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Mercy Aigbe’s ‘Ada Omo Daddy’ Heads To UK Cinemas This February

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Mercy Aigbe-Adeoti‘s romantic comedy, “Ada Omo Daddy,” is set to premiere in the United Kingdom on February 9, 2024. The movie will be shown in five Odeon Cinemas locations, including Manchester, Birmingham, Streatham, Surrey Quays, and Greenwich.

 

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Distributed by the Independent Film Exhibition Consultancy (IFEC), responsible for other films like “Malaika” and “A Tribe Called Judah” in the UK, “Ada Omo Daddy” features Omowunmi Dada in the lead role. She portrays Ada, engaged to her lover, played by Tayo Faniran, and the cross-cultural love story faces challenges from various quarters.

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Directed by Akay Mason Ilozobhie and Adebayo Tijani, the film sheds light on various social issues and has an all-star cast, including Tomi Ojo, Charles Okafor, Chiwetalu Agu, Dele Odule, Taiwo Adeyemi, Fred Amata, Carol King, Mariam Peters, Phyna, Adeniyi Johnson, Nkechi Blessing, Wunmitoriola, Chief Kanran, Adediwura Gold, Fausat Balogun, and Jumoke Odutola. Fuji artist Chief Wale Ayuba makes a special appearance in the wedding party scene.

 

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Released nationwide on December 15, 2023, “Ada Omo Daddy” has achieved a gross total of ₦215,605,172, according to the latest report from the Cinemas Exhibitors Association of Nigeria. Currently, “Ada Omo Daddy,” “Malaika,” and “A Tribe Called Judah” continue to be screened in Nigerian cinemas nationwide.

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Jidekene, Adesua, Layi Wasabi, Blossom Star In Inkblot’s “Japa!”

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Get ready for “Japa!“—the highly anticipated Nigerian film is finally getting a release date. The movie is a collaboration between Inkblot Productions and 1POD Pictures. It will be available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video starting March 8th, 2024.

Expect a front-row seat to a dramatic and hilarious story about ambition and pursuing a better life. The movie is all set against the backdrop of Lagos, Nigeria. Filmed with stunning cinematography, the movie promises to captivate audiences worldwide as it premieres on Amazon Prime in over 240 countries.

Written and directed by Isioma Osaje, with contributions from Chinaza Onuzo and Tamara Aihie, “Japa!” seamlessly blends heart-pounding suspense with engaging storytelling. The film boasts a star-studded cast featuring some of Nigeria’s most renowned actors. They include Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Jidekene Achufusi, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Seun Ajayi, Mofe Duncan, Layi Wasabi, The Igbo Wolf, and many more.

Isioma Osaje excitedly announced her directorial debut on X, saying,

“Fam, I am super excited to share that my Official Feature Directorial Debut will be #JAPA! for @InkblotPresents & #1PodPictures. It will be Released Exclusively To Prime Video.”

Chinaza Onuzo, the co-founder of Inkblot Productions, expressed a sense of fulfilment about the journey of “Japa!” The film started as a simple idea and has now become a reality, launching globally on Amazon Prime Video. She emphasised that this achievement aligns with Inkblot’s mission to share authentic African stories with the world.

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“We at Inkblot are thrilled to be introducing audiences to this epic storyline and A-List talent from Nigeria with the imminent release of Japa,” said Onuzo. “We were so pleased to work with Isioma Osaje, a long-time collaborator, on her directorial debut. This is a film we are very proud of, and it presents a great opportunity to continue to elevate Nigerian stories globally with Prime Video.”

Inkblot is a leading production company in Africa. In 2023, it had the most movies streamed on Prime Video. These included “Big Love,” “Palava,”Love in a Pandemic,” “The Blood Covenant,” and “The Set Up 2.” No other studio achieved this in a tough year. It shows how Inkblot’s varied movies and careful planning are crucial.

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A Recap Of “Aníkúlápó” Ahead Of The New TV Series Sequel In March

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The highly anticipated sequel to the 2022 Netflix film “Aníkúlápó,” titled “Aníkúlápó: Rise of the Spectre,” is now a six-part series. Picking up where the movie left off, the story follows Saro (Kunle Remi) in a relentless pursuit of his desires.

At the centre of the drama lies Saro’s forbidden love affair with Arolake (Bimbo Ademoye), the wife of the powerful Alaafin of Oyo (Taiwo Hassan). Their secret romance is exposed, forcing them to flee. However, Saro’s attempt to escape takes a drastic turn when he’s captured and nearly beaten to death.

In a surprising turn of events, Arolake intervenes, saving Saro’s life by confronting Akala, the mythical bird responsible for transporting souls to the afterlife. She steals Akala’s powerful gourd, granting Saro the ability to raise the dead.

This newfound power brings immense wealth to Saro, but it also unleashes his greed. Unfortunately, his insatiable desire ultimately leads him to a tragic downfall.

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The film ends with Akala, the mythical bird, furious about his missing gourd. Although Saro lies dead, Arolake has emptied the gourd, which still poses a risk to Akala’s power. Worse yet, Saro had already used the gourd to bring people back from the dead, dangerously disrupting the delicate balance between life and death.

As Saro’s greed and desire for more escalate, Queen Arolake reaches her breaking point. When Saro refuses to use the gourd unless given the king’s daughter in marriage, Arolake takes a decisive stance.

Knowing his dependence on the gourd, she cleverly empties it, rendering him powerless and trapped in the palace. Arolake, with her experience in escaping, gathers her belongings and flees the village. She leaves Saro with his newfound wives and the angered king.

Meanwhile, Alaafin Ademuyiwa, Arolake’s first husband, continues his relentless pursuit of her and Saro, seeking vengeance for their betrayal.

The film reaches a tragic conclusion with Saro’s demise. Blinded by greed, he demands the hand of a princess in exchange for resurrecting her brother, the prince. However, his empty promises and reliance on the stolen gourd backfired.

Unable to fulfil his side of the bargain, Saro faces the king’s wrath. The enraged villagers brutally attacked him and left him for dead outside the village.

In the final act, Akala, the mythical bird, retrieves his stolen gourd and carries Saro’s lifeless body to the afterlife, forever bound by the consequences of his actions.

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“Ebuka Turns Up Africa” Debuts On Prime Video In March

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Get ready to be thrilled with Ebuka’s exciting adventure across Africa! The travel-reality seriesEbuka Turns Up Africa,” a Prime Video original, premieres on March 1, 2024.

Hosted by the renowned Nigerian TV personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the series takes viewers on an unforgettable journey as he explores Africa with his celebrity friends: actors Timini Egbuson, Zubby Michael, Jimmie Akinsola, Onoja Adole, and Alistair Englebert Preston.

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This group of friends embarks on a luxurious VIP adventure across the continent, creating a captivating series that delves deeper than just the tourist experience. It not only showcases the diverse beauty of Africa but also reveals the personalities of these celebrities beyond their public personas.

While exploring the continent, the friends experience moments of joy, ignited by their shared spirit of adventure. However, the journey isn’t always smooth sailing, as the press release hints at personality clashes and occasional disagreements. Ultimately, the series aims to capture the magic of friendship and the unifying power of shared experiences.

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Produced by Rapid Blue Productions Nigeria and executive produced by Ziyanda Ngcaba and Erika Klopper, “Ebuka Turns Up Africa” promises to be an entertaining and insightful watch.

Mark your calendars for the premiere on March 1st, with the first two episodes dropping, followed by episodes three and four on March 8th.

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