to rely on smoking cigarettes heavily to become one and the same as the character he played.

For the movie star, it eventually became a struggle of sorts to return to his normal self after he finished filming the project.

Edo, on the other hand, addressed the issue of female body displays in the series and how it was all intentional and aimed at telling an authentic story.

Watch them speak below:

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