Today on Man Crush Monday, is a dark and handsome young man, whose unique figure in the movie industry at the moment has brought Kannywood and Nollywood together. His name is Uzee Usman Adeyemi popularly known as Uzee.
Uzee was born November 11th 1986 and is an indigene of Kwara State but was born in Kaduna State.
Uzee is a Nigerian actor, film producer, television presenter, and founder/CEO of Uzee Concept.
He is best known for his film ‘Oga Abuja’.
Uzee holds two degrees in Political Science and English Language from the University of Abuja and University of Jos respectively before he proceeded to study special effects in South Africa.
Uzee began his career in 2003 as a makeup Artist in the Nollywood Movie industry in Lagos but became a full time movie producer after joining Kannywood; he went on to win Best Makeup Artist at the 4th African Movie Academy Awards for his work in the film ‘London Boy’
Uzee’s proclivity for fusing Nollywood and Kannywood has seen him won several awards and recognitions including Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2016 National Heritage Award.
In 2013, Uzee delved into film-making and has went on to produce over 20 films including Oga Abuja, which won Best Hausa Movie of the Year at the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards and ‘Maja’ which won Best film of the year (Kannywood) at the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards and was nominated in the Best Picture Category at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
In 2016, he was awarded the Best Film Producer at the 20th African Hollywood Awards.
Uzee is presently the host of Taurarin Zamani, a talk show which airs on Africa Magic Hausa.
BY MAIMUNA BAGUDU