Amina is played by Omotola Jalade Ekeinde who finds herself incarcerated in a mental hospital after suffering a series of life changing events. The only person who can help her is her psychologist played by Wil Johnson, who must overcome his own demons before he can help Amina confront her past. The psychologist happens to be a raging alcoholic with his own issues. Nolly Galore video reviews the movie Amina starring Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Wil Johnson, which premiered in Leicester Square, October 2012. For the purposes of this review it is labelled Nollywood but the film really wasn’t except it had a Nollywood actress and a Ngierian director there was nothing Nigerian about the movie. It was set in the UK and Omotola was actually meant to be British even though she had a Nigerian accent. *sigh*
Her Royal Highness Emem played by Mercy Johnson is being blackmailed by Lance (Van Vicker), her husband Cheta’s (Paul Sambo) business associate. She not only ends up giving him large sums of money but also sleeping with him at his whim. The prince is also being defrauded by Lance in fraudulent business deals. A maid in the palace inadvertently finds out about the shenanigans in the palace and is compelled to confess to the prince. The outcome brings on a whirlwind of consequences.
Debbie played by Uche Jombo and her two friends Nancy and Oluchi played by Uche Nnanna and Ruby Orjiakor are runs girls on campus. They usually arrange their runs through a middleman on campus but Debbie’s desperations to make quick money for her sick father’s hospital bills drives her to the club looking for clients without that safety measure. It is while out at a club doing runs that she comes across Emeka played by Van Vicker who takes a liking to her and hires her out for the whole night. After the night is over they part ways but bump into each other another night in the same club. Emeka sees Debbie dancing with a guy and becomes insanely jealous, confronting and fighting with the guy that she is dancing with. Things develop very quickly between the two and an obsessed Emeka wants Debbie exclusively but will she be able to leave the lifestyle that she is accustomed to behind?
Nollywood Movie Review: Tony played by Jim Iyke is due to wed Judith played by Queen Nwokoye and his mother is overjoyed. She cannot wait to welcome her daughter in law into the family, however the wedding plans look to be in jeopardy as Tony cannot seem to put a curb to his cheating womanising ways. Max, played by Van Vicker is Tony’s best friend. He moves out of his family home and goes to live with Tony, all the while searching for work. While living with Tony Max comes to find out that his friend is a serious womaniser. Things come to a peak one day when Tony is busted by his fiancée with another woman, and a shock is in store for Max when he meets Tony’s fiancée. She is a blast from the past that he never expected to see again.
Nigerian Movie Review: Derek Douglas played by Van Vicker is a huge celebrity actor. A date with one of his female fans Lily played by Bimbo Akintola is the start of big drama. He decides to surprise the fan by turning up to her hotel room to take her out for dinner. Little does he know that the one he chats to on the internet called Miss Spiffy was not in the hotel room that day but rather the maid Gina, played by Mercy Johnson who was trying on her clothes. They end up going on a date together and so starts the web of deceit.
Nigerian Movie Review: Sylvester played by Van Vicker is facing opposition from his family after returning to Nigeria after leaving the seminary. He brings a new girlfriend Christine played by Mercy Johnson that he wants to marry to his family and they shun her. His mother in particular is very upset with his. We find out that he was excommunicated but the full extent of what transpired is not revealed until Christine’s cousin Cheta introduces her to her best friend Ifunanya. In Ifunanya’s story we find out exactly why Sylvester was excommunicated and why his mother is so filled with shame. Hezekiah played by Nkem Owoh is a catechist in the parish and is super protective over his youngest daughter since his eldest daughter Ifunanya was raped by someone trusted in the community.
Nollywood Movie Review: Betty played by Omotola Jalade Ekeinde meets Richie played by Van Vicker in church and they begin dating and not long after are married. Although the relationship was blissful before marriage after marriage things fall apart. On their wedding night Richie falls asleep instead of making love to his new bride who comes to the bedroom adorned in sexy new lingerie. To the outside world they appear to have a perfect loving relationship however the Richie turning his back on sex with Betty becomes a pattern, so much so that Betty begins to wonder why he married her in the first place.
Chidera, played by Tonto Dikeh is a brilliant student who lives with two friends Cynthia and Bukky on campus, played by Bhaira Mcwhizu and Zainab Boardman. While her friends are more interested in socialising than facing their studies, Chidera is the total opposite. As soon as she meets Brian, played by Van Vicker in class he becomes infatuated by both her beauty and brilliant mind. She, however tries her hardest to fight his advances, but finds herself reluctantly falling head over heels in love with him. This movie explores the complexities, trials and tribulations of their love.
It is Sophia’s (Mercy Johnson) wedding day and her mother in law to be, played by Ebele Okaro approaches her as she is leaving the house with her bridal party and accuses her of using her “cursed pregnancy” to trap her son. She then attacks Sophia by violently pulling down the top of her dress and knocking the hat of her mother’s head. Sophia flees and gets into an accident whereby she loses the baby and in turn becomes infertile. Sophia and Tony are determined to get married despite it all but Mama Tony too us determined that Sophia not marry her son. Will they ever get married?