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Welcome to the Profile page of Hakeem Kae-Kazim. Find out more about the thespian’s career, endorsements, Net worth, movies, nominations and awards, salaries and earnings, family background relationship and other facts about him.
Hakeem Kae-Kazim is prolific British-Nigerian actor popular for the role of Georges Rutaganda in Hotel Rwanda (2004) a film directed by Terry George, and The Fourth Kind (2009). He was born in Lagos Nigeria on 1st of October 1962.
An account on his Wikipedia profile disclosed that he spent his childhood in Nigeria before he relocated to London with his family.
He has had an undying passion for acting since when he was young, and he has been taking on minor roles in drama since when he was in school.
He followed on his passion and got into Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, to learn professional acting and filming business, at graduation in 1987 he got an opportunity to further his training with The Royal Shakespeare Company.
He started his professional acting career as far back as 1987 when he was featured in his debut movie Coming to America the same year. This landed him a lot of recognition and soon enough he was recognized as one of the biggest black actors in the world at that time.
He came into the spotlight after starring in the Starz television series Black Sails. Another well-received performance from Hakeem is his portrayal as Colonel Ike Dubaku in the Fox TV series 24.
He met Donald Cheadle on the Set of Hotel Rwanda, He opened up his mind that he would love to be in America sone day and, generously, Cheadle handed out his phone number tp Kae-Kazim and in 12 months he landed in Los Angeles, and he was skeptical about putting the call through to him. He eventually decided to call him and asked that they meet for a Coffee.
The coffee invite was declined due to his hurting feet at that time, but he later got an invite to come to Cheadle’s house.
“It was lovely. I didn’t know him as a person, but he was gracious enough to invite me to his house to talk to me about what it was going to be for me as a black man coming into America. He even saw my showreel which must have been so painful. He was deeply gracious.”
It is quite possible that Cheadle can hardly remember this particular story, but for Hakeem, It is a memory that cannot fade away. Working with A-list actors can be very terrifying but Cheadle was very welcoming and accommodating and he had a nice time working with him.
Sam Adegoke another Nigerian played son to him on ‘Dynasty’ as Jeff Colby, both were seen bringing some of the Nigerian roots into the scenes as allowed by the movie writer and it will interest you to see these two Nigerian actors bring Yoruba Live on National TV in America.
More things you didn’t know about Hakeem Kae-Kazim
- His big break came about when he acted the movie Hotel Rwanda
- He came back to Lagos, in 2018 to work on a DSTV comedy Series
- He is looking it at returning to Nollywood to see how he can grow the Industry
- He is 57 years old in 2019, he was born in October 1, 1962.
- He has had associated acts with other prolific Hollywood movie stars such as Ryan Reynolds, Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman and Donald Cheadle.
- .Hakeem likes to be original, he loved to play his Nigerian roots and let the world know where is from which is Nigeria, and trust me, anytime he does that, like speak Yoruba on the show, the scene usually went viral. He is one of the African actors who has to an extent, successfully introduced Yoruba culture into a wider frontal.
- One of his passion is telling African Stories from typical African perspectives and you can see that written plainly all over him.
- He thinks Nollywood needs more movies like that of Akin Omotoso’s “Man on Ground” and “God is African,” saying they are s are perfect examples of African stories told in a brilliant way.
- He is a huge fan of Kunle Afolayan’s October 1, Figurine, Phone Swap, The Bridge. He is not a stranger to Nollywood scenes, he has featured in a couple of Nigerian films such as “Last Flight to Abuja” and “Black November,”
- He got an appointment as the global ambassador for Africa 2.0, a civil society organization helping established and emerging African leaders to further propagate the transformation of Africa.
- If you have seen or played some of this most popular video games: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Final Fantasy XIV, Halo 3 ODST, Halo: Reach, Guild Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, he is the Voice actor for such video games and a couple of others listed below the fold.
- He starred in ”Inale”; Nigeria’s first musical film that went on to earn the Best Sound Track award at The African Academy Awards in Nigeria.
- In an interview, when asked about his most embarrassing moments was as a celebrity; he disclosed that it was on a train when a lady saw him and started yelling excitedly his name and almost all movies he’s starred in.
- He starred in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End as a Captain Jocard.
- He became very popular both locally and internationally after his role as Georges Rutaganda in the hugely successful Oscar-nominated film, Hotel Rwanda.
- He is a graduate of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1987
- Hakeem Kae-kazim’s Net worth stands at $10, 000, 000 in 2019
- Kae-Kazim currently resides in Los Angeles with his family.
- His wife is Bronwyn Kae-Kazim, and they have had three children together.
- His Instagram page has attracted close to 14,000 followers
- He was a brand ambassador for Etisalat Nigeria
Social Media Contacts
|Birthday||1 October 1962|
|Profession||British Nigeria Actor|
|Year 2006||Title The Librarian|
|1999||After the Rain|
|1999||The Secret Laughter of Women|
|2003||God Is African|
|2004||Coming to South Africa|
|2005||Coming to South Africa 2|
|2005||Out on a Limb|
|2005||Othello: A South African Tale|
|2006||The Front Line|
|2007||Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End|
|2009||X-Men Origins: Wolverine|
|2009||The One Last Time (short)|
|2009||Hurricane in the Rose Garden|
|2009||The Fourth Kind|
|2010||Faith and Dreams (short)|
|2011||CIS: Las Gidi|
|2011||Man on Ground|
|2012||Last Flight to Abuja|
|2012||The American Failure (short)|
|2013||Half of a Yellow Sun|
|2015||The Boy (short)|
|2015||Dias Santana (completed)|
|2015||Daylight’s End (post-production)|
|2015||Chasing the Rain (post-production)|
|1987||The District Nurse|
|1992||Double Vision (TV Movie)|
|1995||Hidden Empire: A Son of Africa (TV Movie)|
|1996||Testament: The Bible in Animation|
|1997||Trial & Retribution|
|1997||The Adventures of Sinbad|
|2000||Die Wüstenrose (TV Movie)|
|2000||Animated Epics: Moby Dick|
|2004||Mazinyo Dot Q|
|2004||King Solomon’s Mines|
|2006||The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|
|2011||CIS: Las Gidi|
|2008||Ben 10: Alien Force|
|2010||The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes|
|2011||NCIS: Los Angeles|
|2014||State of Affairs|
|2017||Dragons: Race to the Edge|
|2018||Troy: Fall of a City|
|Year||Video Game Project|
|2006||Guild Wars: Nightfall|
|2007||Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End|
|2007||The Golden Compass|
|2009||The Bourne Conspiracy|
|2009||Halo 3: ODST|
|2010||Final Fantasy XIV|
|2011||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3|
|2011||Saints Row: The Third|