The Nigerian Movie Industry has been on a constant streak of achievements as the recent projects speak nothing short of immense creativity and a well-thought plan to execute their plans. We’re coming to the year’s end and so far, it has been quite a smooth ride with high-profile movies being released.
Now among those amazing projects comes this new yet-to-be-released movie by Nigerian actress, producer, and director Mercy Aigbe it’s titled “Omo Ada Daddy” and while it has created a high sense of anticipation, the producer has disclosed to the Vanguard that it is aimed at unifying the Yoruba and Igbo Culture, dousing the many idea of ethnic divisions.
Set to be released on the 15th of December, the prospects of success seem high as also during the preview of “Ada Omo Daddy” at the Genesis Cinema, Maryland, Lagos, Aigbe who is the producer disclosed that the movie will certainly breed controversial conversations upon its release.
Her statement thus read every quoted statement was edited for clarity purposes: “In recent times, especially during the elections, we had issues that are not really blown but there were undertones, like ethnic division between the Yoruba and Igbo. That isn’t good for us because I believe in one Nigeria.
“This film aims to unify the Igbo and Yoruba culture. It is to tell us that regardless of our differences or the diversities, we are one, we should love one another and celebrate one another. It is also to tell us that we might have issues, but we should forgive one another and move on. It is a big project film, large-scale film.”
About her take on the cast, she further stated that: “The film marries the old Nollywood and the new Nollywood. In the movie, we have Charles Okafor’s comeback into mainstream Nollywood. He has been off the scene for a while.
“There is Chiwetalu Agu and icons like Sola Sobowale. There are also Youngies like Tomi Ojo, Taiwo Peters, and Phyna. And if there is anything like middle Nollywood, we have Mercy Aigbe, Adeniyi Johnson, and Omowunmi Dada, who played Ada. It is a mix of old, new, and medium Nollywood. It is a beautiful film.
“If you see Omowunmi and Charles Okafor, you will see some sort of resemblance. More so, they are fantastic actors. I knew that they would kill their roles, which they did. Everybody brought their A-game and did awesome.”
From the stables Kazim Adeoti, the Co-Executive Producer of the movie, stated: “This is a large-scale project. Even though I have had about 15 years of experience in the industry, what I learned from the set was different. You won’t be disappointed. It is a movie from which you would learn a lot because it is educative with a lot of take homes.”
This is surely going to be one of the biggest projects so far and we already have our eyes on it and our popcorn ready for, “Ada Omo Daddy”
The star cast includes Taiwo Adeyemi, Sola Sobowale, Omowunmi Dada, Dele Odule, Tomi Ojo, Fred Amata, Carol King, Tayo Faniran, Charles Okafor, Chiwetalu Agu, Mariam Peters, Phyna, Nkechi Blessing, Wumitoriola, Adeniyi Johnson, Debbie Shokoya, Dawoda Sulaiman, Seeilat Adebowale, Abyke Domina, Jumoke Otedola, Chief Kanran, Kehinde Ogunbanabe, Adediwura Gold, Yinka Salau, Fausat Balogun, Morenikeii Gloria, Zainab Bakare, Martins Ogbebor, Yinka Olabode, and Tobi Olasco.