Saturday, November 7, 2009

Jerry Amilo in Ghana to shoot ‘Snitches’

Story by: Dela Ernest
Celebrated Nigerian movie actor, Jerry Amilo is currently in Ghana to shoot ‘Snitches’, his current production already running on Viasat 1.
He will be shooting 26 episodes of the highly educational TV series in Ghana and hopes to unearth fresh talents too.Some big names in the Nigerian movie scene- Hank Anuku, Monalisa Chinda, Segun Arinze and others will also be in the country later to take part in the shooting.

The Snitches story is aimed at opening the eyes of Africans who are seeking greener pastures to the challenges of the world when it comes to racism and drugs. According to Jerry, the whites have used blacks against each other for a long time which is not good and this must stop, stressing that whites pretend to like blacks but it is not true.

Snitches’ also looks at the drug war which the whites first brought to South Africa, then to Nigeria, from Nigeria to Ghana and later to Kenya.
Jerry's first movie, ‘Riches to Rags, Rags to Riches’ was shot in 1987 but he said the movie never saw the light of day. “That movie never saw the light of day because of lack of experience.”

His major movie to hit the industry was ‘Bruno and the law’ which was shot in 1992 but released in 1993. He was the lead actor.

Jerry is a graduate of the University of Lagos, Nigeria, were he obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997.

The multi-talented, multi-tasked personality is an actor, a writer, producer, director and an executive producer and he has earned more than 13 awards for his good works.

With his huge experience, Jerry has trained a lot of film directors, producers, actors and actresses and script writers in Ghana and Nigeria, notably among them is Frank Raja of Venus Films.

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