Having Banana Island Ghost and Hakkunde in cinemas this August was far from disappointing. Poor picture quality is gradually becoming a complete bygone. The stories are getting richer and more films now have world premieres at notable film festivals. Even movie posters are catchier. Among other exciting films getting ready for the screen, check out the top 10 movies we’re anticipating this September:
Produced and directed by Don Omope, Tatu will be in cinemas from the 8th of September, 2017. Shot in Lagos and Ibadan, the film is a contemporary take on an African epic story based on a book by Dr Abraham Nwankwo. It’s a fast paced action drama centered around the conflict arising from a mother’s quest to have a child and all the complications that follow. The film stars Segun Arinze (AMAA winner), Desmond Elliot (AMVCA winner), Sambasa Nzeribe (AMVCA winner), Toyin Abraham (BON winner), Rahama Sadau (AFA winner), Gabriel Afolayan (AMVCA winner), Funlola Aofiyebi (acclaimed stage and screen actress), Kunle Idowu (Frank Donga), and Hafeez Oyetoro (Saka).
2. Idahosa Trails:
Idahosa Trails is distributed by the Film One Distribution and will be in cinemas by the 11th of September. The film was written by Stanlee Ohikhuare for the purpose of bringing faith to the big screen and rekindling a revival within the Christian community. It follows the experience of an American Journalist who seeks to interview a reputable preacher. It’s an adventure to get a remarkable story that ends up in a life changing encounter. Idahosa Trails stars David Schifter, Patrick Doyle, Osas Ajibade, Liz Ameye, Charles Okafor, Joshua Osula, Anita Ohaeri, Patience Usiahon, Promise Ogbonna, Precious Adigwe, Florence Iyamu, Aimienofona Efekomwaro, Anointed Enoma and Jonathan Nwachukwu, Daisy Morsi and Adedamola Akapo.
3. Silver Spoon:
Directed by Desmond Elliot, Silver Spoon will be in cinemas nationwide from the 22nd of September. The film was written by Chinney Love Eze and produced by Anita Odia. It revolves around Ella, a spoilt but hard working lady. She’s placed on a succession plan by her parents to take over the family business when she comes across Segun. Segun is a disgruntled job seeker who takes her for a mere pretty face, but in time, discovers that his new boss and job weren’t what he expected. Shot by Isaac Garland and Ajayi Osahon, Silver Spoon stars Wole Ojo, Desmond Elliot, Sophia Alakija, Jennifer Eliogu, Ayo Adesanya, Enyinna Nwigwe, Yvonne Jegede, Chuks Chyke, and Anita Odia.
4. What Lies Within:
Written and produced by Paul Utomi, this is a compelling story into the life of a happily married woman and her pregnant sister-in-law. They’re thrown into the center of an incident that has far reaching consequences on their lives and loved ones. This romantic drama is Tope Tedela’s debut as a producer. The film premieres on the 31st of August and will be in Genesis Deluxe Cinemas by the 8th of September. What Lies Within stars Michelle Dede, Paul Utomi, Ebele Okaro, Kiki Omeili, Okey Uzoeshi, Vanessa Nzediegwu, Ken Erics, Tope Tedela, Odenike and Yaw.
Dognapped is Nigeria’s first live-action animation and family comedy coming to cinemas on the 29th of September. Produced by Temilola Adebayo, the film centers on an upcoming comedian and his talking dog as they go on a roller-coaster ride conquering their fears, battling enemies, falling in love and rising to fame. The film, written and directed by Kayode Kasum, stars Odunlade Adekola, Lota Chukwu, FunnyBone, Paul Utomi, Wofai Fada, Comedian Ebiye, Brutus Richard, Olive Amaechi, Aisha Sanni-Shittu, Tunji Centric, Senator and Promise Williams.
6. Dance to my Beat:
Set to be in cinemas by the 22nd of September, Dance to my Beat is a comedy drama produced by Mary Lazarus. The film was directed by Paul Igwe and will be distributed by the Silverbird Group. It focuses on marriage and when it becomes a must for a jobless socialite to make a mess of all prized relationships. The film stars Joseph Benjamin, Toyin Abraham, Ushbebe, Kehinde Bankole, Mary Lazarus, Uzor Osimkpa, Mary Njoku, Oma Nnadi, Blessing Onwukwe, and Lilian Afegbai.
7. Coming to Nigeria
Written, produced and directed by Cyril Odenigbo, this film is to be in cinemas by the 3rd of September, 2017. Coming to Nigeria is based on a screenwriter whose mission is not only to explore the Nigerian movie industry, but also tell the untold realities of Nigeria to the world. He also wishes to find his lost love that took in for him while in his country. This film stars Giovanni Roseman, Sylvia Oluchy, Anuoluwapo Shoneye, Lily Stan Igboanugo, Ngozi Udenna, Frank Godwin, Bob Smith, Raphael Okoye, Chidimma Ezeogbuka and Vera Blinks.
8. The Tribunal:
A senior banking officer seeks equity and justice as he feels perpetually discriminated against and consequently sacked from work solely because he is an albino. Tribunal will be out on the 1st of September and features Omotola Jalade, Ade Laoye, Bimbo Manuel, Nobert Young and a host of other talented actors. The feature is directed by Kunle Afolayan.
The Women is said to be full of drama, suspense and intense thrill. It features Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma Mcdermott, Kate Henshaw, Katherine Obiang and is produced by Blessing Egbe and will be released on the 29th of September.
10. In- Line:
An ex-convict gets a second chance to be a loving husband but to his adorable wife, he is still a prisoner to his violent nature. It features Uzor Arukwe, Adesua Etomi, Tina Mba, Chris Attoh, and Sika Osei. Directed by Tope Oshin. In- Line will be released on the 1st of September.
There you have it, which movie are you excited to see?
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