Nollywood fans are in for a fascinating trip to the ancient city of Badagry, Lagos, very rich in Nigerian pre-colonial history through the eyes of The Kuju siblings in TMPL Motion Pictures first cinema release, entitled “Introducing The Kujus” (ITK).
The blockbuster movie which is distributed by FilmOne goes to the theatres across Nigeria from Friday, November 27. ITK is one of the latest flicks expected to bring back the sparks and excitement to Nigerian cinema after the long COVID19 induced industry shutdown.
Set in the history-rich border town, ITK stars Nollywood favourites Bisola Aiyeola, Timini Egbuson, Femi Jacobs, Bimbo Ademoye and eccentric comedian, MC Lively. Others are Kunle Remi, Mimi Onalaja and Ronke Odusanya.
The movie puts the shine on the famed city known for historical landmarks and relics such as Gberefu Island (Port Of No Return), Slave Museum, first story-building among others.
ITK movie is directed by acclaimed filmmaker, Biodun Stephen and co-produced by Winifred Okpapi with Adeoluwa Owu as Director of Photography. ITK Movie takes fans on a journey with the Kuju siblings who are tricked by their youngest sister into visiting their hometown (Badagry) for a remembrance of their late mother.
The trip comes five years after the death of their matriarch revealing a big vacuum she left behind due to her role as a unifying factor. ITK’s vibrant cast brings the adrenalin-rush that movie fans love to see as the siblings soon find out about an unspoken tension threatening the cohesion of their once united family.
Sounding upbeat, Bisola Aiyeola who earns her first producer credit in ITK Movie expressed her anticipation to experience the movie with her fans in selected venues around the country. “For me, this is a Christmas gift to my ‘fanmily’ and I really cannot wait for everyone to enjoy the ITK experience. This is the first time your girl, Bisola Aiyeola is co-producing a movie, I’m excited and anxious at the same time. It was a whole new experience for me one that I cherish greatly. I hope my excitement for this special movie will allow me sleep in the days leading to release.”
Also speaking, Winifred Okpapi, project manager and co-producer said, “I think we all agree that this has been a turbulent year for everyone. Seeing ITK Movie with family, friends and some of your favourite people seems like the perfect way to end the year. We all need the laughter and smiles that this movie brings. We witnessed this feeling on set and we can’t wait to share it with you and the rest of the world.”