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Pretender

Pretender ~ 2002
Story/Screenplay – Sunday Ekegbo
Director – Chika Onu

Starring:
Tony Umez – Okechukwu
Nkiru Sylvanus – Benita
Patience Ozokwor – Mama
Fabian Adibe – Papa Oke
Rita Edochie – Mama
Emeka Ike – Matthew
Promise Odika – Somto
Stephanie Okereke – Ifeoma
Prince Nwafor – Nnamdi
Jennifer Okoli – Nkechi
Andy Ike – Supervisor

Themes:
Jealousy
Greed
Family Loyalty
Justice

My Rating – 70%

Ifeoma was living a life of bliss, engaged to be married to Okechukwu. She always got on with Benita and Somto, his brother and sister that live with him in the city. She gets on with them so well you would believe that they are her own siblings. Once Ifeoma becomes Matthews’s wife her mother’s meddling ways puts her marriage in jeopardy.

Mama persuades Ifeoma that she needs to push Benita and Somto out of her marital home for her to enjoy her husband fully. She tells Ifeoma that if she allows them to stay they will ruin her marriage. She then uses that opportunity move herself and her wayward son into Ifeoma’s home and immediately they start causing problems.

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An oldie but a goodie, everybody played their parts well. As usual Patience Ozokor was phenomenal playing her usual wicked mama role. She has been typecast, yes but if it ain’t broke why fix it? Nkiru and Promise were on point, in fact where has Nkiru been these days? Tony Mumu played his usual role and he played it well.

I would recommend this movie. It was a predictable but enjoyable movie and there is a lesson to be learn about following your own mind and not allowing meddling family members to interfere in your affairs and sway you from what you know to be right for you. Even if you are going to make a mistake it is better that you make it of your own back. After all that is how were learn as humans and mistakes are inevitable on that learning curve.

Stranger on my Bed

Stranger on my Bed

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Stranger On My Bed ~ 2010
Story – Austin Obah
Screenplay – Obah Augustine
Director – Chico Ejiro
Producers – Anugo Obah, Hilda Ndidi
Booben Movie Productions

Starring:
Mercy Johnson – Felicia
Tony Umez – Samuel
Arinze Okonkwo – Dede
Ashley Nwosu – Noko
Ebube Nwagbo – Mary
Bahangura Miria (Uganda) – Madam Badmus
Babatunde Braihmoh – Johnson
Valentina Anugo Obah – Diana
Emeka Rollas – Reverend Father

Themes Explored:
Marriage
Religion
Financial Independence

My Rating – 60%

Felicia has been married to Samuel for 5 years. She is lonely and bored within the marriage and feels trapped as a resulted of her limited freedom. Once called “Sexy Feli” in school in her husband’s house she feels like a boring housewife, largely ignored. She has no one to turn to, having recently moved to a new neighbourhood where she does not know anybody.

She craves her husband’s love and attention but instead he throws money at her, as if that alone can make her happy. One day she inquires in a supermarket about a job as a saleslady and is hired. In this job she finds an escape from the humdrum of her everyday life. Her husband is vehemently opposed to her accepting the job initially but soon enough comes round to the idea. Soon enough it is not only the job that she is paying attention to but a handsome stranger from her past.

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The beginning of the movie came like a Nigerian horror film. I was holding my head aghast, not because it was scary but because I was cursing myself for having bought the movie and didn’t think I could sit through horror. We see Felicia about to be stabbed and she is screaming and writhing. LUCKILY she wakes up and we see her in bed with her husband Samuel. The whole scene turns out to be a nightmare that she was having, probably indicative of the way she is feeling within her marriage.

