Pulse List 8 Nollywood movies selected for 2017 Pan African Film Festival

From "Okafor's Law" to "The CEO," check out 8 Nollywood movies selected to screen at the 2017 Pan African Film Festival.

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Teaser poster for Omoni Oboli's star studded movie "Okafor's Law" play

Teaser poster for Omoni Oboli's star studded movie "Okafor's Law"

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The 2017 Pan Africa Film Festival is currently holding at   at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, Los Angeles.

From "Okafor's Law" to "The CEO," check out 8 Nollywood movies selected to screen at the 2017 Pan African Film Festival.

1. "Okafor's Law"

A star-studded movie, "Okafor's Law" stars Richard Mofe Damijo, Toyin Aimakhu, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Ken Erics, Ufuoma McDermott, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Yvonne Jegede, Halima Abubakar, Mary Lazarus, Uche Nnaji, Betty Irabor, Tina Mba, Gabriel Afolayan, and Funke Bucknor.

The movie follows Chuks (aka Terminator), an ardent player with the ladies. He enjoys the attention of women, including girlfriends from the past. He believes that once a man has had a woman, he forever has access to her.

When challenged by his friends to see if he can prove the universality of that theory with three ex-girlfriends from his school days within 21 days, he accepts it.

The screening of the movie will hold at Cinemark Baldwin Hills Cinema 15, Boulevard, Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (9:10pm) and Monday, February 20 (7:50pm).

Teaser poster for Omoni Oboli's star studded movie "Okafor's Law" play

Teaser poster for Omoni Oboli's star studded movie "Okafor's Law"

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2. "Rebecca"

Plot:

Abandoned and lost in the middle of a deserted road, an egotistic proper city guy gets a rude awakening when he begins to realize that his only companion, a timid looking village girl who he had been forced to marry only a few hours earlier is anything but ordinary.

A two-cast movie, "Rebecca" stars Joseph Benjamin and Yvonne Okoro.

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"Rebecca" the movie.

 

3. "76"

Produced by Adonaija Owiriwa and Izu Ojukwu, and directed by Izu Ojukwu, the story in the film is told from two points of view: that of a young pregnant woman, and that of her husband, a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed.

The movie stars talented actors like Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Chidi Mokeme,Memry Savanhu, Adonijah Owuruwa, Daniel K. Daniel, Nelly Ekwereogu and Shuaibu Ebenehi Adams.

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Rita Dominic and Ramsey Nouah in "76"

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4. "Boxing Day"

Boxing Day" stars Raz Adoti as Michael Adeyemi, Yvonne Okoro as Angela Adeyemi, Tangi Miller as Sophia Etim , Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) as Doctor Mathews , Joseph Benjamin as Charles, Timon Durret as Richie, Winstina Taylor as Christine, Carl Payne as Daymond Brown , Fatima Mamanie as Maureen, Divine Page as Sylvia , Ikenna Obi as Pastor, and Gift Joseph as Nelson .

Synopsis

Michael Adeyemi was destined to be a billionaire by the age of 35, and with money comes access to the fine things of life.

In this blockbuster featuring Hollywood’s and Nollywood's finest find out how Michael's desperate quest for fortune and success would cost him the number one thing money cannot buy -  Family.

Blinded by selfish ambitions, pride and appetite for greed leads him down a path of self-destruction, blinding him to the only thing that is worth saving.

It all comes crashing down on “Boxing Day” where Michael is swept under a sea of adversities caused by none other than himself.

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"Boxing Day" poster

 

5. "Just Not Married"

Synopsis

Two brothers are on opposite paths. Victor is a recent ex-con who is trying to piece his life together while Duke is a brilliant undergraduate determined to see his mum live.
Duke enlist the help of his two friends in stealing cars by decorating the cars and pretending to be married.
Despite some unforeseen hiccups, their operation was pretty successful until people got greedy and violent.

"Just not Married " is written by Lani Aisida and has Fayo Segun Festus as Director of Photography. It features Stan Nze, Rotimi Salami, Ijeoma Agu, Obutu Roland, Brutus Richard, Gregory Ojefua, Judith Audu, Perpetua Adefemi,with special appearances by Adeniyi Johnson, Sambasa Nzeribe, Morten Foght, Bucci Franklin, Eric Nwanso, L.A.S.E, Seun Afolabi, 16Oniru among others.

Produced by Judith Audu-Foght and  directed by Uduak-Obong Patrick, the movie was edited by Asurf Oluseyi.

6. "No Good Turn"

Produced by  Bolanle Austen-Peters, "No Good Turn" tells the story of the immediate aftermath of a Boko Haram terrorist attack and is set in an overcrowded Emergency Room of the town’s deteriorating hospital.

The doctor, Dr. Gbenga, on duty has his hands full especially when one of the suspected terrorists is brought into the hospital.  Dr. Gbenga must fight to keep everyone’s values in check, including his own.

"No Good Turn" stars Nobert Young, Waje and Udoka Oyeka.

 

7. "The CEO"

Set mainly on a beautiful beach resort on the outskirts of Lagos in Nigeria, “The CEO” is a mystery-thriller surrounding five top executives from across Africa who are despatched on a 1-week leadership retreat by a multinational telecommunications firm, to determine which one to appoint as the firm’s new CEO. Things go awry when one-by-one the executives are eliminated in sudden death circumstances, and the finger falls on the last two remaining executive as prime suspects.

"The CEO" features Wale Ojo, Lala Akindoju, Angelique Kidjo, Aurelie EliamHilda Dokubo, Jimmy Jean Louis, Peter King, Nico Panagio among others

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Character posters for "The CEO"

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8. "93 Days"

A compelling human story of dedication, sacrifice, resilience and survival, "93 Days" is directed by Steve Gukas,  and produced  by Bolanle Austen-Peters, Dotun Olakunri and Steve Gukas.

The movie demonstrates the bravery of the late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh and her colleagues. From their encounter with the late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, who was the index case of the Ebola Virus Disease, to ensuring that the right medical procedures were in place to stop the spread of the disease in the country.

Starring Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey as Patrick Sawyerthe movie also stars Bimbo Akintola as Nigerian hero, Dr Stella AdadevohGideon Okeke, Somkhele Idhalama, Bimbo Manuel and veteran Hollywood actor, Danny Glover.

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93 Days official poster

 

The PAFF kicked off on February 9, 2017, and will come to an end on February 19, 2017.