Black Town – 2011
Story – Sean Cohen
Producer – Izuchukwu Agina
Ikem Chude – king J
Alonso Waribo – Timono
Tobechukwu Onyeka – Jennifer
Jovi Babs – Barrister Ben
Christy Okonkwo – DPO
Linda Ekesie – Nash
Moses Darre- Big Joe
NollywoodForever.com Rating- 30%
Ben is a lawyer born and brought up in Black Town and currently on death row for multiple murder charges. Black Town in Ghana is a ghetto that has been neglected by the government The movie details Ben’s journey to prison. The story starts with Big Joe, a representative of a Russian Cocaine cartel that specialises in trafficking Cocaine from South America to Africa. Big Joe was Ben’s only client. When Big Joes money is stolen in a street robbery Black Town is thrown into disarray, everybody from common street thugs to the chief of police is trying to get their hands on the money for themselves.
There is a disclaimer at the beginning of the movie,
“This movie contains strong language, violence and nudity. The producers are trying to depict it as it really happened somewhere in West Africa 2007. Viewer Discretion is advised.”
From this alone you know from the jump that this one has a lot of sex and violence. It wasn’t too explicit but I did wonder what the relevance of some of the sex scenes were.
I had high hopes for this movie. I liked the way that it started and the story sounded different and somewhat different to the regular Nollywood fare, however it was pretty abysmal. I’m not going to go into too much detail I’ll just put it simply that this movie is a BIG THUMBS DOWN and after the first ten minutes it was all downhill from there.
I would not recommend this movie. Although the acting was decent and the concept as a whole was a good one (hence it getting rated at all) and it could have worked had it been better executed I found the movie way too confusing to follow. The sound was very bad, and some of these scenes were much too dark. Half way through part 2 I gave up I just didn’t have the patience to stick with it. I’d love to hear what anyone else though of the film.