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Get the Scoop! OC Ukeje to Star in Historic True Life Film on the First African woman to win an International Boxing Championship, Conjestina Achieng

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Last week, we brought you OC Ukeje‘s story and he told us that his upcoming project ‘The Conjestina Achieng’ Project, click here if you missed it.

OC Ukeje will be topping the bill in the story of Conjestina Achieng, the first African woman to win an international boxing championship and the movie is set to hit the big screen soon.

The movie which is set to hit the big screens soon and was produced by South Africa’s Terri Pheto who co-starred in the Oscar winning film ‘Tsotsi, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ (starring Idris Elba), A United Kingdom (starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike) and ‘Ayanda’. It will also be co-produced by ‘Rocque pictures’, ‘Story Republic’ and ‘The Polkadot Factory’.

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The film will chronicle Conjestina’s meteoric rise to international boxing success and her subsequent struggle with her mental health which ended her career.

Commenting on his role, Ukeje said,

“I was moved when I heard Conjestina’s story and I said to myself that this is one story I would love to tell. The fact that it’s an international collaboration makes it even better.”

The producers are now currently set on an open casting call in Cojestina’s native country, Kenya to find an actress to play the part of Conjestina and bring this powerful story of an incredible fighter to screen.

12 Comments

  1. Agu

    September 19, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    This guy keep winning.

  2. Tosin

    September 19, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    so he’ll play Conji’s trainer?

    • tunmi

      September 19, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      I was looking for the role too. My one issue is where do we purchase these movies for those who are out of the country

    • Nahum

      September 19, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      ??? Tosin you are mad o!!!

    • Tosin

      September 20, 2016 at 6:25 am

      😀

  3. Billionaire in grace

    September 19, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    BN please you put the advert back again. Please dont make us suffer

  4. Awesome

    September 19, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    They never find the main character playing the lead….. Which role is he then going to play that the have to announce before the lead…..

  5. xplorenollywood.com

    September 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    They should cast Lyopita na, isn’t she from Kenya? Or her schedule is too tight? It fits right up her alley.

  6. The Real Oma

    September 19, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    BN, when are you going to finally solve this your navigation wahala nah? Now the Next button is taking me to British Council. Does this mean this problem cannot be dealt with once and for all ni???

  7. Janee

    September 19, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Congrats Oc! I am a big fan. Sky is your starting point

  8. Juanita

    September 20, 2016 at 10:38 am

    OC is BAE.Look at that piece of hot chocolate..

  9. Kunle

    September 20, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Conjestina sounds very.. contispation like. Constipana

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