Nollywood heavyweights, Kunle Afolayan, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Kate Henshaw and others have signed on to a three-movie project sponsored by MultiChoice.
Tagged “the threesome, the movies – Roti, Umogwo and Tribunal – will enjoy back-to-back filming that will fast-track their releases, beginning from the first quarter of the year.
Originally planned as television productions, the films will make debut with an April 2017 cinema release, enjoy some festival routings before berthing on Africa Magic channels.
Apart from Kate, other A-list stars who are acting on Kunle Afolayan’s set for the first time include Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Kate Henshaw, Nobert Young, Toyin Oshinaike, Fathia Balogun, Ayo Adesanya, Yaw and Gloria Anozie Young.
Roti, which stars Kunle playing alongside Kate Henshaw, Toyin Oshinaike, Fathia Balogun and Dari Afolayan, tells the story of how, years after a couple loses their son called Roti to a brief illness, the wife sees a boy called Juwon who is an exact replica of her dead son. After discovering that Juwon is not a reincarnation of Roti, she is washed anew by grief and soon descends into depression and consequent hysteria.