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Muna: Adesua-Etomi Wellington Is Ready To Kick Ass

The trailer for ‘Muna‘ starring Adesua-Etomi Wellington dropped a few days ago. Muna is sure to be a kick-ass movie, and it’s safe to say it’s one of Nollywood’s most anticipated movie of 2019.First teased by the star actress in Summer 2017, the beautiful wife of actor/musician/ political aspirant Banky-W is set to wow global audience with this collaboration between Hollywood and Nollywood. Judging by the trailer, there’s not going to be any dull moment in this movie. Or will there?

We’vecome a long way to continue to fall hook, line and sinker for this new Nollywood game. It’s relatively new, but still has been done so much time it’d be weird to not acknowledge what’s really happening. Nollywood has gotten very good at cutting trailers. A round of applause for the powerhouse industry.

Banana Island Ghost, Up North, The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai are some of the high-profile movies in recent years to follow this route. Awesome trailers which gets you nothing short of hopeful and willing to dole out those Naira notes you hold dear. Unfortunately, none of these movies ever lived up to the hype. And I fear Muna might follow suit.

Yet, it still wouldn’t be far-fetched to fan the flames of optimism. Who knows, Muna might just surprise us, and break the curse?

‘The Wedding Party 2’ Arrives Cinemas Today!

I’ve been trailing reports from the Ebony Life camp concerning ‘The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai’ ever since the sequel was announced. Ever since I watched the trailer, my anticipation has reduced drastically (almost by half).
Because, like I said in my first article, the trailer makes the movie feel like a recap of the first one.

How would I know this?

It wouldn’t take a prophet to see. It’s more than obvious… characters with story arcs that ‘shouldn’t’ be continued, like Rosie’s obsession with Dozie and Saka’s ori-oke of Ekiti were conspicuously placed in the trailer.

I understand that the ‘powers that be’ want to retain the winning formula, but there’s a big difference between retaining the magic and repeating the action.

At the world premiere last Sunday (10/12/17), most of the casts were interviewed. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Banky W who plays Dozie said, and I rephrase, “everybody is the same, same old same old.”

Beverly Naya who plays Rosie said, and I rephrase, “Rosie is still after Dozie even though he’s married and expecting twins. Basically, she’s still the same.”

Frank Donga who plays Harrison said, and I quote, “You asked for it, we’ve brought it, the same but better. It’s for you all to enjoy.”
Three cast members basically telling em to dole out my cash to go watch the same movie probably because they increased the amount of familiar faces (like my sweet Patience Ozokwor).

The way this movie fares at the box office will teach me the finally lesson on the way the Nigerian movie market works, if the consumers like a repeat of the winning mojo of another side of the action.

– Rinzy Reviews.

I Fear For The Wedding Party 2

So, yesterday, I was opportune to watch an extended trailer for The Wedding Party 2 (#TWP2)… and I wasn’t happy.
Because it seemed like a remake of everything that happened in part one with the inclusion of ‘Destination Dubai’.

Character’s played by Saka, Emma oh my God, Beverely Naya, and a few others, shouldn’t be found in this sequel, we want new characters to love!

I believe this is a problem that continually plagues Nigerian’s artistry: the inability to remain creative after money has been made. Lots of artists suffer from this.

I’ll just pause my ranting here until the movie is out in cinemas, Dec. 15 is the date. I’m waiting. 

I do hope I’m wrong, I so want this sequel to work: it’ll help strengthen Nollywood’s image.

#TheWeddingParty #TWP2