The flashback scenes were well interwoven into the main body of the movie. We are slowly given information on Dede and how he came to be in Felicia’s life. Initially the awkwardness was not explained but after we learn the couple’s history the awkwardness between the two on first meeting makes perfect sense. The differences between Felicia’s relationship with her husband and with Dede are a million miles apart. With Dede her whole body language is free. She lights up in his presence, can laugh, have fun and be sill with him. With her husband it is nothing but frowns, shouting and very uncomfortable body language.
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Mercy Johnson
Mercy is a great actress. I am rarely disappointed when she is in a movie. She interprets both sides of her character perfectly. We see her as Sexy Feli the flirtatious, loud campus babe, as well as her role as a submissive downtrodden married woman. In showing her old self we see just how marriage has changed and subdued her character. There was great chemistry between Mercy Johnson and Arinze Okonkwo. It started off a gentle simmering chemistry and graduated to something deeper and stronger. I would love to see Mercy with Majid again. It could be fire and Shakira wasn’t a good enough vehicle to ignite the flames.

The scene where we find out the circumstances surrounding Felicia’s marriage to Samuel was a very emotional one. A revelation is made and if you judged Felicia harshly for cheating on her husband in this scene you will feel sympathy for her and perhaps even shed a tear too. You feel Felicia’s pain and Mercy acts out this scene, piercing sobs while her whole body trembles.

Tony Umez
Tony Umez has lost a lot of weight. This is the first time I have seen him in a movie without his shirt off and I am sure he did that purposely to show of his new physique.
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RUBBISH???
What kind of nonsense was that when Felicia used Dede’s phone to call her husband? The man beats you up and rapes you and treats you like dirt. You know that he is capable of ANYTHING and then you use you ex man’s phone to call him without even blocking the number? WHAT???

There is a scene where Felicia and Dede are working out in the gym. Well… Felicia is working out and Dede is simply assisting. She is wearing ballet pumps. WHAT??? Who on earth wears ballet pumps to go and work out in a gym? Please note, she is not dancing or doing ballet she is attempting a hardcore workout. NONSENSE!
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Role Reversal
Felicia’s relationship with Dede gives her the confidence to treat her husband in the way that he has always treated her in marriage – without regard. It is only after she has given her heart to Dede that her husband sits up and takes notice of her, but is it too late? They say you never miss a good thing until it’s gone and this is true in Samuel’s case. All of a sudden we see him pleading with his wife to go on outings with him. Before she met Dede it was always him missing appointments and her begging him to make some engagement or another.

Marriage
We are told that marriage is for better of for worst. Felicia keeps being told this. It is all very well to pass out advice like that when you are not living in an abusive nightmareish situation. I felt like when Felicia confided in Mary instead of listening to her she would simply keep telling her that she is a Christian so she must stick to her husband. So if you are a Christian you must put up with any and everything in order to stick to your vow?

Religion
Always in Nollywood is the belief expressed that the unbeliever is inherently immoral, and that my friends is BUUUUULLLLSHHHAT! It’s a total myth based in ignorance and untruth but perhaps appropriate considering the religiosity of Nigerians at large. In once scene we see a man stand up in church and say that he is living with an unbeliever that is trying to recruit him into the 419 business. Oooh what a dilemma? NOT. Why not have the guy stand up and say that he is living with unbelievers that live the most moral and worthy lives that he knows of. Now wouldn’t that present more of a dilemma?

This whole issue of church presence being linking to morality kinda irks me big time. It is a huge LIE, and they reiterate this lie in the movie by showing how Samuel changes when he stops going to church. When his church visits cease he becomes a rapist and wife batterer. Religion is used as the excuse as to why he committed these acts. The devil indeed? He chose to commit these acts. Everybody has free will as far as I am concerned.
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The End
I didn’t like the ending of this movie. I am thinking that there will be a continuation. Towards the end of the movie things took a nosedive for the worst in a big way with the disappearance of Dede. Why wasn’t Felicia surprised that he had gone missing? The way the police burst in her house to question her was just stupid. They asked a few questions and then just left, but not before threatening her. It all seemed a bit over the top. The movie does not finish and the scene being shot does not even end. I’m fed up of these movies not finishing and not being released all together. It is becoming very annoying.
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I would recommend this movie. Mercy was great in it, overall it is a good watch and we learn that men shouldn’t treat their women like asswipes because there will be another man out there that will treasure her and when she gets the queen treatment she will not be coming back to your azz. Be warned! LOL

