There is a popular television commercial playing in Nigeria starring Hollywood actor, Hakeem Kae-Kazeem and I always have cause to smile when he says at the end, ‘abi?’ He is one who is proud of his African roots and we are proud of him.


From Blockbusters to the primetime small screen Hakeem Kae-Kazim has made his impact in the world of entertainment and has worked alongside many industry greats.  This talented actor gained international notoriety for his wonderful portrayal of George Rutugunda in the Oscar nominated film Hotel Rwanda, which led to leading roles in the TNT movie Librarian 2; opposite Noah Wyle, and The Triangle opposite Eric Stoltz and Sam Neill.  Enjoying playing feisty and exciting characters, Hakeem’s list of impressive credits include Pirates of the Caribbean IIILostCane with Jimmy Smits, Law & Order: SVU with Mariska Hargitay, The Triangle with Sam Neill, The Librarian with Gabrielle Anwar, X-Men: Wolverine with Hugh Jackman, The 4th Kind alongside Milla Jovovich and Darfur with Billy Zane. Hakeem is often recognized for his recurring role as Colonel Dubaku, through which he wowed audiences with his stunning performance in 24’s’ Season 7, and in the prequel movie Redemption.

Hakeem both produced and starred in Black November with Mickey Rourke and Kim Bassinger, as well as the award winning film Man on Ground and Last Flight to Abuja.  His distinctive voice has also been shared in many popular video games including HaloCall of Duty and The Bourne Conspiracy.

Hakeem is well loved for his TV work, which recently has included many primetime shows including Human TargetCriminal MindsNAVY NCISLaw and OrderCobert Affairs and Strike Back.

Hakeem’s latest films Half of a Yellow Sun and A Chance of Rain, are set to be released soon and his role as Mr Scott in Michael Bay’s exciting and much awaited new series Black Sails with be premiering in 2014.

Watch Black Sails trailer below:

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