They were not actors, so they had to be beaten into cinematic shape.

Nigerian musicians Seyi Shay and Vector had a lot to learn, because Nollywood is worlds apart from the music industry in terms of production.

Unlike being in one music studio, and cooking beats, and writing a song in one day, Seyi Shay and Vector had to experience 43 days of shooting, in 30 different locations, with 24 other core casts and about 100 crew members.

At the end of 6 weeks of shooting and post production' Lara And The Beat Was Born'  and Vector and Seyi Shay had experienced their first 'baptism of fire' as Nollywood leads.

The film gives the music industry a 'leg-up' and shows the process of how a musician 'blows'.

"I enjoyed the experience. Its kind of sentimental for me, because it actually took me back to when I started as a musician, and had to produce my own songs" Vector said during a press conference to announce the film.


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According to the film producer, Biola Alabi, the film started off as an idea, in her head about family, women and Seyi Shay, whom she first met 2 years ago.

"Lara and the Beat" is a coming of age movie about the young and beautiful Giwa sisters, Lara(Seyi Shay) and Dara(Somkele Idhalama) who are  caught in the center of a financial scandal with their late parents’ media empire.

The sisters go from riches to rags and need to learn how to build their lives again, and save their family name.

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  It stars Seyi Shay, Vector, Somkele Idhlama, Chinedu Ikedieze, Bimbo Manuel, Chioma Akpotha, DJ Xclusive,  Deyemi Okanlawon, Ademola Adedoyin, Shaffi Bello, Lala Akindoju, Wale Ojo, Akah Nnani, Uche Jombo and much more.

The film is directed by Tosin Coker, the movie is produced by Biola Alabi, who is popular for the 2017 romantic comedy, "Banana Island Ghost."

"Lara and the Beat" will debut in cinemas on July 20, 2018.

See trailer below: