Nigerian child star, Emanuella Samuel, has made her international movie debut in an Australian action drama titled ‘Survive Or Die’.
Emanuella Samuel (born July 22, 2010), mononymously known as Emanuella, is a 10 year old YouTube child comedian on Mark Angel’s YouTube channel.
She has been making waves in the country since she hit limelight, and late last year built a house for her mother.
The young girl doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, as she hit another career milestone by featuring in the international movie.
Shot in Australia in 2018, Emanuella appeared in the film as a guest star alongside its major cast including Hawa Barnes, Felino Dolloso and Craig Bourke.
Survive Or Die’ follows the story of Shade, a 16-year-old refugee whose escape from her war-torn African country lands her in a remote and uninhabited part of Australia. She must reach civilization whilst fighting for her life in the harsh terrain and from a hunter on a quest for revenge over the death of his son.
The film went on a two-year festival tour before its 2020 and 2021 release on Amazon Prime and YouTube respectively.
Speaking on featuring Emanuella Samuel, the Nigerian/Australian director, Okoduwa said;
“1 million views in just a week!!!. The inclusion of Emmanuella Samuel in this movie may be the driving force behind these high views in just a few days ( based on the comments).”