3 November 2022
Diiche will challenge your beliefs, Uzoamaka Aniunoh reveals
Diiche star, Uzoamaka Aniunoh has disclosed that movie enthusiasts should expect to question what they already know while watching the Showmax Original Limited series.
Uzoamaka who made her Nollywood debut in 2017 with a role in Rumour Has It, shot into fame with her role on MTV Shuga. The graduate of English and History from the University of Nigeria cemented her place in Nollywood with her acting range. With her role in Diiche, she has further proved that she is in for taking challenging and thought-provoking roles. The actress, who also featured in Nigeria’s first LGBTQ romantic film, said she chose to feature in the show because of how well-written the script was.
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“My first reaction when I read the script was pure happiness. I loved the story and its originality. It was very close to home, and I really liked the spirituality angle. I find the diabolic twist very interesting. I also liked that I got to play an inspector, which is different from anything that I’ve done in the past.”
Due to how well the story was written, Uzoamaka who played the role of Inspector Ijeoma Anene believes that the originality of the story will make the series fun for viewers.
“It has a spiritual angle that we’re sort of familiar with, especially in the East. We’ve had snippets of tales like this in the past, where somebody goes spiritual to achieve something they want. So, I think people are going to watch it and be like, “oh, I like to see that on our screens,” brought to life by people who are deliberate about what they’re doing. They’re going to be fascinated by the story and its originality.”
The six-part psychological thriller follows the story of an actress who becomes a prime suspect in a high-profile murder investigation over the death of Nnamdi, her fiancé (played by Daniel K Daniel). The story unfolds to uncover a mystery 30 years in the making, known to her mother, Kessandu (played by Chinyere Wilfred), that delivers an unexpected outcome.
With a range of cast, the series is directed by James Omokwe, Tolu Ajayi, Fiyin Gambo, and Ifeoma Chukwuogo, and also stars Efa Iwara, Uzoamaka Onuoha, Frank Konwea, Kalu Ikeagwu, and Gloria Anozie-Young.