Leading in Nigerian cinemas this week is Charles Uwagbai’s Ghost and the Tout. Produced by Toyin Abraham, the film shows in 24 locations this week, beating Robert Peters’ Alexandra and Sukie Oduwole’s Talking Dolls to secure the number one spot. The Ghost and the Tout brings along a star-studded cast that includes well known Yoruba actors such as Femi Adebayo and Dele Odule. Date Night, Who?, and Divorce?… Not Allowed appear to be shedding showtimes as they appear in a few locations. While we await Lara and the Beat (from the co-producers of Banana Island Ghost) and Moses Inwang’s Crazy People, here we go with the 6 Nigerian films showing this week:
1. Ghost and The Tout
The story follows a young lady who grew up in the ghetto and how she meets with a ghost after an unfortunate incident. Her life is soon thrown into series of dramas that only her can see and understand.
STARRING: Toyin Abraham, Bayray Mcwizu, Sambasa Nzeribe, Femi Adebayo, Chioma Omeruah, Chioma Akpotha, Lasisi Elenu, Ronke Oshodi Oke, Dele Odule, Chiwetalu Agu, Rachel Okonkwo, Bobrisky
RUNTIME: 105 mins
LOCATIONS: GDC (The Palms, Novare Mall, Maryland Mall, Asaba Mall, Delta Mall, Owerri Mall, Ceddi Plaza Abuja, Gateway Mall Lugbe), Silverbird (Galleria, Ikeja City Mall, Festival Mall, SEC Abuja, Jabi Lake Mall, Uyo), Kada Cinemas, Pepperoni Cinemas, Ozone Cinemas, Filmhouse (IMAX Lekki, Surulere, Dugbe, Samonda, Port Harcourt, Akure, Kano)
2. Talking Dolls
The story follows the lives of two colourful and opposite characters who find affection with each other but lose more than they bargain for. It is a dark drama that vividly captures the emotional and psychological trauma that can lead a human being to contemplate the worst actions without regards to consequences.
STARRING: Daniel K. Daniel, Belinda Effah, Tamara Komboye, Mofe Duncan, Mike Olaribigbe, Yetunde Oduwole, Kunle Oladeji, Feona Mali, Natalie Deadman, Victoria Inyama
RUNTIME: 115 mins
LOCATIONS: GDC (The Palms, Novare Mall, Maryland Mall, Asaba Mall, Delta Mall, Owerri Mall, Gateway Mall Lugbe), Pepperoni Cinemas, Silverbird (Ikeja City Mall, Festival Mall, Uyo), Ozone Cinemas, Filmhouse (Surulere, Akure, Kano)
When an innocent online meeting turns into a riveting nightmare, a woman’s fight for survival overshadows any dreams of finding love. Alexandra met her husband Kevin Williams online. She thought that life could not get any better. With promises of marriage and children, she couldn’t turn down his request for her to move to America. Soon after her arrival, Alexandra realized that her life would take a turn for the worst. Kevin’s strange behaviour leads her into the dark world of sexual human trafficking. Alexandra must decide whether she is going to fight and live, or have her voice silenced forever.
STARRING: Ada Ameh, Vivica A. Fox, Joseph Benjamin, Wes Holland, Morgan Petersen, Glen Turner, Amber Nicole Smiley
RUNTIME: 90 mins
LOCATIONS: GDC (The Palms, Novare Mall), Silverbird (Galleria, Ikeja City Mall, Festival Mall, SEC Abuja, Jabi Lake Mall, Uyo), Pepperoni Cinemas, Ozone Cinemas, Filmhouse (Surulere, Dugbe, Akure, Kano)
For the first time in history, an Ibo and Hausa couple will get together and fall in love for a hilarious story that would become a world headline.
STARRING: Ik Ogbonna, Eyinna Nwigwe, Martha Anakomah, Gregory Ojefua, Princess Omorodion, Etomi Okoka
RUNTIME: 90 mins
LOCATIONS: Kada Cinemas, Pepperoni Cinemas, Silverbird (Galleria, Uyo)
5. Divorce?… Not Allowed
The story focuses on men who are going through a difficult marriage but are not bold enough to divorce their wives. Instead they go as far as setting up scandals for themselves just to get away.
STARRING: Bolanle Ninalowo, Iyabo Ojo, Angela Okorie, Eniola Badmus, Salami Rotimi, Mike Ezuruonye, Kehinde Olorunyomi, Efe Irele
RUNTIME: 110 mins
LOCATIONS: GDC (Owerri Mall), Silverbird (Uyo)
6. Date Night
A man is held hostage by the woman he brings home for the night and an intense struggle for survival follows.
STARRING: Adesua Wellington, Deyemi Okanlawon, Ogechi Peters, Anwuri Ijenebe
RUNTIME: 85 mins
LOCATIONS: Kada Cinemas, Filmhouse (Kano)