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"Banana Island Ghost" Biola Alabi engages Chigul, Bimbo Manuel, Damilola Adegbite for debut movie

Biola Alabi has revealed plans to release her debut movie, "Banana Island Ghost" in the summer of 2017.

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Biola Alabi, Chigul and BB Shasore play

Biola Alabi, Chigul and BB Shasore

For her first movie as a co-producer, Biola Alabi has engaged top Nigerian actors that include Bimbo Manuel, Damilola Adegbite, Saidi Balogun and Chigul.

Entitled ‘Banana Island Ghost (B.I.G), the movie is expected to be a joint venture between Biola Alabi owned Biola Alabi Media and Nemsia Pictures.

Also starred in the movie are industry heavyweights like Ali Nuhu, Dorcas Fapson, Patrick Diabuah, Tomiwa Edun and Uche Jombo.

B.I.G is said to be a slapstick movie about a ghost that is scared to go to heaven because he doesn’t have a soulmate, so he convinces God to give him three days to fall in love.

He is paired with the cantankerous firecracker Ijeoma, played by Chigul who will do anything to save her father’s house in Banana Island from the bank coming to reclaim it in three days.

Speaking to Pulse on the movie, the writer cum director, BB Sasore, said: “Embarking on feature film projects has always been on our agenda, and when the opportunity with Mrs. Biola Alabi came up, we were certain it was the right step to take. The Team at Biola Alabi Media (BAM) headed by the media icon Biola Alabi bring a wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience in creating great content that a global audience will enjoy and will propel Nollywood to greater heights.”

According to Biola Alabi, the CEO of Biola Alabi Media, “This partnership with Nemsia Films headed by BB Sasore and Derin Adeyokunnu is part of our mission to work with great talents to tell great African stories for a local and global audience. The Nemsia team brings a fresh perspective and energy to the Nollywood landscape, Nemsia Films is the company behind the production of ‘Before 30’, the most watched African show. Banana Island Ghost (B.I.G) is expected to be an instant classic and pop-culture staple from Nollywood to the rest of the world."

The movie, it was gathered, is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2017.

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