NOW SHOWING: Seven
Seven, which hit cinemas last week Friday, stars Efe Iwara as a potential heir who is given the task (or test/dare) to live in the rough and tumble area of Ajegunle, Lagos for seven days or kiss his daddy's vast estate bye bye.
Sounds fun to us audience, doesn't it? Again, it's being proven Nigerian scriptwriters are capable of thinking outside the box, plus Seven's plot bears no resemblance to the 1995 American thriller of the same name. Rather this is a coming of age film where the main character- apparently a sheltered spoiled brat- goes on a journey of self-discovery during his harrowing time at the ghetto.
Also starring is Richard Mofe Damijo, music artiste Daddy Showkey- John Asiemo- (whose last acting gig was as himself in the 1995 Nollywood film Nightmare, produced by Zik Zulu Okafor), Bimbo Manuel and Toyin Shobowale, with a cameo by veteran Sadiq Daba.
Seven is produced by Abdul Sammir Hamman and directed by music video director turned film director Tosin Igho- son of ace veteran producer and broadcaster Peter Igho, who produced the classic shows Cockcrow At Dawn, Mirror in the Sun, Samanja, A Second Chance, Pot of Life and the T.V adaptation of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. The torch has definitely been passed!