Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, makes Nollywood debut

Alex Iwobi

Nigeria international and Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, has made his Nollywood debut in a new movie titled Inpadisu.

An official trailer for the film shows the 22-year-old footballer being hunted by mysterious characters after β€œa simple choice changed everything.”

Iwobi took to Instagram to confirm his role in the film alongside award-winning actress, Somkele Iyamah.

He shared the thriller and wrote: β€œShot my Nollywood debut last month. A movie about choices coming soon.”

Following his confirmation, fans took to Instagram to laud the football star’s versatility and expressed their optimism on the quality production of the film.

A statement by his managers made available to Premium Times noted that Alex took time out of his extended break to participate in the movie shoot around Surulere, Lagos.

It was also confirmed that the filming for the movie ended in July before Arsenal training tour for the 2018/19 new football season began.

Iwobi was born in Lagos before moving to England at the age of four. He is the nephew of former professional footballer Jay-Jay Okocha.