By Chuks Nzeh:
A rising Kenyan movie, actress, producer and wife of a popular Keyan musician called Dola kabarry, Connie Kabarry, has said she is willing to partner with more Nigerian Producers to make more movies and Television series that will change the face of movie production in Africa.
She made this known in chat with our correspondent in Abuja at the weekend, where she posited that, “I am presently working on a television series titled ‘After Work’ in partnership with a Nigerian. In Kenya also we are working on another TV series, to show the world the quality of our work, so that it speaks for itself.
Kabarry who is also a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, said ” I have had the passion for acting over the years after watching series of Nollywood movies, and have wanted to act to no avail, but since i started i have worked with Nollywood actors like Nonso Diob, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu and a few others, but i want to do more movies with Nigerian producers, so that we can shoot in Kenya or in Nigeria, because I like the way they are serious with their job.
She said In kenya Tv series sells more than movies though it is not cheaper, but if you have a good story and quality production, it pays very well. I want to see Kenya and Nigeria do more movies together and we are will to work with producers from anywhere in the world because we have to bring the Kenyan Film industry to limelight.
The Chairperson, Association of Movie Producers Abuja, Imabong Abia, said Connie, is determined and she is doing so much to bring Kenyan movies to the fore and we are willing to support her. She has lead Nollywood actors and actresses to Kenya, for a peace concert it was a great experience and we met the Deputy President and they are willing to work with us.
Abia said, Our challenges are making us come out stronger and very soon we will be doing more movies with Kenyans so that more of our movies will be selling in the Kenyan market and that means more money for actors and producers.