See photos of Scandal’s Tony Goldwyn in Nairobi


Tony Goldwyn having dinner at Number7 Club in Nairobi. Photo/COURTESY
Tony Goldwyn having dinner at Number7 Club in Nairobi. Photo/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Kennedy and Jessica Odede's book - Find Me Unafraid - will form the basis of the script for Goldwyn's movie.
  • KFCB chairman Ezekiel Mutua met with the American actor on July 4 for talks on shooting the film.
  • Goldwyn has also been to the Mathare School for Girls and other institutions in Nairobi.

Hollywood actor Tony Goldwyn, popularly known for his role in the TV series Scandal, is in Nairobi for a new film.

The award-wining actor will be working on a movie based on the lives of Kennedy and Jessica Odede, who run a non-profit organisaton in Kibera slum.

“So honored to be here and see Kennedy Odede’s life changing work!” he said on Twitter.

Shining Hope for Communities (Shofco) works with economically disadvantaged girls to help them fight poverty and develop them as the next generation of leaders.

The two founders wrote a book about their experience – Find Me Unafraid – that will form the basis of the script for the movie.

Kenya Film Classification Board chairman Ezekiel Mutua met with the American actor on July 4 for talks on shooting the film.

“The Board is in discussions with Hollywood filmmakers Tony Goldwyn, Jamal Joseph, Kennedy Odede, Eugene Mbugua, Mwaniki Mbageria among other stakeholders around the production of ‘Find Me Unafraid’ here in Kenya,” KFCB said.

On Friday, the Scandal actor was spotted interacting with Kenyan fans at the popular Kiza Club in the upmarket Kilimani neighbourhood.

Tony Goldwyn with fans at Kiza Club in Nairobi. Photo/COURTESY
Tony Goldwyn with fans at Kiza Club in Nairobi. Photo/COURTESY
Tony Goldwyn with fans at Kiza Club in Nairobi. Photo/COURTESY
Tony Goldwyn with Kennedy and Jessica Odede, KICC chief Executive Nana Gecaga and fans at Kiza Club in Nairobi. Photo/COURTESY
Goldwyn at Kiza in Nairobi. Photo/COURTESY
Goldwyn at Kiza in Nairobi. Photo/COURTESY
Goldwyn with media personality Caroline Mutoko, KFCB chairman Ezekiel Mutua and other film stakeholders. Photo/COURTESY
Goldwyn with media personality Caroline Mutoko, KFCB chairman Ezekiel Mutua and other film stakeholders. Photo/COURTESY

Goldwyn with a fan at Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel in Nairobi. Photo/COURTESY
Goldwyn with a fan at Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel in Nairobi. Photo/COURTESY
Tony Goldwyn (right) with KFCB chairman Ezekiel Mutua (centre) and American scriptwriter Jamal Joseph in Nairobi on July 4,2018. Photo/COURTESY
Tony Goldwyn (right) with KFCB chairman Ezekiel Mutua (centre) and American scriptwriter Jamal Joseph in Nairobi on July 4,2018. Photo/COURTESY

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