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Kanayo O Kanayo To Play First Major Igbo-speaking Role Since 1992

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Veteran Nollywood actor Kanayo O. Kanayo will star in “Out of Breath.” This is his first major Igbo-speaking role in a long time! This is a big deal for Kanayo because he became famous for playing Chief Omego in an Igbo-language movie titled “Living in Bondage” way back in the day. Even though he’s starred in tonnes of movies since then, “Out of Breath” will be his first chance to get back to his roots in a big production.

He wrote in a caption for an Instagram post regarding the new film trailer,

Everyone is at home in his dialect. English language remains a borrowed tongue.”

 

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The movie “Out of Breath” is an epic story told in the Igbo language. It’s based on real-life events and promises to be a powerful African tale about bravery and holding onto traditions. Obi Emelonye, who released the trailer on his birthday, March 24th, directed the movie.

“I have planted another legacy tree by cooking something in Igbo,” he posted on Twitter.

“Out of Breath” also stars a bunch of other well-known Nollywood actors. They include Jidekene Achufusi (whom we mentioned earlier), Chidi Mokeme, Queen Nwokoye, and several others.

The movie is special because it’s an epic story told in an indigenous language, Igbo, which isn’t as common in mainstream Nollywood. In recent years, there have been a few other successful epic movies in Yoruba, another Nigerian language. Some of these movies include “Aníkúlápó” and “King of Thieves.” Another Yoruba epic called “Beast of Two Worlds” is actually coming out in theatres on March 29th.

There’s no word yet on exactly when “Out of Breath” will be released in theatres.

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These Nollywood Movies Are Streaming This April

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Are you a fan of Nollywood movies? April is shaping up to be a great month for you, Nollywood fans! A wide variety of Nollywood movies are hitting streaming services and cinemas, offering something for every taste.

If you’re in the mood for a tearjerker or a story that will keep you guessing, there are plenty of dramatic and thrilling options. Or, if you’re looking for something light and heartwarming, there are some delightful romantic comedies on the horizon.

With so many choices, here are a few exciting Nollywood movies to add to your watchlist this April:

This drama, “Kill Boro,” tells the story of a father in a small village by a river. He’s drowning in debt, and his child is desperate as they fight to survive.

The movie explores how strong their family bond is as they face challenges. It also shows how they learn to sacrifice for each other and never give up hope of forgiving one another.

Directed by Courage Obayuwana, the film stars Blessing Oreva Uzero, Michael Dappa, Philip Asaya, Brutus Richard, and Gregory Ojefua.

You can watch “Kill Boro” on Prime Video.

Three wealthy sisters, used to getting their way, go on a journey to find love and ultimately rediscover themselves, all to win their mother’s approval.

This comedic drama is directed by Dabby Chimerefilm and stars Bimbo Ademoye, Emeka Nwagbaraocha, Alex Cross, Ego Nwosu, and Shaffy Bello.

You can watch it on Prime Video.

Dive into the struggles a woman faces in “Ambivalent,” a drama directed by Ekene Som Mekwunye. When she marries a workaholic husband, their relationship is strained by his neglect.

The movie explores the challenges couples face and the temptations that can arise when one partner feels ignored.

Starring Gabriel Afolayan, Derby Frankson, Anita O. James, Mercy Mordom, and Aeries Umusu, “Ambivalent” is available on Prime Video.

Get ready for drama! “Àjosepò” follows a young couple, Dapo and Tani, as they prepare for their wedding. But what starts as a luxurious celebration takes a shocking turn. Long-hidden secrets, family conflicts, and surprising discoveries threaten to tear them apart.

Directed by Kayode Kasum, the movie stars Ronke Oshodi Oke, Mike Afolarin, Timini Egbuson, Tomike Adeoye, and Kanaga Jr.

Catch “Àjosepò” in cinemas now!

Looking for an inspiring story? Look no further than “Saving Onome”! This movie tells the powerful story of two devoted parents fighting to save their daughter, Onome, who is battling a chronic illness. With time running out for a life-saving surgery, the parents will face any challenge and make incredible sacrifices to save their child.

Directed by Dimeji Ajibola, the film stars Nancy Isime, Keppy Ekpenyong, Olumide Oworu, Ashionye Michelle, and Femi Jacobs. “Saving Onome” is showing in cinemas now.

