INTERVIEW: Nikki Samonas speaks on channelling Viola Davis for her role in Ghanaian drama High Currency

October 14, 2022

In the Akwaaba Magic drama series High Currency, also available to stream on , Naa Shika Hammond is a high-flying banker at the elite Crystal Bank who will stop at nothing to gain success.

Naa Shika is a woman on top of the world, or rather, on her way to the top of the world.

She's beautiful and highly competitive, she knows just which buttons to push, and which high-value customers to charm and seduce to get what she wants.

But what does Nikki Samonas, the Ghanaian actress who plays Naa Shika, think about her ambitious character? “This is one fearless, stubborn and strong-willed character,” Samonas says.

To prepare for this role and get into the headspace of playing such a successful woman and go-getter, Samonas had to study the works of other actors who played characters “who would never give up” no matter what.

Like Viola Davis in How to Get Away with Murder. Or Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada.

Nikki Samonas Interview

She tells all in the interview below.

Catch Nikki Samonas on High Currency on Showmax, with new episodes releasing weekly.

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