Set in Lagos, “Something Wicked” tells the story of a widow; Hauwa (Iretiola Doyle), who welcomes her recently orphaned nephew Abel (Okey Uzoeshi), into her home, after the murder of his parents in a sectarian crisis in a Northern Nigerian city.
Abel has a difficult time fitting-in with a new family that’s not totally accepting of him. At the same time, Hauwa struggles with being the rational adult and peacemaker in the family, whilst her business falls apart. This family’s bond is tested when they are thrown into a life-threatening situation that has them doubting everything they thought they knew about themselves.
The director Yemi Morafa says “I enjoyed making Something Wicked, and as soon as I read the script, I knew exactly how I wanted this film to look and feel. Working with professionals like Iretiola Doyle, Okey Uzoeshi, Adesua Etomi, Gabriel Afolayan, Ivie Okujaye- Egboh, Beverly Naya and the rest of the cast, made my job a dream. I am very pleased and excited to see it all come together.”
Something Wicked is Nigeria’s first ever-psychological drama, written by Yemi Adeymi and directed by Yemi Morafa. The movie stars, Iretiola Doyle, Adesua Etomi, Okey Uzoeshi, Gabriel Afolayan, Beverly Naya, Ivie- Okujaye Egboh, Bisola Aiyeola, Timini Egbuson and many more.
The movie is produced by Okey Uzoeshi, Isioma Osaje, and Yemi Morafa for the JAF Alliance, a combination of Jack of Aces, Agency 106 and Filmboyz Inc.
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