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Nollywood alert: Exclusive interview with Thompson Ukeki

LAB caught up with one of Nollywood's actors and producers Thompson Ukeki, who is evolving a brand in the movie industry and has been on the block for 19 years. He has an Oyo State project too. Enjoy excerpts from our chat with him

PLEASE WE'D LIKE TO KNOW YOU:

My name is Thompson Ukeki, a native of Uromi LGA in Edo State. I was born and bred in a christian Nigerian family.
YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
I attended Uzogholo Primary School, Ewu Grammar School but finished up my Secondary school at Idoa Grammar School Ekpoma Edo state…and studied at the Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY:

More than 19 years

PLEASE CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR UPCOMING SHOW

The Oyo State Super Star 2013 is the brand and it comprises of varieties of comedy, music, and dance. It's a competition put together to satisfy the cravings of both young and old talents.

Firstly, there will be a big audition package in Oyo State to relieve work stress and other side attraction. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO CONTESTANTS
1st Prize: A One year recording contract with promotion as Oyo state super brand. 2nd prize: An album recording contract. 3rd prize: A 6- track studio recording. Also through this event we aim at re-directing the vigour of Oyo State youths in order to help them become more focused about fulfilling their dreams snd aspirations.

HOW CAN ONE PARTICIPATE

Pay the sum of #3000 to get the registration form, submit with 2 passport photos. The purchase centres are at Diamond FM, University of Ibadan, Theatre Art Department, University of Ibadan, Music Department Polytechnic Ibadan, Photobiz studio adjacent Jamb Office Agodi, GRA Ibadan.

WHEN IS THE AUDITION DATE AND WHERE IS THE VENUE

Date: Oct 2013
Time: 10am
Venue: University of Ibadan and also at Victoria Hall, Sanyo Ibadan
Event is approved by the Oyo State Govenment, and fully supported by Oyo State Tourism Board. Sponsors are Ololade Olamide Ventures, Adfoldam Ltd, IBConnect, Acada, The Champs, Photobiz, Notjustok.com, Naijaloaded.com, Reportnaija.com, Mp3recharge.com, Timikore.com, Multichoice(DSTV), R-QUB Entertainmemt, and Logos Audibles. About my movie career. I started acting when I was in Primary school, through my Secondary school. Afterwards while at the University, I met Mr. Wisdom, who is now my Producer. He has come to our school to shoot a movie when we met.

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