Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Just call him Chewy

My Blog subject today is Chiwetel Ejiofor aka Chewy!
Two weeks ago, I went to see Inside Man with some friends to see what new stew Spike Lee and Denzel had cooked up this time. Imagine my suprise when i saw the name Chiwetel Ejiofor in the opening credits... I started shouting in the movie theatre ... well not really shouting but internally i was screaming but i digress.

I was excited for two reasons - 1. He is Nigerian
2. Two weeks ago on Movie Central, I started but didnt finish Dirty Pretty Things. Now, this movie has to take the award for the grimiest movie ive watched in a long time! It was grimy but good - it was about an illegal Nigerian immigrant in London who is a Medical doctor but because of his illegal status - he is forced to do all kinds of 'gburu' and odd jobs. His boss/ manager at the hotel where he is the front desk receptionist, concierge, bellhop et al is involved in body parts trafficking and 'Okwe' is blackmailed into being involved. This manager will buy parts/ organs (hearts & kidneys) in exchange for a passport i.e. illegal immigrants who go to him can give him a kidney and he'll give them the British passport however, these 'surgeries' were not performed in a hospital! They were either done in the patient's houses or maybe in one of the hotel rooms and of course the manager would sell these parts for some ridiculous amount of money. 'Okwe' (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was now blackmailed by his manager on account of his status in the country to patch up any of these surgeries gone wrong and if im not mistaken to even perform some others. I didnt finish watching but i know it was a good watch :)

Anyways back to Inside Man, Chewy was acting right alongside Big Money Denzel and i know its just the beginning of even more FANTASTIC things to come.

Chiwetel Ejiofor
- I troway Salute my brother!

ps i know some people would have seen him in Amistad or Four brothers or even Love Actually but i didnt see him in those movies ...i plan to look for him in the nearest future!


At 12:59 PM, Blogger Dilch said...

Hey, Chiwetal has been around for ages. He's Nigerian but he grew up in London, and just moved to New York. I know all this stuff about him because my friend Nkem is really good friends with his sister. I keep telling him to take me with him when he goes over there- but oh boy wants to keep his connections to himself. But I definitley agree with you - chiewetal is HOT

At 7:59 AM, Blogger Onada said...

@ dilch - you've got to hook us up oh!!!

At 9:43 AM, Blogger ToyinE said...

@ dilch... maybe Nkem can ask his sister for his personal email address so I can send him a small note being that im pretty close to NY abi?? Does that sound borderline stalkerish??

At 5:03 PM, Blogger Biodun said...

Yeah he sure is a hottie...n I am smitten!


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