Titled “Omugwo,” “Roti” and “Tribunal,” the movies will be filmed back to back and released in 2017, beginning from the first quarter of the year.
Originally planned as television productions, the films will explore the traditional channels of exhibitions save for DVD. They will make their debut with an April 2017 cinema release, screen at festivals, before making their debut on Africa Magic channels.
The three films feature A-list stars includingOmotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Kate Henshaw, Nobert Young, Toyin Oshinaike, Fathia Balogun, Dari Afolayan, Funsho Adeolu, Ade Laoye, Omowunmi Dada, Damilola Ogunsi, Ayo Adesanya, Yaw and Gloria Anozie Youngamong others.
Currently on set of “Roti,” the movie stars Kunle Afolayan alongside Kate Henshaw, Toyin Oshinaike, Fathia Balogun and Dari Afolayan.
The movie tells the story of how, years after a couple loses their son called Roti to a brief illness, the wife sees a boy called Juwon who is an exact replica of her dead son. After discovering that Juwon is not a reincarnation of Roti, she is washed anew by grief and soon descends into depression and consequent hysteria.
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In “Tribunal”, “Jimi Disu, a man in his fifties, is one of the bright- minded lawyers who co-establish a leading law firm in Lagos many years ago. However, he lost his sense of direction and strength after being hit by a series of personal challenges that question his resolve as a man.
He becomes a ‘charge and bail’ lawyer with no further ambition. Approached by a young, enthusiastic, fresh law school graduate,Tanimowo (who adores him for the stature of his legendary pedigree as a lawyer), to defend her friend, an albino, who has been unfairly relieved of his duties at work, Jimi Disu is presented a chance to battle his old law firm.
‘Tribunal’ stars Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde, Funsho Adeolu, Nobert Young, Ade Laoye, and Damilola Ogunsi.
“Omigwo” which is the third film stars Ayo Adesanya, Yaw, Gloria Anozie Young and Omowunmi Dada. The movie tells the story of Omotunde, a young Yoruba civil engineer, married to Raymond, an Igbo man.
Coloured by different cultural backgrounds, drama ensues when Raymond’s mother, Chimanda, insists on performing Umogwo, an Igbo cultural practice by which the mother of one of the couples lives with the couple for a period of time to relieve the nursing mother of the pressures of convalescing and baby care.
Omotunde’s mother, an egotistic, self-absorbed woman feels she has the right, as Chimanda, to be there for her daughter and granddaughter and receive as much praise as Chimanda. Both mothers-in-law move in with the couple and complicate their lives even further in this comic-filled drama.