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Get To Know: Hope Olaide Wilson + Kwesi Boakye

September 16, 2009
Kwesi Boakye and Hope Olaide Wilson are the next aspring African actors to break into Hollywood thanks to TYLER PERRY http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/2009/09/14/2009-09-14_perry_cant_do_bad_at_box_office_with_madea.html. BOAKYE (of GHANA) and WILSON (of NIGERIA) co-star as silbings in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself http://www.icandobadmovie.com/#/home which debut nationwide on Friday, September 11th. HOPE as the convincing angry teenager held her own against the all-star cast TARAJI P HENSON, MARY J BLIGE, BRIAN WHITE, TYLER PERRY, ADAM RODRIGUEZ, GLADYS KNIGHT and Pastor MARVIN WAYANS.
The film starts with JENNIFER (WILSON) and her two younger brothers (PUFFY & BIGGIE<- inside joke from Madea) breaking into Madea’s home. Trouble begins when Madea quickly discovers that the kids have been on the street and she sends them back to their heavy-drinking nightclub singer Aunt April (HENSON).  Aunt April has trouble of her own via her abusive married boyfriend but her attitude towards life gradually changes thanks to Sandino (RODRIGUEZ), an Mexican immigrant sent over by her Pastor (WINANS). Check out the full synposis over at IMDB. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1385912/
and KWESI in action via the following clip taken from the film.
“WHEN I GROW UP”
[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZd2KOQde8o]
“KID WHISPERER”
“SMILE”
PERRY has a knack for spotting child stars in the making as evident by the careers of TIFFANY EVANS and KEKE PALMER.
I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF TRAILER
[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssQgta6yjVE]
MARY J BLIGE I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF VIDEO
[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdFOPrkwBT4]
Taraji P. Henson on KWESI & HOPE:
How was it working with the two child actors [Kwesi Baokye nad Frederick Siglar] as well as Hope [Oladie Wilson, who plays a 16-year-old but is actually 22].
They have very bright futures ahead of them. They were the consummate professionals. They were so incredible and uninhibited and willing to explore and go that extra mile. They’re like sponges, because they’re kids. They want to please, they want to do good. We would always forget that Hope is a grown woman. We’d say, let’s go get a drink, and we’d always forget about Hope, because she looks like she’s 14.
Was it hard to be mean to the younger kids in those early scenes?
Very hard, because I’m a nurturer by nature. I love children. Sometimes I wouldn’t be hard enough, and Tyler would come over and whisper some of the most horrible things for me to say to these kids to get the reaction that he needed. And he’d yell cut, and I’d be like, oh my God, I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean it. And they’d be like, it’s OK, we know you were just acting Miss Henson.
[CINEMABLEND]
QUICK FACTS ON HOPE OLAIDE WILSON
Her next film role is opposite KERRY WASHINGTON in LIFE IS HOT IN CRACKTOWN.
Grew up in England and Nigeria.
Worked as a nursing assistant.
Graduated with honors from high school at age 15
QUICK FACTS ON KWESI BOAKYE
Did a voice over spot for HAPPY FEET
Appeared on Ashton Kutcher’s MTV series, PUNK’D
Will co-star alongside RAY ROMANO in the TNT TV series MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE this Summer.
[thanks JAMATI!]

FG2BH-Hope Olaide Wilson- KWESI BOAKYE

Kwesi Boakye and Hope Olaide Wilson are the next aspiring African actors to break into Hollywood thanks to TYLER PERRY. (Isn’t it great to see young Africans getting their due time in the mainstream film industry?)

BOAKYE (of GHANA) and WILSON (of NIGERIA) co-star as siblings in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself which debut nationwide on Friday, September 11th. HOPE  who portrayed the angry teenager named JENNIFER held her own against the all-star cast TARAJI P HENSON, MARY J BLIGE, BRIAN WHITE, TYLER PERRY, ADAM RODRIGUEZ, GLADYS KNIGHT and Pastor MARVIN WAYANS. KWESI added comical relief in each scene he appeared in.

TYLERPERRYICANDOBADALLBYMYSELF

The film starts with 16-year-old JENNIFER (WILSON) and her two younger brothers (PUFFY & BIGGIE<- inside joke from Madea) breaking into Madea’s home. Trouble begins when Madea quickly discovers that the kids have been on the street and she sends them back to their heavy-drinking nightclub singer Aunt April (HENSON).  Aunt April has trouble of her own via her abusive married boyfriend but her attitude towards life gradually changes thanks to Sandino (RODRIGUEZ), an Mexican immigrant sent over by her Pastor. Do read the full synopsis over at IMDB.

Check out HOPE and KWESI in action via the following clips taken from the film.

“WHEN I GROW UP”

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZd2KOQde8o]

“KID WHISPERER”

“SMILE”

PERRY has a knack for spotting child stars in the making as evident by the careers of TIFFANY EVANS and KEKE PALMER.

