MOVIE REVIEW: OKAFOR’S LAW

 

 

Hey Guys,

Today we bring to you a movie review on Okafor’s Law. A movie produced by Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli which made it’s cinema debut on the 31st of march 2017. Okafor’s law features top Nollywood actors including Richard Mofe-Damijo, Blossom Chukwukekwu, Ify Omene amongst others.

The film  tells the story of a young man who had a bet with his two bosom friends over proving a law known as Okafor’s Law. This holds that once a man has had sex with a woman and did it remarkably well (such that she enjoyed it), he could have sex with her again irrespective of the circumstances of their break up or of the woman’s status when they later meet.

In the experimental process he falls in love with one of the women chosen as a specimen and the flow goes sore. The film’s genre can be classified as romance and drama.

Cinematography
I have seen the film three (3) times on three (3) different cinema screens (One being the IMAX at Filmhouse Lekki). The picture and sound quality was great. The editing was near perfect with an exception of a quirky sound I heard repeatedly at the middle of the film. At the beginning (where Blossom jogged on Lekki bridge), the attempt to balance His voice volume over MI’s Chairman song did not come out perfectly, however it was not alien to Nollywood’s standards. But for the pictures to appear as sharp as they did on the IMAX screen (despite not being mastered as an IMAX content), I can say kudos to the editor. The drone aerial shots were also fantastic sights to behold. On cinematography it is 8/10 for me.

Casting
The cast selection was near perfect. I only had a little challenge with Halima Abubakar’s mechanical approach to her first scene. It was so obvious she had a hard time memorizing that part of the script and synchronizing spoken words with body language. The rest of the acts did justice to their roles; my best being Gabriel Afolayan. He nailed every part of it; covering up for a few of Ken Eric’s predictable “nwa teacher” approach to his dialogues.
Next to Gabriel for me was Blossom. I particularly fell in love with the speaking in tongues and the “Sister Ejiro…” after the sex. Then, the maestro himself – RMD killing it as the “full area…” in his confrontation with Chuks. Generally, I will give the casting a 7/10. The declines will be attributed to a few hiccups with Halima Abubakar and KemiLala’ Akindoju. Please someone should give her a more serious role next time – to allow her an opportunity to prove she is not overrated.

Scripting
When Omoni Oboli said she wrote the script, I chose to see the movie first before concluding. This is because I saw The First Lady and Wives on Strike and from them, I can say a lot about her prowess. I don’t really think that the dialogues of the Okafor’s Law script I saw, were the best for such a story. However, Omoni is undoubtedly getting better by the day.
She just needs to put it more reality into her dialogues. I believe the smoothness of the movie should be attributed to the cast and not the dialogues. A less professional crew would have messed it up big time…. All the same I celebrate Omoni Oboli. At scripting, I will say 6/10.

Plot (Spoiler alert)
We all know that the story is an everyday one – Guys in da hood betting that a click member can’t do girl(s) and the guy takes steps to prove them wrong. However, Omoni made it special by aligning the everyday plot with Okafor’s Law – that I consider a brilliant approach. Everything went smoothly, except placing Ejiro’s reaction to Chuks on his way to meet up with Ify (Chief Omeni’s Wife) – before her call to him on wedding plans. That was definitely not super.

Also why did Tomi have to meet them at the end where Chuks went to test his wedding suit? That simply insinuated that she was right to infer at first that Ejiro wanted her out of the way, so that Chuks would be hers…

Anyway, generally speaking, it was a good way to plot an everyday story; the projectile flow is worth applauding. The film succeeded in proving box office worthy through scenes that were quiet entertaining. Kudos Omoni! – 7/10.

 

THIS MOVIE REVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON BELLA NAIJA BLOG AND WRITTEN BY JUDE MARTIN.  

JUDE MARTIN IS A GIFTED WRITER, FILM CRITIQUE AND PUBLIC RELATIONS EXPERT.

It’s that time of the year! The 2016 Homevida Awards !!!

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The Nigerian Integrity Film Awards (HomeVida) is here again!

