Again my warmest condolences and comfort go to Queen Neferatiti and the family. This is a HUGE SHOCK to the UK Film Industry and the CommUnity.
*Menelik Shabazz* The Pioneer, legend, filmmaker, screenwriter, stage writer, director, leader, friend, and the list goes on. Has passed on to the next life. His work includes the likes of the flim *Burning An Illusion* starring Victor Romero Evans, Cassie McFarlane & Angela Wynter. Documentary *Blood Ah Go Run* highlighting the New Cross Fire 1981 that killed and injured so many (40 years on - 14 dead and nothing said). *The Story of Lovers* Rock starring the likes of Maxi Priest, Donna Spence, Dennis Bovell & Paulette Harris-German. Looking for Love starring Andi Osho Eddie Kadi & Glenda Jaxson .
I was in an event when I saw Menelik (he never liked me calling him uncle or anything else that I thought was a sign of respect). He was giving out flyers to his new docufilm *Pharaoh's Unveiled* and when I saw the beautiful Ancient Khemetian Queen on the cover I said to him I wish I was in his production.? We conversed and he then took my profile and side profile photo before we departed.?
A few weeks later he rang me and told me he had lost my business card and had to headhunt me to ask me if I wanted to be in his docufilm but there were no speaking lines. I didn't give a toss if there were no lines,? I got a call from one of the UK's finest and he wanted me to be in his project.???? As an actress, I couldn't believe my ears, ?'Yes please' I told him. Not only was I in *Pharaohs Unveiled* my images were featured in *The Path* he created whilst in Zimbabwe. I never got the script he wanted me to learn for his next project but that's ok, "a soh it go".?
It was my honour and pleasure to work with Menelik on many levels. Please visit www.menelikshabazz.co.uk for most information on his works to view online. He appointed me to be The Ambassador of *Pharaohs Unveiled* and I still have hard copies of the docufilm if you prefer the ole skool way. (8 mins clip below enjoy) Proceeds will go to Neferatiti who was also featured.?
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