Shanty Town, the new Nollywood show that just came out on Netflix and has been the talk of the town, is still a big deal.
Mercy Eke told us more about who she was and how she felt when she found out she was a prostitute (ashawo).
Four-star BBNaija season cum Mercy Eke, a Nollywood actress, has discussed her feelings after learning she would be playing a “ashawo” character.
Shanty Town, the newest Nollywood production to appear on Netflix, is still very much the topic of conversation.
Mercy Eke, a reality TV star turned actor, provided further insight into her persona and how she felt upon learning that she was playing a prostitute in a recent sit-down interview with Nollywire (ashawo).
Mercy Eke described her as follows:
“Jackie is a promising sex worker [laughs] There is no way you will put it. Jackie is a sex worker that got herself mixed up with Scar and got herself entangled with things that are not her business.”
She explained how she felt when she learned who she would be playing, saying:
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“I just said to myself you just have to be Jackie and play Jackie. It was a sweet character, like it’s something everybody can relate to in our society today. Everybody can totally relate to Jackie. So when I read the script, I was like it is what I can do. Yeah, let me just go and show my acting skills with Jackie.”
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