This Week In Nollywood: Showmax Acquires Dead Serious + Inside The Nigerian-Kazakhstani Action Comedy
While the entire nation gears for the heavily anticipated football victory tomorrow, here's what happened in Nollywood this week.
This Week in Nollywood is a recapitulation of the significant events in the industry this week. While you were busy chasing the bag during the week, Nollywood was cooking! Here are the things you missed.
Silent Intruder premiers
Directed by Mo’ Fakorede, Silent Intruder tells the story of Zaki, a successful and attractive sexual therapist who grapples with sexual compulsion and tries to go after every woman he comes across. Featuring in this film are former BBNaija stars Pere Egbi andVenita Akpofure, and Uche Montana.
The film premiered on February 4 and comes to cinemas nationwide on February 9.
The Godmother is in production phase
Principal photography has begun for Adeoluwa Owu’s five-part series The Godmother. This comes after the director’s major box office success with A Tribe Called Judah which he co-directed with Funke Akindele.
The Godmother is set to explore themes around politics, unionism, rape, and power play set within the backdrop of the Nigerian tertiary institution. Set to appear in this project are actors Tony Umez, Tobi Makinde, Tomi Ojo, BB Naija star Groovy and many more.
See moments from the principal photography here.
Showmax acquires Dead Serious
Moses Inwang’s Dead Serious has been acquired to Showmax. This week, the streamer announced its recent acquisition of rights to the film.
The film was previously scheduled for a theatrical run on February 9 but will now be aired on Showmax from Valentine’s Day.
See trailer here
Grandpa Knows Best heads to Africa Magic
Produced by John Adewusi and Jola Ayeye of Salt and Truth, the African Magic commissioned series Grandpa Knows Best explores the life of Tade Idejo which takes a sudden turn when an old flame reappears pregnant. As he tries to grapple with this news, he learns that his son is about to be divorced by his sweet and persevering wife.
Directed by Adeola Osunkojo, the series stars veteran actor Sunday Omobolanle, Chioma Okafor, Yemi Blaq, and Juliana Olayode. It airs every Saturday on Africa Magic by 8 pm.
Anticipate Nollywood/Kazakhstan action comedy, Adam Bol
For the first time in the Nigerian film industry, a collaborative project is in the works with the Kazakhstani film industry co-directed by Cheta Chukwu and Almaz Alimzhanov work as co-directors on the action comedy Adam Bol.
The film follows the story of these Kazakhstani friends on a trip to America who are caught in an emergency landing in Nigeria which would further lead them on the road to several misadventures.
Nollywood actors Chimezie Imo, Bisola Aiyeola, and Broda Shaggi appear in this film which recently concluded its principal photography in its Nigerian unit. See a clip here.
Nollywood classic Issakaba returns
Sam Dede reprises his role as Ebube in Issakaba twenty-five years after the success of its prequel which was produced by Chukwuka Emelionwu.
The five-part film was inspired by real-life events exploring the lives of the Bakassi boys, the source of the anagram that formed the film’s title. Led by Ebube, the Issakaba boys had to fight the armed robbers who constituted their society’s nightmare after being enabled by mystical powers to enhance their robberies.
Issakaba Returns builds on the prequel and is currently in its production phase starring Sam Dede, Chidi Mokeme, Nosa Rex, Iyabo Ojo, and more.
Daddy’s Love gears up for its theatrical run
Written and directed by Willis Ikedum, Daddy’s Love is a spinoff of his 2015 hit family drama Madam Dearest and explores the co-dependent dynamic between a father and his daughter who has a very hard time letting her go start a new life.
The film stars veteran actor Jibola Dabo and ex-BBN housemate Liquorose. Principal photography has been concluded and it is expected to debut across West and East Africa, and the United Kingdom.
Films to watch this weekend
Silent Intruder is showing in cinemas.
I Love You Regardless is showing in cinemas.
Cheta’M is on Showmax.