We’re count­ing on unique story, not star power to drive‘Just Be­fore I Do’-pro­ducer

Sunday Trust - - ART & IDEAS - By Hafsah Abubakar

Nol­ly­wood movie pro­ducer, Omi­lani Oluyinka said the de­ci­sion to cast up­com­ing ac­tors in lead rolls is be­cause of the con­fi­dence he has in the unique story the film is telling.

“We don’t have the big­gest of stars and mar­ket­ing bud­get but we dare say we have one of the most unique story ever told in Nol­ly­wood. Our strength lies in our unique sto­ry­line and plot twist which will have you glued to your screen till it’s over. It’s a drama with a dif­fer­ence. The casts are mainly an ex­pres­sion of the unique­ness and depth of the story. Each of the cast mem­ber was care­fully se­lected for the roles they play. It had noth­ing to do with how pop­u­lar they are but how com­pe­tent they are. It was sim­ply a mat­ter of will this per­son de­liver ex­cep­tion­ally on this role? Thank­fully, they all did and this is why I am con­fi­dent that peo­ple are about to be dazed with ‘Just Be­fore I Do’, if I could say so my­self,” he said.

‘Just Be­fore I Do’ due in cin­e­mas April 13 cen­ters around a con­niv­ing mother-in-law, a young un­mar­ried cou­ple and a lawyer who are torn be­tween love and the fight to win a self­ish bat­tle.

The movie stars some of the bright­est minds in Nol­ly­wood al­beit in non-lead roles. This has trig­gered de­bates about the claim of the pro­ducer that the movie would be the most unique story ever told in Nol­ly­wood.

In a swift re­ac­tion to the rel­a­tively un­known stars who play the lead roles, the pro­ducer made it clear that the strength of the movie is far be­yond the casts.

The movie fea­tures some of Nol­ly­wood’s finest as well; Afeez Oyetoro (Saka), Kalu Ikeagwu, Shaffy Bello, Jide Kosoko, Ed­die Wat­son, Omowunmi Dada, Omi­lani Oluyinka and oth­ers.

Fa­mous Nige­rian artist Ben En­wonwu with his paint­ing ‘Tutu’ which has been missing since his death in 1994. The paint­ing has been de­scribed as Nigeria’s Mona Lisa

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