Dive into the world of a passionate blacksmith in “Blacksmith: Alagbede,” directed by Usman “Blackky” Ogunlade. This movie explores the traditional craft of blacksmithing and the artistry involved. But it doesn’t shy away from the real-life struggles. Our main character, a neighbourhood blacksmith, faces anxieties, pressure to succeed, and the daily hustle to make ends meet.

Starring Rose Odika, Eniola Ajao, Debo Adedayo, Fathia Balogun Williams, and Jaiye Kuti, “Blacksmith: Alagbede” is showing in cinemas now!

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5 Movies That Defined Jnr Pope’s Acting Career

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Here are five notable movies in which Junior Pope Odonwodo showcased his exceptional acting skills:

This suspenseful thriller stars Junior Pope as a young man who gets involved with a dangerous secret society. He believes that the best way to solidify his friendship with another character (played by Jude Thomas Dawam) is to forcefully induct him into this group.

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Nnaemeka Nani Boi Eze directed the movie. Lorenzo Menakaya and Nnamdi Alexander Mezue are featured in the movie.

Check out “Blood Affair” for a passionate and dramatic story. The movie explores themes of self-doubt and unhealthy relationships. Junior Pope stars as Gozie, a man entangled in a toxic marriage.

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Ken Steve Anuka directed the movie and featured Emeka Enyiocha, Calista Okoronkwo, and Rita Edochie.

In “Honey Money,” Junior Pope takes on the role of Tobiloba, a young man from a simple background in his late 20s. Tobiloba starts living a lavish lifestyle that confuses his parents.

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They have no idea he’s secretly involved with a dangerous gang. The movie is a fun watch with a surprising twist. It also stars Nancy Isime, Timini Egbuson, Iyabo Ojo, and Lina Idoko. Ekene Mekunye is the director of this movie.

“No Way Through” is a crime thriller about Jolade Okeniyi, a struggling single mom who gets tangled with a local drug cartel. She drives for them to make ends meet, but her life takes a dangerous turn when she gets caught by the authorities. Now she’s forced to become an informant, putting herself and her teenage daughter at risk.

Chinaza Onuzo directed the movie and stars a talented cast. The cast includes Funke Akindele as Jolade, Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha, Junior Pope Odonwodo, and Chidi Mokeme.

“Adissa” is a movie about an unexpected hero named Adissa. The story follows her on a perilous journey to a mysterious place, carrying the fate of the King on her shoulders.

Cas Chidiebere and Erico Isika Goodnews directed this movie and stars Okey Amakor, Junior Pope Odonwodo, Frances Nsonwu Ikoroha, Eve Esin, and Theodorah Eze.

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See Trailer For “Dilli Dark”, An Indian-Nigerian Comedy

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There’s a new comedy movie coming out called “Dilli Dark.” Dibakar Das Roy directed this funny movie. It’s an Indian-Nigerian comedy that tells the story of Michael Okeke, a Nigerian student living in Delhi.

Michael wants to get his MBA and stay in India, but life there isn’t easy for outsiders, especially since he’s black. The trailer shows that Michael has a strange side job too. The movie seems to make fun of the racism that Michael faces in India.

The actor playing Michael, Samuel Abiola Robinson, was really happy about the movie being announced last year in October.

I am back!!! And happy to be Announcing my Next film DILLI DARK; A film about racial discrimination and what life is like for people with darker skin in Delhi and India as a whole,” he said.

Abiola mentioned in a post that this is the first time he’s had such a big role in a movie.

The movie also stars Shantanu Anam as Debu and Geetika Vidya Ohlyan as Maa.

At the 2023 Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI) Festival, Filmy interviewed director Dibakar Das Roy about how he cast Samuel Abiola Robinson in the lead role.

He replied, saying,

“We wanted someone who could look like a very regular chap. Rather than a hero. So at the same time, I saw an article that Samuel had moved to Delhi, and I reached out to him, and we connected.”

The “Dilli Dark” trailer looks like a funny movie that will also make you think. It deals with racism and what it’s like to move to a new country. If you like comedies that make you ponder as well as laugh, then keep an eye out for “Dilli Dark.” But remember, this is just a trailer, so the movie itself might be different.

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