Shanty Town is a multi-lingual Nigerian thriller, drama that stars Ini Edo, Chidi Mokeme, Nancy Isime, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Peter Okoye and Richard Mofe-Damijo, among other cast members.
Nigerian actor, Chidi Mokeme has talked about how he was able to pull of his act in the six-part television series.
Chidi Mokeme has won the hearts of many fans after his portrayal of the kingpin Scar.
Chidi, in a BBC Pidgin interview on Thursday talked about the drastic changes he had to undergo, plus extremes in order to play his part.
Some of the body modifications I did to enter into the character of Scar was to shave off my hair and go bald. I also did not take my bath for a few days before going on set so that when they say I should do something dirty, I can do it freely because I know I am not clean.
Sometimes I don’t brush my teeth and when I open my mouth to talk to people, they wonder what kind of a person I am.
I don’t smoke but I had to smoke about three packets per day to make my voice sound the way it did in the series.”Chidi Mokere
Controversial six-part series Shanty Town is available on Netflix.