It takes a tragic event for four childhood friends to strip themselves bare by revealing their own truths and embarking on the journey to their own respective spiritual freedoms.
Watch? Most Definitely!
These are highly recommended movies in Nollywood that are a must watch! The greats that will make you smile for a long time afterwards and rejoice the progress of Nollywood. This category is for Nollywood African movies rated between 76-100%. These are the movies that you will keep on your shelf and recommend over and over again to friends and family. (obviously they will buy their own copies because you don't want your own to turn up missing.) Generally you will find people Nollywood practitioners like Vivian Ejike, Izu Ojukwu, Tchidi Chikere, Emem Isong and Shirley Frimpong Manso in this category. There will be some difference between a Nollywood movie rated 76 to one rated at 100, but one thing is for sure it is that it will be an enjoyable and meaningful watching experience.
Lola, played by Omoni Oboli is a free spirit who is fed up of her parents constantly comparing her to her late sister Kemi. There is great fiction in their household because of this. Ngozi, played by Stella Damasus is a student who is struggling to support her mother and younger siblings. Her friend persuades her into joining her in town doing runs. She also embarks on a mission to exert revenge on the person that plunged her previously wealthy household into poverty. A teenage girl played by Sylvia Oluchy is being abused by her uncle.
Tragedy strikes for happily married newlyweds Pabi and Jimah when a domestic accident involving hot oil leaves his face horrifically disfigured with second degree burns. Jimah struggles to accept that he is irrevocably scarred and the devoted loving husband that she once knew is emerges angry and abusive monster, seemingly intent on driving her away.
Lola (Genevieve Nnaji) and Uzo (Joseph Benjamin) meet during her youth service and are married after a 3 year courtship. On their wedding night Lola, a virgin is raped by armed robbers who break into their hotel suite, right in front of her new husband. Both bear the emotional and psychological burden that the rape places on them. She is emotionally scarred and has trouble having sexual relations with her husband, while her husband bears the guilt of not being able to protect her when she most needed him to. Their marriage is only two months but they are already seeing a marriage counsellor. It remains to be seen if they will be able to break down the psychological walls that keep them apart.
Work shy party animal Olumide is employed as the managing director for his mother’s company, Da Costa holdings. His mother fears that he is following his reckless father’s footsteps and worries hugely about his future, as she knows that she is terminally ill and will not always be around to look after him. A charity benefit brings an ambitious young lady to Olumide’s mother’s attention. They build up a great rapport and after inviting her in for an interview she is made finance director. The company’s purse strings are tightened and lavish spenders Olumide and his calculating girlfriend Sabina start to resent the new finance director for questioning the way that they extravagantly blow the company’s money. Olumide concocts a plan to ensure that he has full control of his mother’s money that goes so horribly wrong.
Naive village girl Kate (Ebube Nwagbo) is perturbed by her husband David’s (Charles Awurum) lack of interest in her. He is dazzled by the city girls he sees and despite Kate doting on him and “making her head” he makes fun of her use of piegeon english and village dress sense. In a desperate bid to make her husband take notice of her she consults her auntie kiki who vows to turn her into a real city girl with the money she has been saving up since before she left the village. Kate is resistant to change but auntie Kiki conducts a full body makeover so that kate can seduce her husband. Will he. Come to his wife and stop chasing the city girls that so mesmerise him?
Akin played by Wole Ojo is in a rush to make a company conference in Abuja after finding out about it at the last minute. Nse too is in a rush to visit her family in the village in Owerri. Her sister has been terrorising her husband and her father has called an urgent family meeting which she has been summoned to attend. Akin and Mary bump into each other in the airport and in the mêlée accidentally swap each others identical phones. This leads to a mix up with their destinations after they each receive text messages for the other with regards to where each is heading to. As a result of the swap, they agree to help carry out each other’s missions, armed with the information and data on each other’s phones. However this proves to be harder than imagined as new obstacles and complications rise at every turn as they both struggle in adapting to their new environments. Mary has to represent Akin in a company meeting while Akin has to represent Mary in her family meeting and so the adventure begins with hilarious results.
Pregnant Joyce Unanga played by Omoni Oboli and her husband Paul Unaga played by Sam Sarpong are illegal immigrants in the United States. Their visas have expired and their time in the USA is up. They were offered voluntary deportation 3 months previously but refused to take it Joyce has 4 months until she gives birth and has agreed with her husband that they will lay under the radar hiding from immigration until the baby is born. This anchor baby will act as a device for the family to gain legal foothold into the United States;. Joyce isn’t so keen on the idea but her husband Paul is desperate for their child to be born in the United States and have an American passport so that he/she can be afforded the same opportunities as American born kids.
Banky Da Silva played by Ramsey Noah is involved in a serious car accident and ends up in the hospital with amnesia where Dr Dammmy played by Nse Ikpe Etim is his doctor. Doctor and patient grow very close to the point where they are soon involved in a torrid love affair. It is to the extent that when he is released from the hospital the doctor becomes a regular visitor at his home, cooking his meals and keeping him company. Halle Davis played by Ini Edo is an out of work desperate for work actress who goes on audition after audition and ends up landing a lead role after claiming her fiancé is Banky and with the promise that the will bankroll the whole movie. How will she get herself out of the big mess and web of lies she has entangled herself in?
Sheila played by Genevieve Nnaji is with her family during a break from school. On her return things are different at home. She constantly feels the presence of someone else around despite not being able to see anyone. It is when she begins to notice that her things are being moved around that she becomes really concerned. David Martins played by Emeka Enyiocha becomes friendly with the family and begins dating Sheila. He turns out to be the person that they bought their dream house from. Through him they learn about how both his parents were murdered in the house. A ghost Greg played by Muna Obiekwe finally reveals himself to Sheila. What could it be that he wants? It seems that he is trying to keep David from getting close to Sheila but the question is why? Is he trying to protect her from something?