Weeks after completing the filming of the upcoming film, ‘Your Excellency,’ Mo Abudu has announced a December 2019 release for the political comedy.
Speaking on the film, the EbonyLife Films boss said, “Every Christmas, we aim to deliver a feel-good, family movie for our viewers, and ‘Your Excellency’ is no exception. This time, we have Nigeria’s funniest woman as both lead actor and first-time director, and she delivers on both counts. The audience is in for a treat.”
A new poster for the film shows that it will be released on December 13, 2019.
For Funke Akindele-Bello, who takes on the role of lead actress and director takes the compliments in her stride. “Your Excellency already had a great script by Yinka Ogun, a wonderful cast and experienced producers, so all I had to do was provide a guiding hand and make sure we keep the audience entertained from beginning to end,” she said.
‘Your Excellency’ tells the story of a bumbling, billionaire businessman and failed presidential candidate, who becomes a credible contender – all through the power of social media. As the drama unfolds, it seems possible that even a perpetual loser, written off by everyone, can pose a serious challenge for the presidency. Directed by Nollywood’s queen of comedy, Funke Akindele-Bello, the movie is funny and touching in equal measure, as it shows the importance, love and loyalty play in facing life’s challenges.
The film features Akin Lewis as Chief Olalekan Ajadi, Funke Akindele-Bello as his wife, Kemi, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Shaffy Bello, Kunle Coker, Eku Edewor, Emmanuel ‘EmmaOMG’ Edunjobi, Alexx Ekubo, Oreka Godis, Osas Ighodaro, Mike Iheuwa, Aletile ‘Seyi Law’ Lawrence, Bimbo Manuel, Deyemi Okanlawon, Ini Dima-Okojie, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Helen Paul and Toni Tones.