The premiere of romantic comedy movie, ‘The Kinsman,’ drew wide admiration from guests as dazzling acts led by Kalu Ikeagwu, Ebele Okaro, Lota Chukwu and Yaw Onu stirred reverberating laughter across the fully-seated hall at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Tuesday.
It promises to be a blockbuster from reviews garnered from movie critics after the screening. Though laced with comedy, the audience connected so well with the story which held them spellbound till the end.
One of the lead characters, Kalu Ikeagwu brought to fore his acting prowess. He fitted perfectly into his role and made it look as if the script was premeditated to match his personality while Okaro, Lota, Yaw and other cast provided comic twist to the drama.
The Kinsman tells the story of Nneoma who decides to return to Nigeria from Cotonou after losing her husband and two sons. Her devoted daughter in-law, and late son’s widow, Nadia, insist on following her back. In appreciation of Nadia’s loyalty, Nneoma’s sole desire and pursuit, is to help Nadia get a good husband, by playing cupid. A quest that takes them on a journey full of humour, drama and intrigue.
The premiere was graced by A-list Nollywood celebrities, dignitaries from the private sectors and movie buffs. Among the cast that graced the event were Kalu Ikeagwu, Ebele Okaro, Lota Chukwu, Chioma Nwosu, Bridget Chibufue and Omobala Akinde. Others were producer of the movie, Teni Stuffman; her husband, Ayo Stuffman; and the director and co-producer, Doris Ariole, among others.
The Kinsman is a faith-based story remarkably told without the overbearing of religiosity, with lot of humour and drama.
Written and produced by Teni Stuffman and Doris Ariole, The Kinsman is the first original movie of fast-growing online media streaming platform, Lodios.com.
On the inspiration behind the conceptualization of the comic-romantic story, Teni Stuffman, said that she realised that one of the best ways to pass a message is to mix it with comedy as attention span is very important. “So as people are laughing and you are making the messages very subtle, they will easily internalize it.”
The Kinsman is already in the Cinemas across the country.