clariceAward winning Kenyan actress based in the United States, Clarice Otieno has starred alongside Africa’s funnyman Francis Odega, famed for the ‘Gerrarahia Mehn’ catchphrase.

Speaking to Word Is, Clarice described what it was like working with him saying,

“The name of the movie is John Boscoe in America. Working with him was great. He is one humble, funny guy. We laughed all through the shoot on set. He uses other funny catch phrases beside ‘Gerarahia mehn’.”

Clarice is not a new face on the Kenyan film industry.

“Besides working in St John’s ACK Pumwani drama/theatre productions, I worked on Krazie Kenyans and Krazie adventures of Chieph which aired on Citizen TV. I also worked on Red Korna formally Redykyulass,” she said.

Since then, she has worked on various TV and movie projects that have earned her accolades from Nollywood and Film Critics Association and Diaspora Entertainment and Recognition (Dear) for Best Actress.

“I was nominated for Best Actress at the Dear Awards alongside some very special and amazing actresses among them Lupita Nyong’o. Lupita is one amazing woman and I look up to her. If she made it in Hollywood then I think us upcoming actresses in Africa have a platform to work extra hard. I couldn’t imagine winning in this category, and sincerely speaking I never even bothered with the award, all I cared about was the fact that I was nominated in the same category as an Oscar winner,” Clarice added.