After selling-out three halls at the popular Toronto International film festival (TIFF) Omoni Oboli’s latest movie Okafor’s Law has been selected for Stockholm International Film Festival (SIFF).
According to Wikipedia, Stockholm International Film festival is an annual film festival held in Stockholm, Sweden. It was launched in 1990 and has been held every year in the second half of November.
The film voted by a jury as the best in the competition section receives the Bronze horse (Bronshasten). Since its start the festival has focused on bringing forth and supporting new talents through competitions and scholarships. A third of the films selected for the festival are made by a debuting director. The main goal of the film festival is to show quality film from every corner of the world.
Okafor’s Law which is the most ambitious movie of Omoni, reportedly gulped about 40 million in production and is coming after her third movie in cinema, Wives on Strike sold 70 million, making it the third highest grossing Nollywood movie at the cinemas. Okafor’s Law stars established acts such as, RMD, Ken Erics, Ufoma Mcdermoth, Blossom Chukwujekwe, Gabriel Afolayan, Tina Mba,Toyin Aimakhu, Halima Abubakar Lala Akindoju, Betty Irabor, and others. With experienced crew members comprising of Yinka Edwards (cinematography), Pat Nebo (Set Design), and Tomi Adeoye(production manager), the movie is expected to be an instant hit with the audience.
According to Cameron Bailey, the artistic director of TIFF since 2012, Okafor’s Law is about a slick serial seducer bets his friends that he can bed three old flames in six weeks, in this risqué comedy from the director of the smash hit Wives on Strike. The law that says that straight men and women can’t be just friends; Okafor’s Law argues that once friends get benefits, those benefits last for life. Rooted in the eternal lessons of lust, this saucy romantic comedy further establishes Omoni Oboli as Nigeria’s answer to Nancy Meyers and Lena Dunham.
Terminator (Blossom Chukwujekwu) is known by his best friends Fox and Baptist to be a successful serial seducer, but even they are shocked when he ends up in bed with an old flame right after her engagement ceremony to another man. It’s Okafor’s Law, Terminator explains. Once there’s a strong sexual spark between two people, it never dies; they can rekindle it even though wives or husbands seem to stand in the way. Prove it, his friends demand. And so the challenge begins.
Baptist (Gabriel Afolayan) and Fox (Ken Erics) name three women that Terminator must re-seduce within six weeks: a churchgoing banker, a workaholic businesswoman, and the second wife of a rich, neglectful husband. The stakes? Valuable shares in a farm, and Terminator’s status as king of the machos. Omoni Oboli, whose last film Wives on Strike was one of this year’s biggest Nollywood hits, has struck a chord with audiences by cutting straight to the heart of the romantic and sexual games men and women play with one another. As we watch Terminator scheme to get the three women back into bed purely to impress his friends, Oboli reveals some uncomfortable truths about her characters. Featuring a sharp script and a delightful cast who know how to have fun with the material, Okafor’s Law is a risqué delight. The movie will be in cinemas across Nigeria in week in April 2017.
The Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZu0CepUb5A