Power of Deceit

Power of Deceit

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Power of Deceit ~ 2009
Story, Screenplay, Director – Sylvia Ezen Eguakhide
Producer – Sylvia Ezen Eguakhide

Starring:
Desmond Elliot – Charles
Uche Jombo – Ify
Tony Umez – Obinna Okere
Ashley Nwosu – Sunny Onwurdi
Sylvia Ezen Eguakhide – Nkechi
Ekaette Inyang – Mama
Sandra Ezenweani – Susan Okere
Olumide Fafunso – Chuks Onwurdi
Ama Ignis – Stone
Elizabeth Nwogazi – Kemi
Joy Nwogazi – Aunty Ruth
Olawale Aduroja – Lecturer
Royson Okafor – Kola

Themes:
Prostitution
Greed
Materialism
Parental Pressure
Peer Pressure

My Rating – 36%

Susan’s boyfriend Kola gets caught cheating and when confronted by her denies her in front of his other girl and ends up beating her. She is saved from a further beating by his friend Chuks. Chuks and Susan become firm friends after he approaches her for help with his schoolwork on the advise of his school mentor. Despite his initial insults towards her and bravado in front of his friends they soon fall in love. There is however something lurking that threatens to break their union.

In a side story Linda is Charles’ girlfriend but is only with him for money, money that she uses to cater for her lesbian lover. He soon puts her out and moves on but not before she manages to change his life forever.

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The movie is very disjointed and we see different people introduced at random into the story without any explanation as to who they are or how they tie into the existing plot. For instance 20 minutes into the movie we are introduced to Obinna. We see him driving down the street and having flashbacks. How are we shown this random dude having flashbacks and we do not even yet know how he fits into a campus story which up until this point this movie is?

Throughout the movie we are shown ho stroll clips. Ashewos doing synchronised walking, “sexy” posing, touching themselves up and acting a fool. Granted, Chuks’ first girlfriend was a “runs girl” but apart from that small detail all these interspersed clips do not make sense.

The scenes where Chuks catches his girlfriend doing ashewo business on Allen Avenue dragged on for far too long. We see different men coming to “prize” the girl and then the subsequent arguments as all the men are trying to get discounts and the girls are not agreeing. It seemed that this was all in a bid to show us that Chuks’ girl was not virtuous. It was not necessary in my opinion, since that was a minor part of the story.

Chuks goes shopping for Susan and then one day she walks past the same group of guys that used to insult her for being dry, but wearing her new clothes. See the guys go gaga over her. I call BOOOOLSHEEEET! The girl still looked dry. That was pure falseness and overreaction. The girl is wearing a knee length skirt with trainers, a fitted football jersey looking top and one horrible, dated dry wig. Please tell me, what part of her looked like a hot babe? I wonder ooo!

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Linda is going out with Charles but she is a fat slob. She literally lies on the sofa and drinks and smokes all day. Charles doesn’t seem to like anything about her, so I wonder why on earth he was going out with her. That didn’t make sense to me. What were her redeeming qualities? We don’t see any!

It is not until part 2 that we see a link between the stories. We find out that Obinna is Susan’s father. It is also not until the second part of the movie that we find out that Susan is a sickler. What? That was just thrown in there to create another storyline. It did not seem well thought out as it had never been mentioned or hinted to before.

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The execution of this whole movie was poor. There were too many storylines. They should have focused on one or two and made it work. Editing was poor and the whole feel of the movie was very amateur, on top of that the editing job left a lot to be desired. At one point (23.15 in part 1) there is a complete visual blackout. The dramatic sound effects that were often used took away from the realism as they were too loud and overdramatic.

