Blossom Chukwujekwu Beats Tribal Differences In ‘The Wedding’
Director: Desmond Elliot
Writer: Dionne Obodo
Cast: Desmond Elliot, Uti Nwachukwu, Blossom Chujwujekwu, Adah Ameh, Lilian Afegbai, Jenifer Eliogu
Run-time: 1 hour 46 minutes
The Wedding follows the life of a couple who desire to get married as soon as possible. Ada (Lilian Afegbai) was Igbo and Bayo (Blossom Chukwujekwu) was Yoruba, and their mothers wouldn’t hear of such a multi-ethnic union.The Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Nollywood Movies Awards – Ada Ameh (Phone Swap) plays Mrs Akintola the antagonistic Yoruba mother with such a performance that could pass her off as an Ijebu woman to-the-bone. Her rage as regards her children’s life partners become understandable when we learn Ajoke (May Owen) was engaged to Regina (Adunni Ade) – another like female playing the lesbian husband-to-be.
Mrs Iheoma (Eliogu Jenifer playing Ada’s mother) on the other hand arranges a family meeting for her daughter to marry Tobena (Uti Nwachukwu) the new medical director at Ada’s place of work. Costumes (by Golint Creations) and locations were completely eye candy, as tasty and as colorful. Award winning director and politician – Desmond Elliot (The Department, Everyday People – Soap Opera ) plays Hassan a son-in-law to Mrs Akintola. After waiting for seven years, his two mothers are on his case for grandchildren. The enrichment spotlight was on IVF which was mentioned as a recommended and alternate path for him and his spouse. The dividends of this method were detect-ably positive. Ex Big Brother Africa housemate – Lilian Afegbai (Baby Shower – 2016)) put her best into this but her enthusiasm (or ferocity) may have gone overboard during the family dinner with Uti Nwachukwu (Weekend Getaway, Finding Mercy).
Austin Nwaolie and Paul Apel Papel served the best camera angles throughout. There were no better words for the music by Izuchukwu Anozie, and even the soundtrack was on point in every scene. Written by Dione Obodo (Baby Shower – 2016), The Wedding is a sensible story-line that doesn’t disappoint. A must-not-miss.