By CrossRiverWatch Admin
Cross River born entertainer Shan George, is calling for audition for roles in an upcoming film she is set to shoot in Bette language.
Bette is one of the major sub-dialectal groups of the Bantu stock and a sub-group of Ekoi spoken with little variants in 5 political wards in the Obudu local government area and a section of Bendi people in Obanliku local government area referred to as “Bendi-Bette”.
A native of Ediba in Abi local government area of central Cross River State, the singer, actress and filmmaker disclosed this in a short message to CrossRiverWatch.
The message read: ” Shandel Productions calling for a new Movie Audition for a Callywood film…….Are u from obudu in cross river state? Do you speak the Bette dialect fluently? Can you act in a movie? Please come for the Auditions!!! No age limit. Date: Saturday 8th October. Venue :Budyz, Atekong drive. Off Marian road. Calabar. Time 10am. No late coming please. We need at least 200 people of different age range from 3yrs old to 60 yrs old Thanks.
Callywood was incorporated by Governor Ben Ayade earlier this year with Egor Efiok, a Cross River born Hollywood movie mogul appointed director.
The first Callywood production was “Turning Point”, the brainchild of Egor.
It will be recalled that Shan’s most recent work, “One Good Man” which she began shooting in 2015, premiered in Abuja on July 31.
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