Uche barely features in this movie despite having her face emblazoned accross the cover.  She has a tiny role as Nkechi’s friend and confidant. I don’t have a problem with no name actors and actresses being used, but the marketers should give people more credit by putting the real leads on the front. They may be pleasantly surprised. If a movie is good then it is good, word will get out. Unfortunately this movie isn’t very good at all. The actors and actresses played their parts well but there was just too much going on with no clear direction or focus. There is a message at the end of the movie about condemning AIDS/ HIV stigmatization. They should have picked one “cause” and stuck to it.

I would not recommend this movie. It is watchable in that you will watch to see just how much more ridiculous the story can get, but ultimately it is a waste of time and money.

Marital Confusion

Marital Confusion

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Marital Confusion ~ 2009
Story, Screenplay – Felix Nyemike Nkadi
Director- Reginald Ebere

Starring:
Tony Umez – Chief
Francis Duru – Christopher
Padita Agu – Brenda
Pat Edeh – Maryann
Queen Nwokoye – Ngozi
Ngozi Ezeonu – Mama
Reginald Ebere – MD
Mary Igwe – Stephanie
Noel Oboh – Danny
Annabella Ojiaku – Ada
Gladrine Chinyere Ugo – Helen
Chinonso Uzochukwu – Kenneth

Themes:
Family Pressure
Greed
Childlessness

My Rating – 75%

Two stories told alongside each other about a couple’s marriage issues. Chief and his wife are experiencing marital woes because of childlessness. Chief offers his wife an ultimatum to produce a male child in 2 months or face another woman in the home.

Christopher and Ngozi on the other hand are happily married but facing pressure with regards to financial support for her family. Her sister Brenda in particular resents the fact that Christopher’s family receive more financial support that her family. Little does the family know that Christopher and Ngozi are struggling to make ends meet and that Ngozi intends on finding a job to boost the family’s income.

One day Chief and Ngozi’s paths cross and both marriages are thrown into disarray.

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Family pressure is a big theme in this movie. Ngozi’s mother encourages her to leave her husband and go off with Chief simply because Christopher has fallen on hard times. She does not seem concerned with his physical violence towards her daughter but rather the fact,

“I’m not getting the benefits of a mother in law.”

Even Brenda is pimping out her sister for gifts from Chief, eager to get her sister to move on from her brother in law exclaiming to her mother about her sister,

“I wonder why they call themselves married couple if they cannot share money the money equally between the two families.”
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Brenda is really ungrateful. Ngozi gives her 50,000 Naira for her upkeep in school and she throws it back at her deeming it, “miserable.” She then has no money for school and ends up asking Christopher’s sister who is her friend in school and who she had previously attacked and called a “miserable crook” to beg her brother for money.

If she needed the money that badly then why didn’t she take the 50 instead of begging Christopher’s sister and only getting 20 in the end? Christopher sends money to his sister after Ngozi has already told her sister that she doesn’t have money to give her and that is when the trouble really starts with Ngozi’s family.
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One thing that I found strange was that after Christopher was accused of embezzlement, they were they still living in the house that belonged to the company after he was fired, with no talk of moving.

The other thing I found strange, or should I say stupid was the threat by Chief that his wife should produce a boy in 2 months or face another woman. HOLD UP! How can a son be produced in 2 months if the woman is not already pregnant, and even if the woman does get pregnant in the two months stipulated, how on earth would it be known if she is carrying a boy or not. This situation comes up a lot in Nollywood and it is absolutely STOOOOOOOOPID!

I wish I could see Tony Umez in one movie where he was not saying “alwight alwight” every minute and Queen Nwokoye in one movie where she is not playing a goody two shoes. She really shone for me in this movie but it would be nice to see her play a more challenging role.

