The month of June packs a handful of cinematic experiences that promise to be worth it.
With all the anticipation built up in previous months, June is expected to see titles like Tunde Kelani’s Ayinla and Obi Emenloye’s Badamasi lead box office numbers.
See the list below for those movies to look forward to, and let’s know which ones were left out in the comments…
Badamasi (Portrait of a General) will be the first African film to have its red carpet world premiere anywhere in the UK.
To be unravelled on Saturday, June 12, at Cineworld, O2 London, the biopic eavesdrops on the events that unfolded in 1993 and sees Nigeria’s Democracy Day through the eyes of its most important player – Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.
Badamasi is the when, the who, the how, and the why, all squeezed into two hours of explosive revelations.
Get tickets/coup-ons from eventbrite.co.uk (search ‘Badamasi’).
2. My Village People
In cinemas June 11, My Village People is an African folklore following the tale of a prince who finds himself in a bizarre love triangle with the marine world and a coven of witches as a result of his reckless lifestyle.
The comedy stars Nkem Owoh (Osuofia), Venita Akpofure, Sophie Alakija, Theresa Edem, Ada Ameh, Binta Ayo-Mogaji, Rachel Oniga, Charles Inojie, Venita Akpofure, Zubby Michael, Amaechi Muonagor, Mimi Onalaja, Akah Nnani, Oge Amuta, and Oyibo Rebel.
My Village People is executive produced by Moses Babatope of FilmOne Entertainment, Idris Olorunnimbe of The Temple Company and Bovi Ugboma.
The feature is directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, written by Bovi Ugboma, and produced by Matilda Sola, Winnie Okpapi, and Mimidoo (Achineku) Bartels.
Directed by ace filmmaker, Tunde Kelani (Saworoide), Ayinla looks into the life of the legendary Apala musician (Ayinla Omowura) who grew up in Abeokuta with economic and cultural power in the western region of Nigeria.
The movie stars Adedimeji Lateef (playing the titular role), Kunle Afolayan, Bimbo Ademoye, Mr Macaroni, Omowunmi Dada, Ade Laoye, Jumoke Otedola, and Bimbo Manuel.
Proudly sponsored by First Bank Nigeria, Ayinla will be showing in cinemas from the 18th of June, 2021.
4. On My Honour
A collaboration between Eight2Five Production and Genesis Pictures, On My Honour will be in cinemas from June 18, 2021.
The movie stars Fred Amata, Ada Ameh, Norbert Young, ABK Joseph Momodu, Sony McDon W, Tony Akposheri, Romnie Dikko, and Ashionye Raccah.
On My Honour is directed by Ogunbiyi Samuel (dgn), produced by Kingsley Omoefe (dgn) and the screenplay by Kabat Esosa Egbon.