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Entertainment of Wednesday, 8 February 2023


Chidi Mokeme and Kate Henshaw's kiss goes viral, netizens in shock

Chidi Mokeme and Kate Henshaw Chidi Mokeme and Kate Henshaw

Nollywood stars Kate Henshaw and Chidi Mokeme have created a buzz online after they shared a kiss in public.

In the video that had made rounds, Kate was seen running into Chidi’s warm embrace, jumping on him and wrapping her legs around him while screaming wildly.

After the two shared the hug, they kissed for a brief second.

The duo they kept saying “too long” while screaming, which indicated that they had not seen in other for a while.

They met on the set of ‘Ruthless’ produced by Vincent Okonkwo and starring Zubby Michael.

Watch the video below:

Not many know the actors have been friends and colleagues for over 30 years, even before Nollywood came to be.

That is why whenever they meet on set, it is usually magical.

Two of a kindAs actors, Mokeme and Henshaw share a couple of similarities.

They both belong to the same generation of what has been termed old Nollywood.

Mokeme started his career as a commercial and fashion model before transitioning to the screen.

Like Mokeme, before becoming an actress, Henshaw worked as a model, featuring in various commercials, including an advert for Shield deodorant.

Also, before joining mainstream Nollywood, the actors tried their hands in the Yoruba genre of Nigerian movies.

Mokeme, 50, and Kate, 51, both speak fluent Yoruba language despite not being from the region.

They have both starred in a couple of films together, including ‘Aiming High’, ‘And to Love and to Cherish’, both released in the early 2000s and a host of others.

There is, however, one notable difference between the actors.

Chidi, in 2012, got married to a Nigerian-American medical doctor, Jean Olumba, with whom he shares a son.

Kate, on the other hand, married Roderick Nuttal in 1999, with whom she shares a daughter. They divorced in 2011.

ReactionsReactions from Twitter users show that the majority of them understand the kiss, even though there are a few doubts.