I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF TRAILER

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssQgta6yjVE]

MARY J BLIGE I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF VIDEO

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdFOPrkwBT4]

Taraji P. Henson with Kwesi Boakye + Hope Olaide Wilson

Taraji P. Henson with Kwesi Boakye + Hope Olaide Wilson

Taraji P. Henson on KWESI & HOPE:

How was it working with the two child actors [Kwesi Baokye nad Frederick Siglar] as well as Hope [Oladie Wilson, who plays a 16-year-old but is actually 22].

They have very bright futures ahead of them. They were the consummate professionals. They were so incredible and uninhibited and willing to explore and go that extra mile. They’re like sponges, because they’re kids. They want to please, they want to do good. We would always forget that Hope is a grown woman. We’d say, let’s go get a drink, and we’d always forget about Hope, because she looks like she’s 14.

Was it hard to be mean to the younger kids in those early scenes?

Very hard, because I’m a nurturer by nature. I love children. Sometimes I wouldn’t be hard enough, and Tyler would come over and whisper some of the most horrible things for me to say to these kids to get the reaction that he needed. And he’d yell cut, and I’d be like, oh my God, I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean it. And they’d be like, it’s OK, we know you were just acting Miss Henson.  [CINEMABLEND]

QUICK FACTS ON HOPE OLAIDE WILSON

FG2BH-Hope-Olaide-Wilson

  • Her next film role is opposite KERRY WASHINGTON in LIFE IS HOT IN CRACKTOWN.
  • Her full name is Hope Adjoko Olubunkonla Olaide Wilson
  • Grew up in England and Nigeria.
  • Worked as a nursing assistant.
  • Her actual age is 22 but she looks younger!
  • Graduated with honors from high school at age 15

QUICK FACTS ON KWESI BOAKYE

FG2BH-KWESI-BOAKYE

  • Did a voice over spot for HAPPY FEET
  • Appeared on Ashton Kutcher’s MTV series, PUNK’D
  • Will co-star alongside RAY ROMANO in the TNT TV series MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE this Summer.

[thanks JAMATI & BLACKCELEBKIDS!]

photos: wireimage.gettyimages

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. February 13, 2010 12:53 am

    this movie is so touching and i love you hope !

  2. 2bchoopla permalink*
    February 13, 2010 5:55 pm

    I co-sign that thought, Kayla.

    I especially love Hope’s role. Kudos to her for breaking into Hollywood.

  3. Amelia Alexander permalink
    February 19, 2010 1:02 am

    Hope I saw you on I can do bad all by myself, and you had me crying thru the whole movie. You are truly a excellent and gifted actress. I love your smile, and hope to see you in many many more movies.

  4. ibukun permalink
    March 1, 2010 1:16 pm

    the truth is you’ve got all it takes within and ‘without” to make it up there…….you really is the hope for hollywood!

  5. Saheed olaide permalink
    May 26, 2010 4:57 am

    Hope is very captivating and interesting actress. I like her, but since we share the same middle name (olaide) i even love her much more. She looks so young even though she is not that young and she is the future of hollywood. Kudos tyler, taraji and kwesi. honorary mention to white, rodriguez, freddy, gladys, mary j, marvin L and the rest of the crew. Great story line and production. Very emotional i almost cried

  6. Jordan Ola permalink
    July 11, 2010 11:42 am

    Hope is a fantastic girl dat is representing motherland we in the media world are proud of her any day

  7. Omome Edovbiye permalink
    September 22, 2010 11:51 pm

    Hope, you did a great job in interpreting your role in the movie “i can do bad all by myself”. Hope to see more of you on the screen and thanks for representing motherland in Hollywood.

  8. November 25, 2010 11:01 am

    Hope keep the flag flying and remain humble.Respect

  9. Tubi Otitooluwa permalink
    November 27, 2010 5:39 pm

    Hv seen the movie ‘i can do bad all by myself’ 6 times now,cant seem to get enough of it. Hope! you were amazing in that movie ur interpretation of Jennifer’s role was spotless. My sis cant get over your acting. Great job Hope, movie crew n Tyler.

  10. Tobi permalink
    November 30, 2010 4:35 pm

    Tyler Perry is da bomb! Keep up d gud Work

  11. Oluwadamilola Olaniyi permalink
    March 17, 2011 7:03 am

    I CAN DO BAD BY MYSELF is a wonderful production.. Miss Olaide you did great, you did take good care of your brothers.. Thumbs up..

  12. Akisanmi oluseye permalink
    March 22, 2011 12:33 am

    Hope,you really did a good job in that piece. I’m really impressed by your success.Better days r ahead. You’re great!

  13. Butterfly permalink
    August 19, 2011 2:49 pm

    It’s Marvin Winans NOT Wayans!

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