NDIDI: New Nollywood movie excites Owerri Indigenes in Abuja
By FrankWhite Nzeh
The recent private screening of a brand new Nollywood movie is currently generating a lot of excitement among the Owerri clan in Imo State, South-East Nigeria. The movie titled ‘NDIDI’ which is presented in the Igbo language, substantially in Owerri dialect is generating a lot of positive currents among the indigenes, especially the privileged few that were part of a private viewing session at the Fraser Suites in Abuja, where some exclusive guests were given the unique opportunity of watching and critiquing the highly anticipated blockbuster Speaking to reporters after the viewing session, most of the guests expressed satisfaction with the positive values promoted in the movie and called on government to support their creativity. In their words; Engr Chuks Anuforo, a popular contractor, known for the supply and distribution of hospital equipment in Abuja, had this to say; “This is a beautiful art of movie making from a son of the soil, the true values of our women were properly captured in the movie, as against the wrong narratives in the public about us before now. I am really excited; I can’t wait to have a copy of the movie for my family” concludes the chubby looking, dark-complexioned Engr.
Next to speak to the media on his impression was Chief Young Toby Ekechi, Managing Director/CEO First-generation Mortgage Bank, the handsome looking former Local Government Chairman, was full of praises for the producers of the movie and promised to promote it among all indigenes of Owerri, Imo State and beyond, both home and abroad, his words; “It was an amazing session…… the movie took me back home for a moment and brought me back. The picture quality is excellent, the story was exceptional, it took me to the end, to know how it was going to end. I am very proud of the producer of this movie, he dug deep to fetch the best of talents among our people, there were no fake accents and mannerism, everyone was original. I praise their effort and pray that they receive every support they deserve to go beyond
this stage, I am indeed excited”
On his part, Ibeto Amad-Obi, a former banker, Developmental Consultant, was also full of praises for the promoters of NDIDI, in his own words, he had this to say; “A beautiful storyline, well presented without violence, nudity, occultism and all the other gory sights that prevents me from watching most of our movies. The cast, an excellent blend of the old and the new stars in Nollywood, indeed, I am impressed with what I just saw. I can conveniently watch this movie with my family, have a good laugh in between and take away the useful moral lessons that are embedded in it”, asked if he was from Owerri, he put up a mild smile and said, ‘I am from Emekuku, in Owerri……… yes, I am from Owerri.
NDIDI, was recently shot on locations in Abuja and Owerri, and tells the story of a young lady, NDIDI (the title character), played by veteran Nollywood actress, Angela Phillips, whose decision to confront her life challenges after her mother attempted to marry her off to her village suitors against her wishes, led her to adventure into the city of Abuja in search of her childhood love, Emeka, who had promised to marry her and take her to the city. She encounters enormous challenges in Abuja in her search for an elusive Emeka. She eventually finds Emeka and met with fresh challenges, how all was resolved………………. Is in the movie
The movie was written and produced by renowned journalist and Hollywood trained filmmaker, Nzeh Frankwhite and Directed by Victor Afolayan (son of late veteran comedian, Jagwuar), the movie also features other seasoned Nollywood veterans like; Obi Okoli, Bruno Iwuoha, Sydney Dialla, Vincent Opurum, Ayo Emmanuel, Emma Ayalogu, among several others, and is billed to be premiered in Abuja for the 26th of September 2019