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