This is the 7th edition of the HomeVida Awards and it promises to be an exciting array of events as they reward filmmakers for making movies that uphold transparency and integrity.

The event features the Hon. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed as the chief host and will witness the presence of special guests from private and government agencies. In addition to rewarding film makers and script writers, they will also be premiering their 2016 short films.

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The hosts for the 2016 HomeVida Awards are the beautiful Nollywood Actress and TV Presenter, Dorcas Shola Fapson alongside the eloquent Nigeria Info FM Abuja OAP, Ofi Ejembi. There will also be guest performances from top Nigerian entertainers.

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Date:               Saturday, December 10, 2016

Time:              Red Carpet/Cocktail – 6 PM | Main Show – 7 pm

Venue:            The ballroom, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos

Contact:         For enquiries /sponsorship / participation / bookings, call 08034300646 or 08036267188 | Email – info@homevida.org

Follow them on social media: twitter @HomeVida | Facebook – www.facebook.com/homevida | Instagram – @homevidaawards | Visit www.homevida.org and www.homevidablog.com for more info.

Official partners for the 2016 HomeVida Awards are the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the national film and Videos Censors Board (NFVCB), PAU School of Media and Communications, Ebony Life TV, ERP, Olori Super Gal and African Movie Channel (AMC) with support from Google.

THE HOMEVIDA 2016 JURY DECIDES!

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After putting in lots of effort and sleepless nights to reading 88 scripts, the 2016 Homevida Jury met on the 3rd of September to deliberate on the scripts and choose the winners (Click if you missed it).

It was an intense year with lots of creative and inspiring scripts in both categories, but at the end of the day, we got our winners!

  • Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance (TAGG) Category

dipoDipo Awelenje for the script “In Apathy”

Awelenje Oladipo Nurudeen is a 23-year-old writer, director and video editor. A graduate of the university of Ibadan, he directed a short film “Desolation” which was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2014 Nollywood Movies Awards.

He currently resides in Lagos State.

  • Promoting the Growth of the Digital Economy

This category produced two winners

ajayi-olusegun-picture-homevidaAjayi Olusegun for the script “Due Netligence

Ajayi Olusegun Elijah is a screenwriter and filmmaker. He studied Biochemistry at Lagos State Polytechnic in 2013 before proceeding to study Cinematography at Rhoda Youth Centre, Ikorodu. He has written several short scripts and one feature length script and is presently pursuing a career in screenwriting and directing.

jenniferJenny Agunloye for the script “Beautiful Mistake”

Jennifer Agunloye is a graduate of petroleum technology from the University of Jos and the pioneer of an online girl inspiring forum called GIST (Girls in search of truth). She has written a number of documentaries, short films and stage dramas and is presently working with a media house in Abuja.

In addition, 30 entrants (including the winners) will be invited to a 2-day scriptwriting workshop at the Pan-Atlantic University, school of Media and Communication, where they will be coached by seasoned scriptwriters, actors and directors and script writing.

Congratulations to all our winners!

Movie Review of : A Place Called Happy

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A Place Called Happy (2015)

Cast: Blossom Chukwujekwu, Sika Osei, Kiki Omeili, Mawuli Gavor

Director: Dolapo Adeleke (Lowladee)

Synopsis: Fate takes two strangers, Abena Aseidu (Sika Osei) engaged to be married and Dimeji (Blossom Chukwujekwu) who is on the verge of a divorce, on an unexpected journey that will change their lives forever.

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Don’t Cry for Me – Movie Review

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Susan Peter‘s debut movie ‘Don’t Cry for Me‘ is placed on the chopping board in Adenike Adebayo‘s Nollywood Movie Review Show – The Screening Room.

Released to the cinemas in January 2015, the movie was produced by Susan Peters and Emem Isong and directed by Desmond Elliot. It stars Joseph Bejamin, Uti Nwachukwu, Susan Peters, Mary Lazarus, Yvonne Nelson and Yvonne Jegede.

Watch the review and share your views

Have you seen the movie and do you agree with Adenike?