Ghanaian actor and fashion icon Elikem The Tailor, has expressed appreciation for favorable assessments of his latest movie Utopia, especially a convincing portrayal of a Ga young man.
He discloses to ENEWSGH in an interview that he had to learn to speak Ga just for the movie. ” That’s the beauty”, he explains, “you learn”.
Directed by Kobby Rana, Utopia sees Elikem deviate from typical roles of the “lover boy”, surviving as a thief and porter on the streets of Accra.He also submits that the message of the story; that live isn’t always a walk in the park is what got him do the film; “I jumped into it because the script was different, and I loved it…it’s better to act roles like this than the other ones”.
Elikem Kumordzie plays Kpakpo, a young hustler who would not be overwhelmed by the obstacles the big city presents. “This be Accra”, he keeps hammering in the film to brother Ataa Skolo (Alphonse Menyo) on how important it is to “hustle”, and not let the cock crow before setting out. Both are on a journey to find their paradise, and sees them engage in criminal enterprise which lands them in major trouble.
Shot entirely in Ga, Utopia also features veteran actor Psalm Adjeteyfio, as well as Irene Opare.
Born Elikem Kumordzie, the Big Brother Africa star asked Ghanaians to expect more of such roles from him as it both excites and pleasantly challenges him and makes people aware that “the hustle is real”. He has also announced that he’s starring in some upcoming movies and series, and admits that acting also helps him to push his brand.
Watch a trailer of Utopia below: