ORLANDO MARTINS – Africa’s first Hollywood Star : Dr. Fykaa Caan speaks to Jay Jay Epega


Orlando Martins - Wikipedia

Orlando Martins was a pioneering Nigerian film and stage actor. In the late 1940s, he was one of Britain’s most prominent and leading black actors, and in a poll conducted in 1947, he was listed among Britain’s top 15 favourite actors.

Orlando was a phenomenal actor in early 20th century Britain. He was a regular on ITV in 1958 and starred alongside Ronald Reagan in the Hollywood Epic “The Hasty Heart.”

This clip shows his his Great Niece Jay Jay Epega speaking to Dr. Fykaa Caan about his life and legacy.




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