Shakara Babe Nigerian Movie Review
Date Of Release: 2011
Story – Chinedu Nwani
Screenplay/ Director – Charles Inojie
Producers – Chinedu Nwani, Ada Nwani
Ebube Nwagbo – Kate
Osite Iheme – peter
Chinedu Ikedieze – Paul
Charles Awurum – David
Charles Inojie – Greg
Amaka Anike – Kiki
Chinenye Uyanna – Deborah
Jennifer Okolie – Nina
Village Vs City Life
NollywoodForever.Com Rating – 76%
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?
Kates naivety knows no bounds. Kiki is using her to punish David for sleeping with her and dashing her. Greg is using her for cheap thrills and Peter and Paul call her village mumu behind her back whilst using her for their own entertainment.
Ebube Nwagbo was excellent in her role as a razz zvillage girl. The funniest scene was after her make over where she was crying “who be dis auntie kiki?” Ebube where have you been? Please forget all this posh hair stuff and come back to acting full time!!! Aki and Paw Paw brung it with never ending comedic lines.
The movie is hilarious. The sight of Osita Iheme shaking his nyash doing a catwalk was a rewindable moment. There are so many funny lines. Here are some of them:
1) A random girl and David are in the hotel room and after having “relations” the girl tells him,
“I am yet to even sweat.”
To which he replies,
“Sweating na by force? If you wan sweat go outside and do jogging. By the time you done do am ten times. You go sweat by force.”
2) Kate walks into the house after her makeover to meet her husbands friend in the compound (bear in mind he too is trying to “chop her suya” who exclaims in horror,
“Kate so you done turn Ashawo? Heeeey heeey my friend done marry ashewo.”
3) The hotel receptionist says to David when he demands she look through her guest list to find Kate,
“Carry this big belle. Face door.”
4) David says to Greg when challenging him to a fight,
“If I don’t damage your face call me bastard.”
Its funny how you never realise how valuable something is until someone else sees the value in it.
I would definitely recommend this movie. It is a simple well written comedy. Aki and Paw Paw were a great double act. Charles Inojie and Charles Awurum provided too many laughs and Ebube played her character to perfection. An enjoyable comedy. Thumbs up.