American actor, Khalil Khain has expressed his pride to movie director Anwar Jamison for allowing him be a part of a great project that is the movie “Coming to Africa.”
The “Girlfriends” actor revealed that when Awar Jameson contacted him to be in the movie, he was skeptical at first.
“Anwar Jamison got in contact with me about the movie. This was something that he created on his own. He told me what he wanted to do. Initially I thought it was a very ambitious, let me put it that way. I’ve been making movies for a long time now. He knew what he wanted to do, we shot half of the movie in Memphis and the other half here in Ghana,” he told Ameyaw Debrah in an interview.
According to Mr Khain, although he was still not sure if Anwar was going to pull the project off, he still accepted to be a part of it.
“I read the script and I though this is nice, this is funny, a good message but still I was like that’s a long shot. So I said sure if I can help come and lets see what I can do help. in the back of my mind I was thinking I wonder if he’ll be able to pull it work,” he stated.
He however added that when he saw the finished movie, he was impressed.
“I’m very proud of him. Not only did he pull it off…when I saw the movie, I just showed it to my mother and she loved it. It’s a small movie but with a big footprint.”
Mr Khain who is in the country for the first time for the premier of the movie told Ameyaw Debrah that when he walked out of the airport into the streets, he felt at home because there were black people everywhere.
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“Coming to Africa” is romantic comedy woven around a Black American man Adrian (Anwar Jamison), a philandering financial executive, who has spent his entire life shunning Black consciousness and chasing corporate success.
Adrian’s brother, Buck (Khalil Kain), is an activist who routinely holds community meetings in his barbershop. After a perfect storm of disappointment and discrimination, Adrian finds himself in Ghana on an amusing adventure where he meets Akosua (Nana Ama McBrown) and finds nourishment for his soul.”