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#BNMeetTheStar: Obi Maduegbuna Talks Working With Dr SID & His Character Demi in “The Order Of Things”

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Featuring an all-star ensemble comprising Obi Maduegbuna, Timini Egbuson, Temitope Olowoniyan, Binta Mogaji, Di’ja, Dorathy Bachor, and Lilian Afegbai, Dr SID‘s directorial debut “The Order Of Things” centres around Demi (played by Obi Maduegbuna), a nerd looking for love in Lagos. His brother Tunde (Timini Egbuson) has a defined age for every milestone event in his life. Now 30 and ready to marry, his mother fiercely disagrees until his socially awkward older brother Demi gets married first. Demi has always been first in everything, she adds. Demi decides to find a wife so he won’t get in Tunde’s way.

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But what calibre of women will Demi find on his marital quest? How far would he go for love?

For #BNMeetTheStars June story, I sat down (figuratively) with Obi Maduegbuna to talk about his acting career and what it was like on the set of “The Order Of Things.”

First things first, Lets talk about you. Who is Obi Maduegbuna?

Obi Maduegbuna is a classically trained actor, VO artist, and producer who hails from Anambra State.

Your acting career, how did it start?

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Ive always been interested in films from an early age. When I was a teenager, I used to write my own short stories and novellas. Whenever I watched films, I would get inspired to write. I often wondered how films were made. I would stay up late at night watching all the behind-the-scenes footage of my favourite films. Around the end of my secondary school, I decided I wanted to be a part of the film industry, and so my journey into acting began when I enrolled in Drama School. First, I did a foundation course at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and then a 3-year degree at East 15 Acting School in the United Kingdom.

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What was your process of getting into the character of Demi?

It was a very interesting process. I think the first thing was studying the script and doing a proper character analysis. I had to understand who Demi was, why he made certain decisions in his life and what made him tick. I also had to do a lot of research into the world of video games, understanding all the video game lingo, which is something I wasnt familiar with. Oh, and make me enjoy drinking orange juice.

, #BNMeetTheStar: Obi Maduegbuna Talks Working With Dr SID & His Character Demi in “The Order Of Things”, GlitzEmpire

Your co-stars, Timini Egbuson, Binta Ayo Mogaji, Tope Olowoniyan. How was it like working with them?

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They were all great to work with for various reasons. I remember being nervous on my first day when I arrived on set. I then went over my script with Timini and there was just something about his energy and working with him that gave me confidence and thats how I carried on till the end of the shoot. Tope has great vibes. We got on very well right from when we met, except when she was always trying to tickle me on set (Yes, I can be ticklish and she found out my weakness lool).

As for Auntie Binta, It was very easy. It felt like she was my real mum. I enjoyed the stories she would tell me on set. I learned so much from working with her as a person and a thespian.

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Working with Dr SID?

Its very rare when you find a director like Dr. Sid. When I first heard he was directing the film, there was an element of doubt in me. I wont lie, I knew him as an artist first, but when I sat down with him and he shared his vision of the film with me, then I finally got him. He let me do my thing on set and always gave me good notes. He would go through scenes with me thoroughly before we shot them. He is a great director, and I hope this is just the beginning of our relationship.

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, #BNMeetTheStar: Obi Maduegbuna Talks Working With Dr SID & His Character Demi in “The Order Of Things”, GlitzEmpire

Who are some of the actors that youve worked with that have had a profound influence on you?

There are so many. I remember working with Chioma Omeruah some years ago, and we were doing improv for a scene. Just watching her work was amazing. Oh, comedy is not easy like that. There is a technique to it. I learned so much working with her.

Demi is such an interesting character. Im sure there are a couple of things you like about him

I like Demi. He doesnt like wahala. He just keeps to himself and plays his video games and drinks his orange juice. I think despite his awkwardness, deep down he means well and I can relate to him.

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, #BNMeetTheStar: Obi Maduegbuna Talks Working With Dr SID & His Character Demi in “The Order Of Things”, GlitzEmpire

Youve been featured in various films and series. What has been your favourite role? And Why?

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Besides working on “The Order of Things,” Ive had the most fun working on “Money, Men, & Marriage,” produced by Temidayo Makinjola. That was a great set to be in, and everyone was lovely. I think that was the first time I had worked on a set, shooting scenes featuring my character back to back. I learned a lot on that set. I also enjoyed working on “Otiti”, which is an independent film I shot last year thats currently showing at the Brazil African Film Festival directed by Ema Edosio. She is another director that I would love to work with in a heartbeat. She challenges me and scares me in a good way to bring out my best on set.

Lets project into the future. Where will the next 5 years find you?

By God’s grace, I will still be alive and well, following my dreams and acting in great projects both in Nigeria and overseas. I want to go into producing and featuring in projects that I have created. I have things Im currently working on at the moment that I would love to see come together.

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Any fun facts about you that people dont know about?

Well, Im a cinephile. I love films and know a lot of random information about them. Thats all I got.



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“My behaviour was unacceptable” – Will Smith Apologises to Chris Rock in New Video

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Will Smith has finally addressed the altercation he had with Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars and the present situation between the two parties.

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The “King Richard” actor caused a stir at the event when he hit Chris Rock onstage after he made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith‘s appearance.

He shared a video entitled Its been a minute, on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, addressing the matter directly. Answering questions that were posed to him, the first question raised was about why he didn’t apologize to Chris Rock in his Oscars acceptance speech for Best Actor. He answered, “I was fogged out by that point. It’s all fuzzy.”

I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk, and when he is he will reach out. So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behaviour was unacceptable, and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.

Will Smith also apologised to Chris’ mum, Rosalie “Rose” Rock, referring to an interview she gave after the Oscars saga in which she said that when Chris Rock was hit on stage, she felt slapped as well.

I want to apologize to Chriss mother. I saw an interview that Chriss mother did. You know, that was one of the things about that moment I just didnt realize. I wasnt thinking about how many people got hurt in that moment. So I want to apologize to Chriss mother, I want to apologize to Chriss family, specifically Tony Rock. We had a great relationship. You know, Tony Rock was my man. And this is probably irreparable.

He went on to say that he has spent the last three months replaying and understanding the nuances and the complexities of what happened in that moment and while he says he wont unpack all of that now, he says that there is no part of him that thinks it was the right way to behave.

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Deyemi Okanlawon takes us on his Nollywood Journey in this Episode of “Inkblok’s Meet & Greet”

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In this episode of “Meet and Greet” by Inkblot Production, Nigerian actor Deyemi Okanlawon takes the hosts and audience on his journey through Nollywood.

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The movie star has gone from being paid little amounts to starring lead roles in blockbuster movies and even having his own signature like his own movie mentor Denzel Washington.

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