16-year-old Nigerian actress to play lead role in ‘Karate Kid’ remake

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16-year-old Nigerian actress to play lead role in 'Karate Kid' remake


A 16-year-old Nigerian-born American actress identified as Damarea Ogbuewu has been assigned to feature as the lead character in the remake of the popular international movie, Karate Kid.

According to a source, Damarea was selected to feature in the lead role after Hollywood actor Jaden Smith who played the role of Dre Parker in the 2010 version of the Chinese movie failed to reprise his role following his father’s controversial demeanor at the 2022 Oscars Award ceremony.

Ripples Nigeria has confirmed that the budding thespian, Damarea will star as Jade Reed in the Karate Kid remake.

Read also: Actor Uche Maduagwu claims many actresses join Nollywood to attract wealthy suitors

Equally, Chinese movie legend Jackie Chan who served as Jaden Smith’s trainer in the most recent version of the movie in a now-deleted tweet revealed on Wednesday, May 4 that the production of the 2021 version of Karate Kid has commenced.

His tweet reads:

The sixth installment of the Karate Kid movie has been scheduled for release in November 2022.

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