A man called Dennis is chatting to a girl on Facebook that he believes is in Jamaica, only for his friend to visit him with his girlfriend and for him to see that it is the same girl on Facebook. It turns out that her picture was stolen by an ex-boyfriend who has been using it to defraud innocent lonely men on Facebook. The conman ex-boyfriend is part of a fraud ring called The Knights. Leo, played by John Paul Nwadike, who is a member of The Knights is at danger of being thrown out as his indiscrete ways bring the group to the attention of the law. Cyrene played by Tonto Dikeh has been selling her body in an organised prostitute ring called The Angels, to her brother in law. She feels guilty about cheating with her sister’s husband and wants to break free from sleeping with him but he resorts to blackmail to keep her where he wants her, and with her boss’ consent. Jude, played by Yul Edochie who is Lord of the Knights wants to save enough money to settle down with Cyrene but when a fellow Knight steals his money, he is broke and decides to start pimping women. It is not long before everybody’s sordid secrets are dramatically spilled in a huge confrontation.
Tonto Dikeh is a Nigerian actress from Rivers State and is of the Ikwerre tribe. In 2005 she competed against other contestants on a reality TV show called The Next Movie Star; she became the first runner up and not long afterwards was caturpaulted into the Nollywood limelight. In 2010 Tonto starred in a movie called Dirty Secret where she played a victim of abuse at the hands of her father. This role cause ripples of controversy whereby Tonto was likened to a porn actress for the skimpy dress and simulated sex acts that the role called for.
Gerald, played by Uti Nwachukwu is a philadering commitment shy executive, who is horrified when he is told that his nephew Junior will be left in his custody after his brother’s death. He worries that this development will mark the end of his social life, leaving him subject to a life of PTA meetings and cleaning nose boogers, but there is no choice as the only way out of the arrangement according to the will is if he himself dies. Under his girlfriend Ella’s (Tonto Dikeh) persistence he reluctantly takes the boy into his home, but struggling to bond with the boy hires a nanny to help him out, who is a recently sacked secretary (Uche Jombo) with a huge secret. Her presence causes his girlfriend to feel resentful.
A prominent married couple Taiwo and Sarah played by Uche Jombo and Kali Ikeagwu respectively, have a life that is marred by domestic violence. When things are going well, their relationship is blissful, but when it is going badly is hellish. On one occasion the husband surprises his wife by spelling out I love you with petals by their swimming pool, but when they fight it is vicious and violent. Quick tempered Taiwo appeases his wife by buying her gifts after they fight. Their home life affects their children in the worst way. Their son is violent at school and their daughter is withdrawn to the point of muteness, her own way of protesting, but the couple refuses to see that the violent nature of their relationship is responsible until it is too late.
An unhappy queen (Eka Aribia) begs a peasant widow (Tonto Dikeh) to marry her husband, the King (John Dumelo) and set her free from a loveless marriage, but then the widow’s husband Chike (Sam Dede) comes back from the dead. We see two men battling for love and ego and two women each wanting to run away to a place of love and peace.
Roderick played by Desmond Elliot has a girlfriend Melissa played by Tonto Dikeh that he has been engaged to for over three years but he shows no interest at all in marrying. Roderick’s family are badgering him to take her as a wife but he does not know if he ever even wants to get married. Melissa is desperate to be married to him even employing his father to help her persuade him to marry her. In their desperation they hire Lydia, a psychoanalyst played by Oge Okoye to try and get to the bottom of why their son is so emotionally cold. Is there some psychological trauma from his past that he is hiding and has not overcome? Will he ever get married?
October is Domestic violence month in the United States and it is during this month that Nollywood actress and now producer, Uche Jombo, has chosen to take her message against domestic violence to another level, with the tour of her movie Damage across the United States of America. Uche Jombo produced the movie the movie and is acting alongside some of Nollywood’s best, like Tonto Dikeh, Basorge Tariah Jr and Kalu Ikeagwu.
Nollywood fans frustrated by the Nigerian film industry’s ragtag distribution efforts have turned to a website that’s snatching up rights to local movies for online streaming. The site, Nollywood Love, founded by Nigerian entrepreneur Jason Njoku, was created as a one-stop shop for fans of Nigeria’s movie business. The site has acquired the rights to nearly 800 movies since launching last December. Njoku, who was raised in the U.K., says he was inspired to launch the website after fruitless attempts to track down Nollywood DVDs for Nigerian relatives in London. Before long, he realized that most members of Nigeria’s diaspora watched Nollywood movies online, where feature-length films were chopped up and uploaded in short segments to YouTube.
UK based African Voice Newspaper unveiled the much-awaited shortlist of nominees for the 2011 edition of its African Film Awards, also known as the Afro Hollywood Awards. The nominees on the shortlist also feature heavyweights such as Tonto Dike, Halima Abubakar, Toyin Aimaku, Jamila Umar Nagudu, Funke Adesiyan, Lekan Oladiipo and Peter Edochie contesting in various other categories. The winners in each awards category, who will be attending the prestigious annual awards in London, will be announced at a special ceremony on Sunday, October 9, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.