Nigerians Are Getting Tired Of Watching Comedy - Daniel Oriahi
Nollywood movies that show at the cinemas are typically either comedy or romantic comedies, so it is not a surprise that Toyin Abraham's 'The Ghost And The Tout' is the highest grossing film so for in 2018.
But there seems to be a shift with the likes of the suspense-filled 'Date Night' starring Adesua Etomi, and now 'Sylvia' starring Zainab Balogun.
'Sylvia' follows the life of Richard (Chris Attoh), who divides his time between his real life and his imaginary life.
In real life, he meets and falls in love with Mimi (Ini Dima-Okojie), which enrages his imaginary lover, Sylvia (Zainab Balogun).
His real life is turned upside down, as Sylvia, feeling jilted, embarks on a revenge mission.
This is a total shift from the conventional Nollywood mold, but still delivers an engaging story about love, lust, betrayal, and obsession.
WhenBounce News spoke to the director of the movie, Dianiel Oriahi, he said Nigerians were beginning to get bored of being ‘fed’ only comedy at cinemas.
“I am excited about this movie because it is going to be shown in all cinemas in Nigeria. The film is a supernatural thriller that got a lot positive reviews when it opened at the Nollywood Week Paris film festival” he said.
“Nigerians are beginning to get tired of comedy, that is my opinion. So, this film will provide something outside of the usual things that you see at the cinemas” he added.
We hope Daniel is right.
Watch the trailer below:
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