Back From Film School, Erica Nlewedim Aims for the Top

Erica Nlewedim

Vanessa Obioha

Having spent the last few months in Met Film School in London, Nollywood actress, Erica Nlewedim is back in Nigeria and ready to take the industry.

The young model who came into the limelight after her participation in the Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria (MBGN) pageantry in 2014 where she won the Most Photogenic award, made the transition from modelling to acting and has not looked back ever since.

She kicked off her acting career officially in 2015 after she acted in a series ‘Secrets and Scandals’ where she played a leading role. She subsequently starred in a good number of television series and films, notable among them are ‘Flatmates’, ‘Royal Castle’, ‘Being Farouk’, ‘Made in Heaven’, ‘Hire A Woman’ among others.

Speaking to Erica on her studentship and experience at Met Film, she expressed delight as she gushed about heb knowledge learnt.

“The school is right in the Ealing studios where parts of big movies like ‘Doctor Strange’, ‘Two Faces of January’, ‘The Lady Killers’, were shot. We got to experience firsthand how the big budget Hollywood and European movies are produced.

“I learned misner method of acting, improvisation, voice and accent training, monologues, casting and audition techniques. We were taught by the BAFTA (British Academy Of Film and Television Arts) award winning director, Jonas Grimes.

“And I ended my stay by producing my first short film ‘Mercy Mercy’ directed by Emmanuel Donaldson.”

Erica is also an ambassador for some tops brands in Nigeria, modelling for brands such as Nature’s Gentle Touch, Access Bank, Zaron Cosmetics, Jumia Online Shopping Mall, Stanbic IBTC Bank and Travel Beta.