The familiar face from the popular ECZ advertisements concerning elections has been building an impressive catalogue of work over the years, having appeared in numerous adverts for telecoms and the banking sector, while also making appearances in award-winning Zambian drama series such as Love Games.
In July 2015, he became the first Zambian to expand into Hollywood and feature in a United States network television show, called ‘My Africa’ on the Africa Channel, promoting the city of Lusaka and Zambia’s image to a viewing audience of 33 million viewers around the world.
Currently, Onechi is co-starring in the ZAFTAR award-winning feature film, ‘Guilt’ premiering on DSTv channel Zambezi Magic in January. The film also features Cassie Kabwita and Owas Ray Mwape. He is also starring in a new and exciting series produced by Global Studios titled ‘Fever’ also launching on DSTv channel Zambezi Magic in February, 2016.
Having acquired an international profile, Onechi is now working toward making that dream possible for all Zambian actors by launching Aardvark Casting Agency International in Lusaka. This global agency has provided work for actors in Hollywood films such as Mad Max Fury Road, Chappie, Captain Phillips, Invictus, etc. For the first time, there will now be a platform for talented Zambian actors and models to be exposed to global acting and modelling opportunities.
“Advancements in digital technologies across the world has changed the way media is consumed. To keep up with the trends, we want to give talented Zambians the opportunity to showcase themselves on the world stage and bring the much needed revenue back into our economy through job creation,” He said.
Innovative youths such as Onechi need the support of all well-meaning Zambians. Our eyes will be glued to the screens to see what he does next.
(Photo Credit – Aurelien Dayde)