Nollywood actor and popular comedian Nkem Owo has spoken about a very painful subject regarding the death of his younger brother Bartholomew Owoh.
Bartholomew Owoh was one of the three young Nigerians executed by General Buhari for an offence that allegedly did not carry the death penalty. Bernard Ogedengbe (29), Bartholomew Owoh (26) and Lawal Ojuolape (30) were publicly executed by General Buhari.
According to a source close to the Nollywood actor who spoke with Breaking Times, Nkem Owoh and the rest of his family have not recovered from the trauma of the cold-blooded killing of the three young men, particularly their brother and son, Bartholomew Owoh.
The laws of Nigeria at the time the offence was committed did not prescribe the death penalty. When Buhari took over power, he insisted the young men should be executed and they were killed publicly by the firing squad.
According to the source, “Nkem Owoh and his family have not forgiven Buhari for killing their brother at the young age of 26. Every time Nkem Owoh sees Buhari on TV, he weeps bitterly over his brother. He can’t even believe that Buhari has the nerve to seek re-election as President”. Bartholomew Owoh and others were allegedly arrested for peddling cocaine and convicted for that crime.
Nkem Owoh began his acting career began way back in his Primary and Secondary school days. That was when he discovered his talent in acting. He is a born natural when it comes to acting.
Owoh featured in the 2003 film Osuofia, in London. He is also known for performing the song “I Go Chop Your Dollar” about advance fee fraud. The song was featured in the film The Master in which Owoh plays a scammer. The song was however banned by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission. He received the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a leading role in 2008.
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