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Producer : Mo Abudu

Starring : Bisola Aiyeola, Funke Akindele, Zainab Balogun, Shaffy Bello, Lepacious Bose, Ini Edo, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Linda Ejiofor, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, Mawuli Gavor, Kate Henshaw, Ayo Lijadu, Jude ‘MI’ Abaga, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Beverly Naya, Chinedu ‘Nedu’ Ani, Uti Nwachukwu, Taiwo Obileye, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah, Rachel Oniga, Beverly Osu, Nkem Owoh, Patience Ozokwor and Joke Silva.

Genre : Drama/Comedy

Release Date : December 14, 2018

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Revue of CHIEF DADDY” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_column_text css_animation=”left-to-right”]Chief Daddy tells the story of billionaire industrialist Chief Beecroft (Taiwo Obileye), a flamboyant benefactor to a large extended family of relatives, household staff and assorted mistresses. Chief lives large, like there’s no tomorrow, until the day he dies suddenly and the ‘bullion van’ stops. What’s in his will and who gets all that money? What happens next will surprise you, as Chief Daddy has the last laugh from beyond the grave.

Honestly, I was stunned when I saw the galaxy of stars in Chief Daddy and it got me thinking how difficult the plot of this film was going to be that the guys at Ebony Life gathered so many established names in Nollywood to pull off. However, when the film started, it became apparent to me what the intention of the producers was. Let’s be honest, there isn’t anything funny about the death of a person with people squabbling for the deceased person riches so the best way to make light of a sad event is to rely on the individual talents of the characters/cast to put the funny into it. This is quite an ingenious plan because just like Wedding Parties, funerals are another facet of Nigerian life that has so much drama in them.

The cast did a fantastic job in bringing life to their characters. Osuofia and Patience Ozokwor are their usual bickering selves, Nedu is his usual mad self and his chemistry with Chigurl was humorous just like Kate Henshaw and Funke Akindele (Jenifa) also made a humorous pair. Joke Silva showed panache (as always) just as Mawuli Gavor and Beverly Naya oozed of class. Bisola said less than 5 words but her facial expression almost killed one with laughter.

I must also single out Falz who is a mad man and must be stopped! That dude is my standout comic in Chief Daddy- make sure to look out for his jam “Who’s Your Daddy?” which would leave you in stitches.

Chief Daddy relies extensively on individual talents for laughs but the downside to this is that the plot’s resolution suffered. The plot of Chief Daddy makes commercial sense because just like Wedding Party, it’s very relatable but it is a tricky one to conclude and this challenge reared its head as the producers found it quite difficult to give it an appropriate ending. The conflict resolution is abrupt and rather underwhelming that it felt like an unfinished sneeze – enjoyable, but not as enjoyable as it could have been.

Talking about the commercial aspects of the film, I was very unimpressed with the less than subtle Keystone Bank brand placement. I know the Bank is a key sponsor of Chief Daddy but a whole scene about the Bank is a bit much don’t you think? The Johnny Walker and Airtel brand placements were subtle enough though.

Despite the above, I still believe that Ebony Life Films have another money maker on their hands and this Christmas it’s going to go neck and neck with Kemi Adetiba’s King Of Boys as the choice film for the season, so look out for it when it comes to cinemas on the 14th of December. When you do get to see Chief Daddy, please tell me what you think about it in the comment section below or on Twitter and Facebook

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Cast : Lisa Omorodion, Shaffy Bello, Akin Lewis, Ngozi Nwosu, Uti Nwachukwu & Femi Durojaiye

Genre : Drama

Release Date : April 15, 2017

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Revue of WHOSE MEAL TICKET” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_column_text css_animation=”left-to-right”]Lisa (Lisa Omorodion) and Mrs Philips her mother (Ngozi Nwosu) scheme on how to make their comeback to affluence after their fall from grace and how better to do it than marry Lisa into a rich family? However, their plans to acquire wealth by marrying into the socialite Disu family who are quietly fighting their own health battles doesn’t quite go as planned.

It was with great hesitation and palpitations did I brave it to the cinema to see this movie and for good reason too because it is not every day you see a movie trailer that discourages you from seeing the movie itself. I dare say it’s one of the worst movie trailers I have seen because it was so quite uninviting.

The trailer aside, please who names a movie “whose meal ticket”? I mean that name is unimaginative and smacks of downright laziness in the conceptualization. While I was getting my movie ticket at the counter, I watched as people kept passing over the movie simply because of its name which came across as uninteresting. Nollywood producers need to understand that just as it is for humans, a movie’s name can set the tone for its reception.

Enough whining about the fringe stuff, let’s get to the meat of the movie (or the lack thereof). I get the idea that the movie tried to pass on the social message to raise awareness about Diabetes and at the same time trying to mix in comedy and drama but if you are an avid movie goer, you will know that this is a delicate mix that can go bust if not properly executed. Sadly, this film failed at doing just that. In all honestly, the attempt at comedy came across as forced and the drama had no intrigue whatsoever and the plot as a whole was basic and bland. Even the array of stars could do much to salvage the film as the cast were good as individuals but lacked any real cohesion to make this film worth my while.

The location was really awful most notable was when they tried to pass off a law firm as the office of a business mogul. C’mon guys, nobody was buying that especially since there were law books all over the background. I found that scene really unnerving.

However, one bright spot for me was Lisa Omorodion’s performance as I must admit that with more roles and practice, the girl can have a bright future in Nollywood.

On the whole, the movie was made with good intentions but sadly the crux of the movie was lost to the audience shrouded by poor production quality et al.

I really took one for the team by seeing this movie, so you guys owe me.

Have a blast today!

The Maveriq

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