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Jimmy Jean-Louis Actor explains why he loves the Nigerian movie industry

The actor, who is from Haiti, said he has an admiration for the Nigerian movie industry, which according to him is the most advanced in the entire African continent.

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Jimmy Jean-Louis


Haitian born actor, Jimmy Jean-Louis, has opened up about why he prefers to associate with Nigeria more than some other African countries.

Jean-Louis, in a chat with Hip TV, said he considers Nigeria more advanced than any other African country. That has influenced his choice in connecting with the West African country.

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Jimmy Jean-Louis



He said, "For me, I have always felt the urge to connect with Africa, and if I have to connect with Africa, the leading country in Africa for me is Nigeria."

"Thats the country that has the most potential, power... and thats the one I chose for the past ten years to connect with.

"And moreso, being from Haita, I also have some strong roots, link with Nigeria. Most of the Haitians come from Nigeria, Benin and Cameroon. They came from that side.

"So as far as the culture, tradition... we still carry a lot of the Nigerian tradition with us. So that makes me very close to Nigeria.

"I think my grandparents were actually from here, so there is a natural connection thats here, and I believe in a whole, African cinema should have a better representation.

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Kunle Afolayan and Jimmy Jean-Louis.

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The actor was recently casted in Kunle Afolayan's "The CEO" movie, which is set to hit the cinemas on July 15, 2016.

Watch the movie trailer below.

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