Media personality and author Toke Makinwa and filmmaker Ifan Ifeanyi Micheal are the cover stars for WOW Magazine‘s July/August edition.
Toke, who stars in Ifan’s latest production, Foreigner’s God also features on a second cover for the magazine as she opens up about her role in the movie and her plans for Nollywood. Ifan, on the other hand, speaks to the magazine about his film and the lessons he’s learned from the set.
Read excerpts from their interview below:
Ifan on Foreigner’s God: The Foreigner’s God is an in-depth story. I consider this movie a challenging work of literature. This is an evergreen classic which will hold fondness to anyone who sees the movie.
Toke on her character: When I was informed of the role by the producer, I went through a series of emotions; fear, doubt compassion. Rape is a huge issue, millions of women out there suffer in silence and being able to stand with victims of rape with my voice is an opportunity I wouldn’t miss in a lifetime.
Ifan on lessons learned from the production: The literary devices in this film broadened my scope of work and also stretched my physical and mental ability. In life it is important that you are finishing another significant level to work on so everything can come out perfect. Foreigner’s God is an eye-opener for me as a producer, the mistakes I couldn’t pick out from my first movie were easily spotted this time.
Toke on what it was like to work with Ifan: He is so talented. Ifan is definitely one to watch out for. He has an idea in his head, you may not see it immediately but once you trust his creative genius, you look at what he has created and have nothing but deep admiration and respect for his vision.
Toke on expecting to see her more in Nollywood: I really enjoyed the stage play and to think stage plays are the hardest, but I put in all I had, fell in the process but everyone loved it. It was wreck nerving but I’ll do it over and over again.