In the end Ngozi returns to her husband’s house with her family’s blessing, after giving birth to a baby girl for Chief and being cut off by him. The moral of the story is to follow your own mind and don’t allow family pressure to cajole you into a situation that is not right for you. Although it must be said that the situation when she left was pretty bad and I wouldn’t recommend any woman stay with a man who is beating them up.
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I would recommend this movie, it moved at a nice steady pace and kept you fixated at all times. It was great to see Padita Agu back after a long hiatus. She really came back with a bang as Brenda and she is even better than I remembered. Thumbs up!

Last Victory

Last Victory

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Last Victory ~ 2008
Story – Macdavies Odikah & Micheal Martins Odikah
Screenplay – Pascal Amanfo
Director – Iyke Odife

Starring:
Ebube Nwagbo – Demola
Tony Umez – Lanre
Jackie Appiah (Agyeman) – Paris
Kofi Adjorlolo – Enyinnaya
George Williams – Bankole
Grace Nortey – Wunmi
Vivien Achor – Paris
Emmanuel Armah – Kelvin
Samuel Mensah – Dike
Gifty Temang – Brenda
Nneka Chris – Jessica
Roselyn Ngissah – Claribel
Louis Saa-Acquahman – Cornel
Ziggy Nartteyson – Rabia
Omar de 1st – Doctor
Raaba Mensah – Chioma
Eva Asare – Maid
Henry Adu Amoyaw – John
Williams Opare – LPO

Themes:
Murder
Revenge
Jealousy
Justice

My Rating: 60%

Kelvin and Bankole were business partners but a fall out over money resulted in Bankole going to Kelvin’s home in the middle of the night and gunning down him, his wife, daughter and house help down in front of their home in cold blood. The bodies are found not long after the shooting by Kelvin’s brother Enyinnaya and his wife.

All is not lost and it is discovered that Kelvin’s 8 year old daughter Jessica is still alive. After hospital treatment she makes a full physical recovery, although haunted by the turn of events that night. It is suggested that a change of scene will do her good and so she is shipped off to an uncle in America where she remains until returning back for a visit 22 years later, however she has come back for a reason other than to see family.

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I started watching this movie on about 5 different occasions and actually turned it off every time. Why? The beginning is confusing. We see Kelvin and Bankole discussing business matters, but exactly what the issue is that made one go and assassinate the other’s whole family I couldn’t really get a grasp of. We then cut to a scene with Kelvin’s brother and this too was a bit confusing, in fact I even thought that the movie was a continuation of something else. In fact it may well be!

After rewinding a few times I finally “got it” and I am glad that I took the times to persevere through the first few scenes because the movie was worth watching despite the few flaws.

Enyinnaya played by Kofi was excellent in his role as the grieving brother, as was the actress that played his wife in the movie. After his brother dies we see a scene where he and his wife consoling each other. This scene is very touching and believable from the tears welling up in the eyes to the subtle built up to understated sobs. These two had great chemistry together and flowed naturally.
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One thing that got me confused was why the film was supposedly set in Ghana (They kept mentioning Accra and Kumasi) but the characters names were either English or Nigerian. Why didn’t they just set it in Nigeria since everybody seemed to be Nigerian anway? When the police come to Enyinnaya’s house to investigate his brother’s murder, he is asked about his brother’s business partners. He mentions some in Dubai which prompts the officer to ask,

“No Nigerian partners?”

Why would the police ask about Nigeria partners? What would the relevance be? Or is this just an error?
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One thing that I saw as a major flaw in he  film was where the policeman investigating the murder case comes and wants to talk to Jessica (which they were first of all calling Princess, in fact I thought that was her name until she came back as an adult) about her parents murders. The one who is the policeman is now calling himself a “psychologist.” Is this how multitasking happens in Naija? His form of therapy is to tell Princess to close her eyes, that he has a surprise for her, only to then pull a gun on her and tell her to open them. Which kin of NONSENSE be this? The policeman/ psychologist then analyses the situation,

“For a normal child this could be a piece of metal.”

