Popular Nollywood actor, Mr John Okafor, says he is planning to shoot a movie highlighting the evils of xenophobia.
Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, told the NAN in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday that majority of the actors would be South Africans while others would be drawn from Nigeria, Liberia, Kenya, Ghana and Botswana.
He said the script for the movie is being written while pre-production has started.
“I have plans to shoot a film on xenophobia. I will use mainly South African actors who will work with others from Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya and Botswana.
“What I want to achieve in the movie is to turn the table around and help in promoting peace on the long run,” he said.
Okafor also said that the film would be shot on locations in South Africa, Kenya and Botswana.
“The pre-production is on now. The scripting is also on. When I return to Nigeria, we will meet with the directors and technical crew to discuss the effects of the plot.
“When the plot impacts on our thinking, then we would have achieved something, ” he said.
The Nollywood star said the next phase would be to visit the concerned countries for auditions to determine those eligible to act in the film.
Mr Ibu has appeared in more than 300 movies since his debut in December 1978.