Nigerian Movies Review
Mirror Of Life – 2010
Continuation – End Of Mirror Of Life
REPACKAGED: SUSTAIN MY LOVE
Story /Screenplay Director- Michael Jaja
Producer – Chijoke Nneji
Mercy Johnson – Nneka
John Dumelo – Ferguson
Queen Nwokoye – Rosemary
Prince Eke – George
Charity Eke – Cherry
Angela Okorie – Monique
Joyce Kalu – Hannah
Ken Erics – Tunde
Amanda Dilo – Jane
Uchenna Nnanna – Vera
NollywoodForever.com Rating – 60%
Mercy Johnson plays Nneka a poor village girl. One day she runs across old school friend called Rosemary played by Queen Nowkoye who pays her sisters hospital bills. Indebted and wanting to provide for her family Nneka follows Rosemary to the city and becomes makes her transformation as Rihanna a runs girl (prostitute).
Rihanna tells Vera she doesn’t do “runs” prostitution to which Vera replies,
“You don’t do runs, as in you don’t like money or you don’t like life or tell me you don’t want to be comfortable or support for family?”
It is almost as if prostitution is being touted as being the only way to live. A selfless act and the only way for a girl to survive. It is as though Vera is calling Rihanna selfish for not wanting to sell her body to random man.
Uchenna Nnanna played the part of a hardcore runs girl excellently. She really looked and sounded the part. She also played the drunk really well the in the scene where she invites Rihanna around to her house to suggest partnership. Subtly done but on point. Kudos to Uchenna. I have never particularly noticed her performance in other movies but in this one her potential stood out to me.
Nollywood Forever Says What?
How would a prostitute have robbed your friend and then you leave her in your hotel room with all your money talking about you trust her. SAY WHAT? Ooooh it sounds very romantic but that one na mugu moves.
Eww that was so so gross when Queen for pouring baileys onto Prince Ekes matted chest hair and licking it off. SAY WHAT? Really though? Is that supposed to be sexy? Ewww “sexy” scenes in Nollywood are so unsexy. Eww!
I would recommend the movie. Wasn’t anything out of the ordinary but enjoyable to watch and all the girls did a great job with their razz ways By the end of part 2 it was still unfinished which was kind of annoying but I shall certainly be on the look out for the continuation as I’m intrigued to know what happens next.