For many years, two of Nollywood’s most respected actors have been known for their portrayals of ritualists in movies.
Kanayo O. Kanayo and Pete Edochie have both starred in dozens of films that explore the dark world of occultism, and they have both become masters of their craft.
So, who does it better? Who is the king of ritualistic acting in Nollywood?
It’s a tough question to answer, but there are a few factors to consider.
First, both actors have a natural presence that makes them believable in these roles. They both have a commanding presence, and they can both project an air of menace and danger.
Second, both actors have a deep understanding of the culture of occultism in Nigeria. They have both done extensive research on the subject, and they are able to bring a level of realism to their performances that is unmatched by other actors.
Finally, both actors have a gift for making their characters both believable and sympathetic. Even though they are playing some of the most evil characters in Nollywood, they are able to find the humanity in them. This makes their performances even more powerful, and it makes it easier for the audience to connect with them.
So, who does it better?
It’s a close call, but I would have to give the edge to Kanayo O. Kanayo. He has been playing these roles for longer, and he has a more natural talent for it. However, Pete Edochie is a close second, and he is still going strong at the age of 74.
Ultimately, it’s up to the individual viewer to decide who they think does it better. But there’s no doubt that both Kanayo O. Kanayo and Pete Edochie are masters of their craft, and they have both made a significant contribution to Nollywood.