"What I Like Most About Nollywood" - Kenyan Actress, Ruth Nulu Maingi

Date: 13-04-2024 9:22 am (1 month ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Kenyan actress Ruth Nulu Maingi continues to make significant strides in the Nigerian movie industry with her recent role in the Nollywood film "PlayBack," directed by renowned filmmaker Lancelot Imasuen. This marks Maingi's second collaboration with Imasuen, following her Nollywood debut in "Family First," where she starred alongside prominent actors such as Monalisa Chinda-Coker and IK Ogbonna.

"PlayBack," which features an ensemble cast including Desmond Elliot, Grace Bassey, and Maingi, has rapidly gained attention since its release last week on Lancelot Imasuen’s YouTube Channel, amassing millions of views in just under two weeks. Maingi's third Nollywood project, a short film titled "Daddy," is eagerly anticipated and is expected to further cement her status in the Nigerian film scene.

Since her acting debut in 2009 as a lead in the TV series "The Team," Maingi has dreamed of joining Nollywood. Her passion for the industry stems from its authentic storytelling and the serious approach to craftsmanship that she observed. “I admire how they take their crafts seriously and how they work so hard to keep their industry growing. I also admire how Nigerians support the industry and encourage the cinema culture in the country,” Maingi shared during a WhatsApp interview with NollyNow.

Educated in Dance and Movement at the Kenya Performing Arts School, Maingi also noted significant progress in the Kenyan movie industry, which has grown from producing only a couple of films annually to over ten. Highlights of this growth include the Oscar-nominated film "Watu Wote," and a stronger push towards cultivating a cinema culture in Kenya.

A prominent figure in African cinema, Maingi has acted in over 40 films, including more than six films in the Africa Magic Original Films Series. She was the lead actress in the Mama Duka Drama Series, which won the AMVCA Award for Best Indigenous Original TV Series/Film East Africa in 2014. Maingi also proudly serves as an ambassador for The African Film Festival (TAFF), showcasing her commitment to advancing film across the continent.

As Maingi's star continues to rise within Nollywood, her journey reflects a bridging of cultural and cinematic ties between Kenya and Nigeria, further enriching the African film industry.

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