Er Noooooooo it would be a freaking gun for a “normal” child even if they hadn’t come face to face with one like Jessica had. Most kids would know that it was a gun that is capable of killing. He continues with his useless nonsense psychological analysis,

“Suddenly it’s an object of fright.”

WHY THE HELL WOULDN’T IT BE??? GUNS KILL!!!

And there is even more nonsense,

“Except that child has been through a terrifying experience, like seeing her mummy and daddy lying dead before her.”

Hold up! So that would be mean a gun is an object of fright, unless you parents have been gunned down? Which would mean she would be happy to see a gun, but she wasn’t she jumped and was scared. In any case gunned down parents or not… a gun is an object for fright for anyone. Hmmm… These are meant to be profound words of wisdom from a PSYCHOLOGIST. It does not even make sense. Whoever wrote that crap needs to pay attention to detail and make sure their sentences tie up with one another and MAKE SENSE.

The PSYCHOLOGIST then gives his advice,

“This child needs special care maybe a change of environment would help.”

DUUHHH… Talk about stating the obvious! Who needs a psychologist to tell them a kid that just saw her parents gunned down in front of her needs special care? This whole scene was extremely insulting to the viewer and poorly thought out.
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What is a toddler? I thought a toddler is between 12 months and 3 years at a push. After all isn’t a toddler called so because they are toddling (learning to walk) An 8 year old child is waaaay past toddler age. Throughout the movie the young pre-America Jessica of 8 years old is referred to as a toddler. People should learn the meanings of words before they start using them anyhow.

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Once you got into it the movie it was enjoyable. For that reason alone I would recommend it, however something funny was going on with the names, where the names in the credits weren’t necessarily the names in the film and the fact that Jessica/ Princess was referred to as a toddler. I have a feeling that perhaps the movie was filmed at different times, hence these discrepancies. The first part was somewhat predictable in that I knew the reason for putting Jessica and Tony together, however there was a nice twist at the end that I didn’t see coming that tied up all the other subplots in the movie.

Desperate Soul

Desparate Soul

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Desperate Soul ~ 2008

Story & Screenplay – Chidimma and Chidiebere Aneke
Directors – Evan Orji & Iyke Nkwueno

Starring:
Patience Ozokwor – Gertrude
Tony Umez – Michael
Roy De’nani – Chief Morris
Queen Nwokoye – Dora
Chidimma Aneke – Padita
Chidiebere Aneke – Benita
Abraham Nwodu – Dillion
Uchenna Nnanna – Alicia
Pat Edeh – Ralph
Cosol Ugochukwu – Bill
Stella Ukwuegbu – Queen
Chichi Chikere – Mr Ude
Sarah Alex – Jane
John Mac Ihechi – Tony
Chijioke Udefuna – Simon
Chinonso Udefuna – Belinea
Nonso Agbo – Young Man

Themes Explored:
Infertility
Promiscuity
Deception
Saving Face
Forgiveness

My Rating: 66%

Dillion and Benita have been married for 4 years but have not managed to have children despite both being checked by the doctors and found to be perfectly fertile. Dillion cannot bear the shame of childlessness any longer and so gives Benita and ultimatum. She has nine months to bear him a child or he will throw her out and bring in a new wife to carry out her wifely “duty.” She is in a tough situation because he has given her this ultimatum yet at the same time does not want to sleep with her? So how on earth is she meant to conceive a child?

Before the 9 months is even up Dillion throws Benita out, sending her back to her mother’s house where her twin sister also lives. In desperation she cooks up a plan with her mother and sister to get her husband back.

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Saving Face is a big theme in so many Nollywood films. As the viewer I got the feeling that Dillion’s desperation for a child was not because it was something that he really wanted, it was simply to prove his manliness to other men and society at large. Being married for so many years and not bearing a child is a situation that he feels embarrassed and humiliated by. He exclaims at one point,

“My friends mock me… I feel so much humiliation everywhere I go.”

