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Nse Ikpe-Etim Stars in South African film, Shushh

The Mr & Mrs actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, is currently in Cape Town, South Africa, shooting the film SHUSSH.

Shussh is a movie based on the novel, Whiplash by Tracey Farren. In this movie, Nse plays Madeleine, a refugee who comes to South Africa after suffering horrific war-time in the Congo. She forms a close bond with Tess, a young sex worker whose life is in turmoil.

“Shussh is such a piercing story and it haunted me for days,” said Ikpe-Etim. “A chance to bring Madeleine to life is truly humbling because there is always that one thing which you know has killed your will to die, for death would be far too easy.”

The film is directed by Meg Rickards, who co-directed the award-winning documentary 1994: THE BLOODY MIRACLE. “We are delighted that Nse Ikpe-Etim is going to make her South African debut on SHUSSH,” said Rickards. “She is an extraordinary artist, with subtlety and emotional range. I feel privileged to be working with her to tell a story about breaking the silence around the abuse of women and children – endemic in so many parts of our continent.”

Nse Ikpe-Etim is one of Nollywood’s most sought-after actresses and we are not surprised that she got this deal to do Shussh, and this is her first South African project. She will be joining the rest of the team in an outreach project to accompany the film’s release in 2016.

Nse Ikpe-Etim’s has other projects at hand and one of which  is A HOTEL CALLED MEMORY by Akin Omotoso (MAN ON GROUND, TELL ME SWEET SOMETHING). This is currently in production. In the film Ikpe-Etim plays Lola, a recently divorced woman who meets and falls in love with the charismatic Femi while on a business trip. At the end of the trip they part, but Lola wants more and she follows Femi to Cape Town where he lives, hoping to rekindle the fire.

Ikpe-Etim will also soon grace the screens in STALKER, a thriller by Moses Inwang in which she plays Kayla, a stylist who will stop at nothing to please her clients.

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