With 4 more months to go for the year 2016 (yay!!! September is coming soon!!!), the Nigerian Movie industry still has some juice left to win us over with the movies they are yet to release (probably a long shot, as it relates to winning, but I am hopeful and seriously keeping my fingers crossed).
The year kicked off well with movies such as Suru L’ere, Wives On Strike, Remember Me, Couple of Days, Ayanda, The CEO, Dairy of a Lagos Girl, Affairs of the Heart, Beyond Borders, ATM, Ghana Must Go, North East, and a host of others however, I present to you movies we should be expecting in the next 4 months that would either make or mar the industry.
I choose the latter
- 93 Days:
Directed by Steve Gukas (A Place in the stars) and stars Bimbo Akintola, Gideon Okeke Bimbo Manuel, Tina Mba and Danny Glover, 93 Days tells the story of the 93-day period from when Sawyer comes in contact, to the men and women from Nigeria, WHO and MSF who do battle with this deadly disease. At its core, 93Days is a compelling human story of dedication, sacrifice, resilience and survival.
The movie is set to have its first premiere at the House on the Rock on the 13th of September, while the cinema release will come up later in the week.
The trailer is awesome and does a good job depicting what happened in the first 93 days of the Ebola crisis.
Watch trailer here:
- A Trip to Jamaica:
Sequel to 30 Days in Atlanta AY returns with this movie “A Trip to Jamaica”. Directed by Robert Oyime Peters and set to be a mix of Hollywood and Nollywood stars, the movie will chronicle more adventures of Akpos. Shot in Nigeria, America and Jamaica, the film focuses on Akpos and his Fiancée Bola, who travel across the Atlantic to visit family. The comedy will star Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe Etim, Patoranking, Cynthia Morgan Ras Kimono, Chris Attoh as well as Hollywood star Eric Roberts and will be released on the 30th of September, see the trailer below:
- Okafor’s Law:
Omoni Oboli’s second feature film for the year 2016 is set to debut at the TIFF come Sept 8 – 18. Starring the likes of Richard Mofe Damijo, Toyin Aimakhu, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Ken Erics, Ufuoma McDermott, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Yvonne Jegede, Halima Abubakar, Mary Lazarus, Tina Mba, and Gabriel Afolayan, ‘Okafor’s Law tells the story of Chuks (aka Terminator) an ardent player with the ladies. He enjoys the attention of women, including girlfriends from the past. He believes that once a man has had a woman, he forever has access to her.
When challenged by his friends to see if he can prove the universality of that theory with three ex-girlfriends from his school days within 21 days, he accepts it.
Turning on his best charm he sets off to try and prove himself, but his quest brings him to three women, Ifeoma (Fifi), Kemi and Ejiro, whose situations in life have changed drastically since school days. This challenge of their various new statuses makes his quest to win the bet more and more insurmountable as he tries to prove the immutability of the age-old law, Okafor’s Law.
Although its release date in Nigerian Cinema haven’t been announced, the trailer looks raunchy and promises to have some laughs:
- One Fine Day:
Nollywood actress and producer Chika Ike is set to release her new movie “One Fine Day“.
The movie, which stars Chika Ike, Anthony Monjaro, Ijeoma Grace Agu and more, tells the story of Ronnie a married woman who bumps into her ex and starts having extra-marital affairs with him. The movie is produced by Chika Ike Production in collaboration with Rok Studios (IrokoTV) and is directed by Serah Donald Onyeachor and written by Biodun Stephen Oladigbo.
Although no official release date has been published, the trailer does show some promise. Watch the trailer here:
Never ever have I seen a production heavily coded like the movie ’76! Produced some years ago, we have been teased and teased of its pending release; it is becoming absolutely ridiculous and absurd.
Directed by Izu Ojukwu, ‘76′ is a movie set during the era of military assassinations in Nigeria. With a focal point on the life of an officer who is wrongly indicted by the military and gets entangled in a romantic relationship with a beautiful O-level student from the Southeastern part of Nigeria. It stars Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Ibinabo Fiberisima, Chidi Mokeme and Daniel K. Daniel and was filmed in Ibadan. The movie also depicts the experiences of being an officer’s wife at a time in Nigeria when there was a lot of unrest.
No official word of it’s showing in the cinemas, I hope it will be shown in my lifetime, but the trailer caught my attention and is a good watch:
- The Wedding Party
Come December 2016 EbonyLife Films, producers of ‘Fifty’ will bring us the first feature film from filmmaker Kemi Adetiba titled “The Wedding Party”. Written by playwright, Tosin Otudeko, ‘The Wedding Party’ is a riveting tale of the complexity of love. It is the story of Dunni Coker, a 24 year old art gallery owner and IT entrepreneur Dozie. The couple took a vow of chastity and is looking forward to a ground-breaking first night together as a married couple. The synopsis reeks of the movie ‘Jumping the Broom’ but I am excited none the less. With a myriad of stars from Adesua Etomi, Banky W, Alibaba, Sola Sobowale, Ireti Doyle, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Zainab Balogun, AY, Ikechukwu, Beverly Naya, Eyinna Nwigwe and Lepacious Bose, the movie which wrapped up filming, promises to be very entertaining.
Although no official release date in December has been stated, the production team aims to make a splash at the upcoming TIFF, while the trailer looks funny and truly entertaining:
There you have it folks, 6 anticipated movies for the rest of the year.
Which one are you most eager to see, and which ones did I miss out, tell us about it in the comments section.