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Monday, September 19, 2016

OC Ukeje to Star In Historic True Life Film On Conjestina Achieng

OC Ukeje will be topping the bill in the story of Conjestina Achieng, the first African woman to win an international boxing championship. is set to hit the big screen soon.





The movie which is set to hit the big screens soon is produced by South Africa's Terri Pheto who co-starred in the Oscar winning film Tsotsi, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom(starring Idris Elba), A United Kingdom (starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike) and Ayanda. It will also be co-produced by Rocque pictures, Story Republic and The Polkadot Factory.  

Starring TIFF International Rising Star, OC Ukeje, the film will chronicle Conjestina's meteoric rise to international boxing success and her subsequent struggle with her mental health which ended her career. 

Commenting on his role, Ukeje said, "I was moved when I heard Conjestina’s story and I said to myself that this is one story I would love to tell. The fact that it’s an international collaboration makes it even better."

The producers are now currently set on an open casting call in Cojestina's native country, Kenya to find an actress to play the part of Conjestina and bring this powerful story of an incredible fighter to screen.

The Conjestina Achieng Story is a co-production between Terry Pheto ( South Africa), The Polkadot Factory (UK), Rocque Pictures ( Kenya) and Story Republic ( Nigeria). 

The open casting call will tae place in Kenya in January 2017

All queries and registrations of interest should be directed to



victoria@thepolkadotfactory.com


16 comments:

  1. My crush for life! Le boo see your rival ooooo

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  2. I Like oc,he is a good actor,he was 2years my senior in secondary school.

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  3. Dayummmm....
    I love this nigga so much
    He can definitely hit it!!!
    😍

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  4. Men, OC you try o! I saw you in another South African movie and was like wow! Bros we are proud of you, please keep the flag flying. Mo' blessings!

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  5. Is he the lead act? If yes will he shave his beard of? I've seen the picture of the conjestina and she doesn't have beard *shrugs*

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    1. Is it that people don't read before they comment or what?!

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  6. I can never forget the movie that me love this guy.WHITE WATER

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  7. I don't have interest in cinema movies, no time.

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  8. In other news, Ronaldo doesn't care cus he has 3 ballo d'or and Ukeje has 0.
    #joefirst

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