While ‘Finding Mercy’ and ‘Lagos Cougars’ are making a tour of cinemas across the country, there are other Nollywood must-watch movies making waves in the movie market.
A visit to Idunmota on a Monday morning will tell you why Nollywood is rated second, only behind Bollywood, in the number of movies made on weekly basis.
As it is with any market you are bound to see the good, the bad and the ugly and surely there are so many that will pass as outstanding even if the budget would not knock over an elephant.
Tunde Kelani’s Dazzling Mirage
The egghead at Mainframe Productions, Tunde Kelani, has done too many quality films to think anything less than perfection could come out of his stable. His recent work which may be released before the end of the year is ‘Dazzling Mirage’.
Kelani shared the message on his Facebook last week that they are about wrapping up the final scene of the movie which involves a traditional marriage. Dazzling Mirage is a movie about a young woman battling with the sickle cell. Despite the stigma the society pushes her way, she struggled to achieve her goals.
The Cast includes Kemi (Lala) Akindoju, Kunle Afolayan, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Seun Akindele, Taiwo Ajai Lycett, Bimbo Manuel, Carol King, Khabirat Kafidipe, Bukola Awoyemi among others.
White Angels Vs Pinging Girls
Actually, there has been so much noise about this movie that you would not expect it to do anything but leave a good impression. The cast is as good as you could crop up in Nollywood these days but it is the storyline that will deliver the killer blow.
The movie is about six students who compete with each other for supremacy: three White Angels (Queen Nwokoye, Ejiro Okurame and Rachael Okonkwo) compete with the Pinging Girls (Eve Esin, Uche Elendu and Nkechi Nnaji).
The two groups try to outsmart each other in everything: men, cloths, cars, parties, etc. It is a story of greed, jealousy and hatred. It is directed by Afam Okereke, produced by Omalicha from the stable of Grace World Production. It was released during the week and selling fast.
Chioma Okoye’s The World’s Richest Family
Like Desmond Elliot, Chioma Okoye is beginning to fall in love with a double life, that is, a life behind and in front of the cameras. Like Denziot Productions, Chioma Okoye’s Purple Ribbon Entertainment has kept busy throughout this year, producing nothing less than seven movies. Her latest works include two Igbo films titled Onye Ga Anu m and Anu Go M’di.
But the one really raising the roof is “World’s Richest Family” which parades array of stars like Sunny .W. Mac Don, Ebele Okaro, Maureen Ihua, Ndidi Obi, Leo Mezie, Nze Christopher O. Cyprian, Adaora Ukoh, Andy Ike, Chinyere Nwabueze, Uche Crystal Ogbodo,Chioma Okoye,Kevin Uvo, Chidinma Aneke,Uche Nwaezeapu, Chidiebere Aneke, Nkem Ike, Daniel Lloyd.
“The world’s richest man” and is married to three wives and has four legal children from two of the wives, with the exception of the first barren wife who after the man’s death, starts to control and orchestrate a move to possess a major part of the man’s vast wealth, even planting a girl and a guy to mate and produce a child in her name! Things got ugly when one of her co-wives finds out about the secret girl, but it got uglier when the man’s concubines and illegal children are invited to the man’s estate. The DVD for the part one and two is releasing on December 27th.