In every facet of the entertainment industry, we have Nigerians dominating the space, and the film industry is not short of our magic.
A few weeks ago, it was announced that British-Nigerian actress, Cynthia Erivo will be playing Harriet Tubman in the upcoming biopic. Now, it has been announced that other British-Nigerian actors, Deborah Ayorinde & Zackary Momoh will be joining her in the cast of Harriet.
Harriet Tubman was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in America, as she was the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, which liberated more than 700 slaves. She has been honoured several times by historians, and is even set to be on the face of the 20 dollar bill.
The upcoming biopic follows Tubman's incredible and inspiring journey — specifically her escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity.
Erivo will be playing the titular character, while Momoh (Seven Seconds) will play her husband. Girls Trip star, Ayorinde's role is yet to be disclosed, however, we're really looking forward to seeing what we're sure will be fantastic performances from all of them.
Filming on Harriet will begin next month, and we're keeping our eyes peeled for more information!