Sep 1, 2019
This episode's guest is actor Selase Botchway. He is a first-generation Ghanaian.
Growing up in the Arlington area, as a young boy in an African enriched family, Selase became heavily influenced in the Arts, Music, Sports. He performed in several plays, sang in the choir, and participated in the championship comedy team in high school.
After going to college in Iowa, he returned to North Texas fulfilling his dreams as an actor and signed with Linda McAlister Talent and Gill talent in Chicago.
Selase has been in several print campaigns including Lifetime Fitness, Dicks Sporting Goods, Nike Dry Fit, Bose Speakers, Sony, FedEx, and Lays. He's also been a spokesman for Payless Power, Sudden Link Cable, Lennox Air, The Salvation Army, the Texas Lottery.
He's performed on shows including Queen of the South and in movies such as Sense Of Urgency (on Amazon Prime Video), A Man Called John, Hello Henry, TX Zombie War, Zulu 6, and much more.
Selase recently won Best Actor at Rack Focus Final Round 7 in 2018, with his performance in short Film Patient Zero which was directed and written by Issa Currie. Together, their most recent collaboration is a new short called Silent Partner where Selase gets to play a detective named Joel. The film premieres during Rack Focus 9.
During our conversation we discuss his recent trip back home to Ghana, acting, upcoming projects and so much more on episode number 50 of the Avert Your Eyes Podcast! Consider yourself warned...
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