With two productions, ‘Bridges’ and ‘It’s The End’ in tow, Canada-based Nigerian actress, Bukky Abaniwonda, says that she is set to impact the Nigerian movie industry.
Abaniwonda said she decided to return home in order to explore Nollywood and what it has got to offer.
“I’m trying to network with producers and directors in the industry and just getting a feel of the industry from the insiders, what it takes to stand out, to carve a niche for myself. Acting is something I’ve always wanted to do,” she said.
Although she holds a Masters in Finance and works as a Financial Advisor with a reputable bank in Canada, the thespian said acting, to her, is much more than just interpreting roles.
“It’s grown from something I’m just passionate about to a dream that I want to fulfill. It is also an opportunity for me to address a lot of societal issues close and dear to my heart,” she added.
One of the issues she said is of interest to her is the rising incidence of violence against women. “With the advent of social media, more of those cases have been brought to light and, according to the actress; there is a growing need to stem it in its tide.”
Giving an example of ‘Dry’, a movie by Stepanie Okereke, as a flick that addresses societal ill, she noted that her desire is to be a part of productions that could help to give light to some of those issues.
Bukky plays the lead role in ‘Bridges’, produced by Native Media and directed by Rogers Ofime.
‘Bridges’ is the story of a lady who comes from a home that is stricken by poverty because her father walks out on the mother when they were very young because she only had female children. The movie highlights the consequences of our actions regardless of whatever reason makes us do the things we do.