Kunle Afolayan’s ‘The Bridge’ Opens in Cinemas
Reel Sum Up
A couple secretly marry against their parents’ wishes and the tribal prejudice and cultural clash between both families- Stella is Ibo while Obadare is Yoruba- threaten their relationship. The movie is produced by Lasun Ray and directed by ace filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan.
Other directors should make the habit of drawing more movie plots (and I mean probable movie plots) from real life social and cultural issues. This movie is obviously about tribalism and the difficulties some intertribal couples face because of their families’ disapproval. In the story, the groom (played by Demola Adedoyin) is not only not from Stella’s tribe, he’s also a royal prince, which will definitely raise hackles on his family’s necks in particular. What is greatly needed is both families to eventually find common ground, which will bring about lasting unity and acceptance between them. The movie opened in Cinemas across the country today.
Playing Stella is Nigerian Singer/Songwriter Chindinma Ekile (making her movie debut) and other cast members include Zach Orji, Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), Lanre Hassan, Lere Paimo and Tina Mba.