The Prince’s Bride

The Prince’s Bride

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Ghanaian Movie Review
The Prince’s Bride ~ 2009

Story – Abdul Salam Mumuni
Screenplay – Frank Rajah Arase, Pascal Amanfo
Director – Frank Rajah Arase

Starring:
Yvonne Nelson – Solange
Jackie Appiah – Bernice
John Dumelo – Akila
Kalsoume Sinare – Mami
Gavivina Tamakloe – Owusu
Beverly Afaglo – Navida
Ingrid Elizabeth Alabi – Kalisha
Sika Da Diva – Nina
Roger Quartey – Kasim
Jessica Baah – Georgina
Soraya Mensah – Alicia
Eddie Coffie – Dr Kay
Louis Saah-Acquahman – Roger
Timothy Benthum – Fred
Emmy Akah – Brutus
Sylvester Tetteh – Obstacle
Joseph Baddoo – Obstacle
Fred Nuamah – Steve
Peter Pierre Korshie – Dr Alex
Ken Fiati – Male Mc
Adriana Addo – Female Mc

Themes:
Royalty in Ghana
Jealousy Ghanaian Movie
Spirit World in the Ghanaian Movie Industry
Death Ghana

My Rating 80%

Solange played by Yvonne Nelson falls for the Prince heir to the throne of Mazuland (John Dumelo) after he takes her to the hospital following running her over with his car in the street. At first Solange thinks that he is an ordinary guy and verbally attacks him for knocking her down. She accuses him of attempted murder and then asks him in the hospital,

“Are you a drunk?”

This all changes when she finds out that he is a prince. Her behaviour changes; She is bowled over and wants his contact details to right her wrongs. The Prince does not seem enthused and in the meantime falls in love with his late father’s best friend’s daughter Kalisha. On the day that he is to propose to her he finds out that she is betrothed to another. He is heartbroken but soon makes it his mission to replace that love with another.

It appears that he is going to choose Solange to love. He sends her a gift and then invites her out on a date, only to see Bernice, who was accompanying Solange to meet the Prince, and become completely besotted with her. Solange is understandably upset and embarrassed at the interest he is showing her friend, but tries to keep a brave face. It is when he turns up at the house that they share, the next day on Bernice’s birthday with a brand new car wrapped in a ribbon that Solange completely falls apart and plans to win back the Prince by any means necessary.

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I thought the movie opened well. A car crash is a sure fire way to catch someone’s attention. It had heavy impact and had me gripped straight away. Yvonne Nelson gets better and better each time I see her. Loved her performance as the woman scorned. I really felt for her when the Prince dumped her. I could feel her devastation and desperation even more when just before the prince was about to marry Bernice she declares her undying love for him. It is here that we find out that she engineered the accident at the start of the movie in an attempt to lure him.

I’m loving the new guy John Dumelo. I haven’t come across him before, but he is a nice piece of eye candy and a natural actor. Yaaaaay! He badly reminds me of Yul Edochie in his expressions and mannerisms. Jackie Appiah really showed her chops when she was playing the spirit version of her self. She did really well. The spirit scenes were reminiscent of My Everlasting Love with Oge Okoye and Rukky Sanda.
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WHY’s
Why now it has been decided to move on and to Bey’s sister Solange? What is up with that? Why leave out Matthew and Tina… may as well have the whole family involved

Why did Solange turn up to her date with the Prince wearing her Tiara and sash from her victory as Miss Legon Campus. Even if you were Miss World, how would you turn up to a date with your tiara and sash let alone you won one local uni beauty paegeant? Nonsense!

Why when the Prince came back with Solange’s laptop did they decide to do a close up of Yvonne’s hairy legs laying on the couch. Was that supposed to look sexy?

Why when Bernice’s eye got gouged out did they have her holding some fake googly eyes in her hands like they were popped out of her head? That was soooooo stooooooopid!!!

Why did Yvonne Nelson tell the hitman, “She’s my best friend I don’t want her dead. Why don’t you just make her blind and paralysed.” YEAH! Some friend you are!

