From Playing Adamu in A Tribe Called Judah to Kuranga in Anikulapo Series, Usman Uzee Exudes Versatility

From Playing Adamu in A Tribe Called Judah to Kuranga in Anikulapo Series, Usman Uzee Exudes Versatility

“With the release of the new film Anikulapo: Rise of the Scepter, the spotlight is on both emerging and established actors in Nollywood. One such established actor is Usman Uzee, a talented Kannywood actor who has made an indelible mark on the Nigerian film industry. Usman’s ability to seamlessly blend Nollywood and Kannywood has garnered him accolades and recognition from all over the world.

Born on November 11, 1986, in Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria, Dr. Uzee Usman Adeyemi hails from Kwara State. His educational journey led him to acquire two degrees: one in Political Science and another in English Language from the University of Abuja. Later, he was honoured with a Doctorate Degree in Media & Communications Studies from Iheris University, Togo. His thirst for knowledge extended to studying Special Effects in South Africa.

Uzee Usman’s artistic journey began in 2003 as a make-up artist. However, it was in 2013 that he ventured into film-making, and since then, he has produced several award-winning films that resonate with audiences across Kannywood and Nollywood.

Uzee Usman’s unique talent lies in bridging the gap between Nollywood and Kannywood. His ability to seamlessly navigate both worlds has garnered him numerous awards and accolades. Whether he’s producing captivating films or delivering compelling performances, Uzee remains a force to be reckoned with.

Uzee’s achievements extend beyond Nigeria’s borders. In 2021, he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Iheris University, Togo. Additionally, TAJBank appointed him as their brand ambassador in May 20231. His impact reverberates not only within the film industry but also in the corporate world.

1. “A Tribe Called Judah”

Role: Adamu Judah

In “A Tribe Called Judah”Usman Uzee portrays the character Adamu Judah. This film, directed by Funke Akindele, follows the story of five brothers who must unite to carry out a daring heist to save their mother. The ensemble cast includes other talented actors such as Timini Egbuson (as Pere Judah), Tobi Makinde (as Shina Judah), and Jide Kene Achufusi (as Emeka Judah). The film’s gripping plot, stellar performances, and dynamic chemistry among the cast members contributed to its immense success.

A Tribe Called Judah made history by grossing over ₦1 billion in Nigerian cinemas, solidifying its place as one of the highest-grossing films in the country. Usman Uzee’s portrayal of Adamu Judah added depth and authenticity to the film, leaving a lasting impact on audiences.

2. “Anikulapo: Rise of the Scepter”

Role: Kuranga

In “Anikulapo: Rise of the Scepter”, Usman Uzee takes on the role of Kuranga. This epic film weaves together elements of fantasy, adventure, and African mythology. As Kuranga, Uzee brings charisma and intensity to the screen, contributing to the film’s captivating narrative.

“Anikulapo: Rise of the Scepter” explores themes of power, destiny, and the struggle for supremacy. Uzee’s performance as Kuranga adds layers of intrigue to the storyline, making it a memorable cinematic experience for viewers.

Uzee Usman’s portrayal of Adamu Judah and Kuranga exemplifies his versatility and artistic prowess, leaving an indelible mark on the silver screen.

Both films highlight Usman Uzee’s ability to seamlessly transition between different genres and deliver compelling performances. His dedication to his craft and his knack for choosing diverse and challenging roles have solidified his position as a respected actor in the Nigerian film industry.

Usman Uzee’s versatility transcends boundaries. His dedication to his craft, ability to adapt, and commitment to excellence make him a true gem in the world of Nigerian cinema. As he continues to evolve, we eagerly await more remarkable performances and groundbreaking productions from this exceptional actor and filmmaker.

Usman Uzee’s Notable Films and Roles

  1. “Oga Abuja”: This film, which he produced, clinched the Best Hausa Movie of the Year award at the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards.
  2. “Maja”: Another production by Uzee, “Maja,” secured the title of Best Film of the Year (Kannywood) at the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards and received a nomination in the Best Picture category at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
  3. “Voiceless”: Uzee’s work in this film showcases his acting prowess and earned him recognition.
  4. “Mustapha”: His performance in “Mustapha” further solidified his reputation as a versatile actor.
  5. “Anikulapo: Rise of the Scepter”: In this film, Uzee portrayed the character Kuranga, leaving an indelible mark on the audience.
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