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4 things you should know about Kunle Afolayan’s “The Bridge”!

Kunle Afolayan debuted ‘Omugwo” in April, in June, he shared “Roti” with us, in September, “The Tribunal.” In December, he will release “The Bridge,” his final effort for the year. The director is also shooting a series to debut next year on Africa Magic.

In his more than 10 years contribution to Nollywood, Kunle has given yearly intervals for all his productions. His collaboration with Africa Magic, gave us the magic of the director from different angles. ‘The Bridge” set for a release on the 8th of December has a cool story to back its existence.

It is a story of a young couple that defy parental expectations and cultural restriction to get married. These are four things you should know before checking it in the cinema.

4. Chidinma Ekile makes an acting debut: Project fame winner and singer, Chidinma, will make an acting debut as Stella in “The Bridge.” While we have watched her test her capabilities in acting in music videos, “The Bridge” should help us decide if she is an actor worth watching.

3. Kunle reunites with Demola Adedoyin; Demola’s role in Kunle Afolayan’s 2014 feature “October 1” introduced him to us. Since then, he has made cameo appearances in “Before 30,” he currently stares in “Jemeji” and “The Island” on Africa Magic. “The Bridge” should make us attentive to the actor again.

2. The Production: While gearing for the press rounds for “Omugwo,” Kunle Afolayan was on set shooting “The Bridge.” Pictures were teased from the films’ set in Illorin, Kwara State and many fans thought he was on a shoot for a music video. He promoted “Omugwo” and continued shooting “The Bridge” which gathers actors such as Zack Orji, Kunle Afolayan, Tina Mba, Adebayo Salami, Lere Paimo Wole Olowomojuore, Lanre Hassan, Jimoh Aliu and Mama Ray-Eyiwumi in supporting roles.

1. It is a Cultural Film: Kunle’s filmography positions him as a lover of culture. His films have educated as well as made a splash of culture, from the Igbos to the Yorubas. “The Bridge’ is a confluence of all of these, Stella is Igbo and Obadare is Yoruba. Expect a lot of culture display as the tribes of the lead actors inform the story we are set to watch.

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