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Shanty Town: I didn’t bath, brush for days before going on set – Chidi Mokeme

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Shanty Town: I didn’t bath, brush for days before going on set – Chidi Mokeme

 

Shanty Town: I didn't bath, brush for days before going on set - Chidi Mokeme

Nigerian actor and reality show host, Chidi Mokeme has divulged how he was able to interpret his role in star-studded ‘Shanty Town’, six series movie.

 

The six series movie centred on a  group of prostitutes who want to break free from the control of an infamous kingpin, but soon realize that doing so will be extremely difficult because of political corruption and blood ties.

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Mokeme has proceeded to win the hearts of many fans and garner a wealth of accolades with his portrayal of the kingpin Scar.

 

The actor claimed in a BBC Pidgin interview on Thursday that he had to undergo drastic body modifications and lifestyle changes in order to play his part convincingly.

 

“Some of the body modifications I did to enter into the character of Scar was to shave off my hair and go bald. I also did not take my bath for a few days before going on set so that when they say I should do something dirty, I can do it freely because I know I am not clean. Sometimes I don’t brush my teeth and when I open my mouth to talk to people, they wonder what kind of a person I am,” he said.

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“I don’t smoke but I had to smoke about three packets per day to make my voice sound the way it did in the series.

 

Mokeme also revealed that he is finding it difficult to separate himself from the character Scar.

 

“The character and I have become one and it will take some time before we can let each other go,” he said.

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“Scar and I are struggling with each other on who owns my body. I told Scar that I’m through and that he can go but if I can be allowed to, I will remain as Scar.”