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Wanted: Aki and Paw-paw @ AFRIFF


Aki and Pawpaw

Top Hollywood actor and musician,  Malcolm-Jamal Warner left Nigeria an unhappy man last Sunday.
He was one of the guest stars that graced the film festival.
Warner could not hide his disappointment , especially when it was obvious to him that he was returning to his base in America without achieving his desire to meet with the Nigerian diminutive actors, Aki and Pawpaw (Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme).
Best known as Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show, and  Rockmond Dunbar whose roles as Kenny Chadway on the Showtime television drama series “Soul Food’ stood him out, Warner expressed his disappointment this way, “I looked forward to meeting with Aki and Paw-paw but unfortunately, they did not attend the event. I would loved to see them face to face.”
Warner actually had swell time, while the festival last ed. He confessed, “ I’m enjoying myself here. Africa and indeed Nigeria is cool.” Mid-way into the award night, the actor-turned musician was given a Nigerian name, and also, the freedom to chose a wife from the host state.
The guest-star said, he was in Nigeria to flag off a collaborative venture with Nigerian film makers and actors.

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