Each year a new class of Nollywood standouts’ shocks and moves us with memorable performances, often eclipsing the A-listers they appear alongside. And 2021 is no different.
Emmanuel Igboke is kicking off what we are sure to be extraordinary career in acting and modelling.
Xphrame Media introduces you to the
future resident of the red carpet.
The multitalented African film actor, dancer, storyteller and producer, Emmanuel Igboke considers himself as one who is going to make a notable pathway in the entertainment industry.
Over the years, Emmanuel has taken up jobs in different strata’s but found out that finding your place in a creative circle is born from a relentless effort. At first, it feels like all the doors are closing on you and you find yourself pushing harder than you should. And in all this, there are the doubters, some of them way more than can be imagined.
However, through it all, Emmanuel found a niche, positioned himself for opportunities that has now launched him on a career path that knows no bound.
The actor turn producer was born October 10th in Enugu state, Nigeria.
Like most kids from the eastern part of Nigeria, the street was where he learned most of his lessons, this is not to say he did not have a compact family that poured oil into nurturing the goodness out of him.
Inspired by John Boyega, Ice cube, Michael B Jordan, Shamier Anderson, Viola Davis and Daniel Kaluuya; the Enugu film academy trained actor found a way to move with his career from the shores of Nigeria to Canada. Anyone can attest that it is difficult to swing such yet; Emmanuel was able to manage his way through.
The creative mind has starred in numerous films, danced on several stages and has carved a niche for himself in Canada’s entertainment circle.
Emmanuel is an epitome of inspiration, strength, faith, and determination, the decision to follow his heart provided Emmanuel with the inspiration to start his career after winning best dancer award from Ebonyi state university.
His acting career started in Nigeria when he landed his first acting role in 2015. Since then, He has played lead roles in several movies. They include: No minorities, Beyond the pale, Tori ola, Sisters et al.
Recently, Emmanuel debut as an Executive producer/producer in his new film ‘Crosses’ a monumental piece of art. Emmanuel assembled crew members from all over the world to create a formidable team in putting this piece together. Crosses- is a film that tackles secrecy and how it destroys trust, love and bond in a society.
This film will be released in the year 2022
Not one to rest on his success, Emmanuel Igboke plans to produce more films and make his production house a home to upcoming actors, giving them the opportunity to show their talent and grow creatively while at it.
Emmanuel does not aspire to be just an actor or producer. He wants to be an aspiration who lives his life based on a quote: Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
Unlike every actor that struggle to find their place in the industry, Emmanuel has had his own fair share of things. From going to auditions, making your mark among notable actors, and not just that; the rumor's that come with it.
Recently, Emmanuel had his own fair share during the shoot of Crosses and people tagged him as one of the producers who decide to use their girlfriends on a project and others said, he is one of those producers who date their actors. For a man that is just trying to create opportunity for actors like himself.
Emmanuel can be reached on his Instagram handle @officialemmanuell
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