Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Actress Lydia Forson is currently busy in Nigeria on the set of an upcoming movie by Nigerian director, Kunle Afolayan.
Kunle Afolayan, a product of New York Film Academy, is best known for his work ‘The Figurine’, which grabbed 5 awards at the African Movie Academy Awards in Bayelsa State 2 years ago, after getting 10 nominations.
Lydia Forson, on the other hand, is one of Ghana’s professional and celebrated actresses with a reputable history in the filmmaking.

The upcoming movie’s working title is ‘Phone Swap’ and features some of Nigeria’s top actors. Unconfirmed reports say Kunle’s ca
sting team presented names of Desmond Elliot, Saheed Balogun, Joseph Benjamin, Joke Silvia, Jim Iyke and Nse Ikpe Etim and Sam Loco as some of the big Nollywood names penned to appear in the movie.
But Loco mysteriously died just when Kunle was set to start shoot. He hence deprived Lydia an opportunity to make a debut with him.
Lydia, according to a source, left Ghana on Friday evening for the production. She was supposed to have flown to Nigeria a couple of weeks ago but she had to postpone the trip because the production was put on hold to mourn Loco and also find a replacement for Loco’s role.
The production is currently ongoing at a location outside Lagos near Benin border where Kunle built a film set for the production.
Reports say he is using red camera and is also exploring professionalism in all areas of filmmaking.
The movie is Lydia’s second job in Nigeria after her first in February this year.
Indeed, her entry into Nollywood was long over overdue. But the bubbly actress had always said that she was selective with scripts and had rejected a few scripts from Nigeria.
She believes in strong characters and stories that do not only entertain but also educate.
“As an actress, our roles are most often determined by the offers at hand,” she once said.
“It’s rare for us to get the chance to be characters that we truly are passionate about. So I eventually hope to write and produce stories I believe in,” she added.




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