My most difficult role was in ‘A Tr!be Called Judah’ – Actor Uzor Arukwe

Nigerian movie star, Uzor Arukwe has revealed that his character in box office grossing film, ‘A Tr!be Called Judah’ is his most difficult role since he joined the industry.

Arukwe, who plays Chidoke, an Igbo businessman and money launderer, said executing the role in the film was challenging because he had to consciously use the Igbo man’s dialect and enunciation of R and L-Factors.

My most difficult role was in ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ - Actor Uzor Arukwe

The Nollywood actor made this known while having an interactive session with fans on microblogging platform, Twitter now known as X.

A curious fan asked; “The most challenging role you have ever played?”

Arukwe replied; “A Tr!be Called Judah because I had to consciously replace the L word with the R word, to make it feel natural & believable.”

Quoting his tweet, producer of the movie, Funke Akindele lauded him saying; “And you nailed it. Well done bro. Thank you too”.

Meanwhile, in another news…

Uzor Arukwe recently disclosed that was a time in Nollywood when filmmakers picked actors for roles based on the number of their followers on social media.

He said as at when he started newly in the industry, mass social media followership and influence was one of the prerequisites for thespians to get movie roles from some producers.

He made this known in a recent chat with Pulse as he noted that people with talent were offline sidelines for those who had many followers on platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

Arukwe said; “I remember all so clearly when I started. It was a big problem for me. There was a time in this industry when it was mostly about Instagram and Twitter followers, and stuff like that.

I didn’t understand it but knew it was something I had to be at peace with, because a production house wants to hire you and they’re looking at your numbers. ‘But can he act?’ That is the question I always ask. But there are some people who are blessed who are fantastic actors who have numbers and they’ve been doing well.”