Despite the fact that both Dillion and Benita have been checked by a doctor and declared fine the blame for childlessness always falls on the woman’s head. Even when tests haven’t been done it is still the woman that bears the blame. We see Benita praying, whilst crying and wailing,

“Please Lord I need a child to prove to the world I’m not barren.”

Even in her prayers for a child it is what people will think of her barrenness that consumes her as opposed to actually desiring a child.

It is odd that Benita’s husband that has been married to her for 4 years cannot tell the difference between her and her sister. He does not even appear to have any suspicions as to her identity. On the contrary Bill who slept with Benita’s sister Padita casually before dumping her and running off to America is so assured of Padita’s identity even though she tries to lie to him and pretend she is Benita.

Women always seem to get the short end of the deal and perhaps this is reflective of Nigerian society at large. We see Bill and his mother come and snatch Padita’s son from her. She has to go to his house and beg him to see her child, only to have him threaten her, “I will kill you!” What a cheek! Was he not the one who was disinterested when she announced her pregnancy to him? Was he not the one who abandoned her and ran off to America. It beggars belief! The guy that played Bill, Cosol Ugochukwu was excellent in his role as the enraged, self entitled man on a mission. He was comical too, particularly the part where he rumbles Padita as Benita. When Dillion asks who he is he animatedly screams at him in disbelief, “I am B-I-L-L,” before making moves to snatch the child.

In the end Dillion is left without the son he so much wanted to prove his manliness as Padita returns to Bill. Benita begs for Dillion’s forgiveness only to find out he has HIV, perhaps a result of his promiscuity during their split. Her other sister who was all for her going back to her husband at any cost is disgusted and grabs her to leave the hospital despite her crying and clinging onto him.

There are good lessons to be learned. Always treat others as you would expect to be treated. Dillion threw Padita out of the house without any concern for her feelings over something that she had no control over. On the other hand we see how Benita differs as we can see that she was willing to stay with Dillion after she found out he had HIV. She had compassion for him even though he probably got the HIV through his promiscuity which he did have control over.

I would recommend the movie. It was a bit of a slow burner but all in all it was an enjoyable watch. This is the second time I have seen the twins in a movie, and not only did they act out their roles convincingly they were also responsible for the story and screenplay. I’m sure we will see bigger and better things from them in the future!

19 Macaulay Street

19 Macaulay Street

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19 Macaulay Street

An Afe Olumowe Film

 

Starring:

Mercy Johnson

Eucharia Anunobi

Tony Umez

Evelyn Osugo

Femi Brainard
Rich Oganiru

Chidinnma Ubaogu

Emanuel Esene Steve

Franklyn Okoro

 

My Rating:  NO RATING

 

The film starts with Mercy Johnson running down some stairs and accusing her mother of being a whore. She then returns with a gun. Huh? It looks like she is about to kill somebody.

 

A few minutes in the credits begin to roll (they were not at the beginning.) I am thinking this film is trying to duplicate a Fred and Rosemary West type of scenario where the address becomes infamous as Cromwell Street was.

 

The next scene is Eucharia accusing her son of stealing her pink G String. She shouts and wails at him demanding to know where he has hidden her panties,

 

“I have done my make up… I must have my panties now!”

 

WEIRDDD!!!

 

We find out Eucharia is a lawyer. She leaves the house to go to court and her son retrieves the panties from between the sofa and rubs them all over his face, inhaling deeply. HUH? WHAT? Eucharia forgets something and returns to the house only to catch her son in this act.

 

We do not see what happens as the scene switches to Mercy Johnson in court. What? Is she a lawyer too? This film was too weird for me. I had to switch off. I cannot rate or even begin to give themes for this film as I just DIDN’T GET IT! WATCH AT YOUR OWN PERIL!