Published On: Wed, Feb 7th, 2018

#Watch Out: Nigerian Movie ‘Pay Day’ Set To Hit The Cinema

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A Nigerian crime comedy film ‘’Payday’’ that centers on the themes of love, friendship and homelessness is set to hit the cinema in April.

According to the producer, Payday is a lighthearted, fun filled film that banks on its strong humor to address societal issues as unemployment through skills acquisition and productivity for community development.

‘’Payday was inspired by the outraging number of youths and even communities waiting on the government to better their lives, while undermining their potentials as individuals.

‘’Just before best friends and flat mates, Paul (Baaj Adebule) and Ortega (Ebiye Victor) renew their yearly rent, their Landlord dies very suddenly, and seemingly without any heir apparent. The young men seize upon the unfortunate but good opportunity to ‘enjoy’ a little.

‘’They embarked on an expensive night out. The Landlord’s daughter (Segilola Ogidan) turns up the following morning and gives the boys 24-hour notice to pay up or quit. They then embarked on an overnight scheme to recover the rent, leading to a dangerous encounter with an eccentric drug baron (Frank Adekunle Macaulay), a desperate robbery attempt, a gambling adventure, and an ego war with the neighborhood bully, Orlando (Mawuli Gavor). All the while hounded by Ngozi (Bisola Aiyeola), the neighborhood gossip who just wants a piece of the action.’’

The movie starred: Zack Orji, Bisola Aiyeola, Baaj Adebule, 2017 AMVCA winner Meg Otanwa, Comedian Ebiye Victor and Ghanaian actor Mawuli Gavor.

The movie was shot in Abuja and Lagos locations, and it will hit cinemas nationwide in April.


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