Why the introduction of the girl Alicia that could see spirits? I thought she was meant to be Kalesha’s child but then she was too old. After the scene in the shop we don’t see her again, so what was the point of her?
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Overall I really liked this movie. There was a good mix of intrigue, suspense and drama. There were subplots and they all came together nicely. The timeline was a little messed up with Akila marrying Alicia’s daughter. She looked at least twenty and they said only 11 years had passed, so tops she should have been only 13, but luckily this cock up doesn’t happen to until the end so its not too distressing. This movie teaches us that what goes around will surely come around. Solange forced Bernice,  her friend out of the beauty pageant that Bernice would have probably won by hiring thugs kidnap her sister. In return the Prince picked her friend instead of her as a bride, and even after killing her friend he still had no desire for her, thus karma was revisited upon her. One to watch I say! Nollywood Production Watch Nigerian African Movies Movie Reviews Review Lagos Idumota

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  1. me too nolly..i think i enjoyed d whole intrigue in d movie…d akila guy was d icing on d cake 4 me…dat broda is fineeeeeee…i kinda wondered abt d really lengthy hair extensions too, n d fact dat he married a girl dat young…it took me a while 2 figure out a couple of d scenes cuz they were kinda disjointed, but in all i enjoyed d whole ghost thg…talk abt datin n sleepin wit d dead…lol..dat got me really crackin up…cheers!!!

  2. oops.. n i 4got…itz strange dat i'm readin dat therz a concluding part…uncalled 4 if u ask me, cuz d movie shud hav ended ther…cheers!

  3. nollywoodforever says:

    Aegoli I'm glad I'm not alone! Yes there is a part 3 and judging by the comments its not too great. I thought the way that it ended in part 2 was enough!

  4. the movie is made up of part 1&2 only.no part3 as SG claimed he watched.

  5. nollywoodforever says:

    A few people have watched the part 3 so it must exist!

  6. Can you kindly help clearified the relationship b/n Navida and Akila's wife to be after Bernice's death r there two different people is the same person playing dual roles b'cous i have made affect to make them up but the list of actress and actress given didn't helper that much.

  7. I just when to be able to watch movies

    thanks

  8. I really enjoyed the movie, had me tearing up! but i have been a bit emotional lately. but yes, i feel this movie deserves that grade though.

  9. I want to know what was the song called from this movie. I luv it so much and I want the lyrics for it. If anyone knows plz email me at archley@yahoo.com

  10. For once..Abdul Salam Mumuni did a great job with this story. I really enjoyed the african custume for the prince Akila (John Dumelo).
    My main issue is when they were trying to say "Bernice" the American way?? The scene with Jackie and Yvonne's friend in a bra sitting on the couch…was that really appropraite???
    I didn't understand why Kalisha played her daugther at the end of the movie and John(Akila) still look the same from the beginning.

  11. Nollywoodforever, thank you so much for this site! I'm a regular visitor. 🙂

  12. LOOKS LIKE SOLANGE WAS ALWAYS JEALOUS OF HER FRIEND. I MUST ALSO COMMEND MISS APPIAH SHE SHOWS LITTLE OR NO SKIN IN MOST OF THE PICTURES I'VE WATCHED WITH HER. KEEP IT UP MAM GOOD JOB. SOLANGE COUL AS WELL HAD HER KILLED WAT KIND OF LIFE WILL SHE BEING A CRIPPLE. THIS PICTURE FULL OF SHIT. SO WHAT HAPPENS TO SOLANGE.

  13. be warned, be warned!!! beware of the actress, producer named efe tamunor stene or efe stene in the Ghana movie named summary….she is a fraudstar, scammer…. she recently was traced to facebook by the people she defrauded. she is wanted….be warned do not work with such person. producers, directors take note.

  14. solange iz beatiful i dink she deserved akila

  15. Gr8 movie.. With a gr8 story.. I real like it!

  16. Anonymous says:

    I’m human

  17. I liked every minute of the movie to the end. Honestly John Dumelo made each and every scene in the movie interesting, wow he was so romatic and indeed Jackie Appiah made the dating splenderous. I can’t wait to watch it again.

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