This takes the number one spot in my ‘best Nollywood trailer’ list for 2017. It’s as moving as the synopsis. The film, an Africa Magic collaboration with Golden Effects Pictures, revolves around an aggrieved mother (Kate Henshaw) who loses her son (Dari Afolayan) to a brief illness.
Five years later, she sees an exact replica of him walking leisurely home from a different school and living an entirely different life. After discovering that the boy is not a reincarnation of her Roti, she is washed anew by grief and soon descends into depression and hysteria.
This film stars Fathia Balogun, Kunle Afolayan (The CEO), Dari Afolayan, Kate Henshaw (The Meeting), and Toyin Oshinaike (Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo). The film, which premiered as part of the Lagos at 50 celebration on the 5th of May, explores grief, loss, reincarnation and hope.
The trailer shows Fathia Balogun throwing a fit when she discovers Kate Henshaw giving the Roti-replica a gift. This promises to be blockbuster we can only wait for. Roti will debut in cinemas on the 30th of June, 2017. We’re keeping an eye for this.