By Peterking Quaye, for Shout-Africa.com, from Accra, Ghana – Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, facebook page, reveal that she is in Accra, as for what, only time will tell the actress expressed her joy of being in Ghana and sounded so happy to be in Accra.
A reliable source has hinted Shout-Africa.com that she is expected to shot a Hollywood movie in the days ahead along side Ghanaian prolific actor John Dumelo who will for the first time have the opportunity he missed sometime ago be in a Hollywood movie will appear and act with Hollywood Actress Nia Long in this unique Hollywood standard movie project in Ghana.
According a source close to Shout-Africa.com, the movie has brought together a well package production crew from US for the shooting, they crew will be on location for an undisclosed days shooting the movie.
The entire crew with the expectation of the Director, who is an African .The upcoming movie “Ties that Bind”. The Actor expressed that he was excited about his role and describes his Character as “Cool and Calm”. In the Movie, He plays the role of a Husband who is unfortunate to be married to a very difficult wife, but stays determined to make his marriage work. This will be the Director’s probably second biggest project in less two year of her triumphant entry into the Ghanaian movie industry .The budget for her last movie was estimated to 1.5 m US and now for this project budget can be pegged at 2-4 million US .
Turning Point pictures, the company is dedicated to bring real stories of Africa to light through motion picture, and if this is a sign of her commitment to the course, then Bravo Leila.
On the inclusion of one of America’s top actress, Nia Long to the Cast line-up, he had this to say” Nia Long has had a very successful career in Hollywood. I admire her work and, I look forward to a great working relationship with her on set. I am also particularly happy working with Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and, Ama .K. Abebrese who are both recognized as talented Actresses here in Africa”
Nii Long , For 15 years, Nia was instructed by acting coach Betty Bridges, better known as the mother of Diff’rent Strokes child star Todd Bridges. Her first notable role was a three-year stint as Kathryn “Kat” Speakes on the soap opera Guiding Light (1991-1994). During that time, she appeared in movies such as Boyz N the Hood, Friday, and Made in America. From 1994 to 1995, Nia Long played Will Smith’s love interest on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Since then, Long has appeared in leading roles in films such as Soul Food, Boiler Room, and Big Momma’s House. In 2003, she joined the cast of the drama Third Watch where she played Officer Sasha Monroe until the series ended in 2005. She has currently picked up a recurring role on Everwood as Cassie, daughter of Irv Harper.
Nia Long and actor Massai Z. Dorsey have a son, Massai Zhivago Dorsey II, born on November 26th, 2000. They were to marry in June 2001, but ended their relationship before then.
According to our research on the artiste ,she has the following with over 38 tube appearance .she stands very tall among her peers on set at the moment credit . From to Trivias ,including Film List: Are We Done Yet? (2007) ,Big Momma’s House 2 (2006) ,Are We There Yet? (2005) Alfie (2004) ,How to Get the Man’s Foot Outta Your Ass (2004) ,Big Momma’s House (2000) ,Boiler Room (2000) ,The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)
The Secret Laughter of Women (1999) ,Held Up (1999) ,Stigmata (1999) ,The Best Man (1999) ,In Too Deep (1999) and Buried Alive (1990) ,Television List:Third Watch (2003-2005) ,The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1994-1996) ,The Guiding Light (1991-1994) ,The B.R.A.T. Patrol (1986) Trivia:Appears in the video for Kanye West’s “Touch The Sky.” ,Directed Yolanda Adams’s music video for “This Too Shall Pass.” ,Voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the World 2000 by People magazine,Took Third Place by the readers of Black Men’s Magazine for “The 10 S–iest Women of the Year” 2000. Won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 2004 for Third Watch. ,Half-sister of comedian Sommore.
He remarked that, the collaboration of the African Movie Industry and Hollywood for this Project was the best of both worlds and, he remains optimistic that “Ties that Bind” would turn out to become one of the best movies of all times.
Written and Directed by the renowned Leila Djansi, who was recently recognized by the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA), “Ties that Bind” revolve around the stories of three women, Adobea, Buki and Theresa. They come from different walks of life but are bound together by a similar agony; the loss of a child. As Destiny unites them in a small village in Kroboland, the women journey together to redemption, love, life and forgiveness as they renovate a dilapidated clinic for the villagers.