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“Ojukokoro (Greed)” Somkele Idhalama, Tope Tedela, Zainab Balogun talk about upcoming action-comedy

"If you take from thieves, is it really stealing?" Here's what the cast of "Ojukokoro" have to say about the anticipated movie.

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Ojukokoro Movie Poster

Some cast members of the upcoming movie "Ojukokoro" recently spoke about the movie.

“I have never been held to ransom and kidnapped so to speak but I have been in a situation where my loved one was so I could relate," Somkele Idhalama who plays Sade says.

"Being dragged on the floor was not fun at all (laughs) but we got through it,” she adds. “It was fun working with an ensemble of amazingly talented actors. Ojukokoro has all the elements of a film that will hold your attention for the right reasons so definitely go and see it.”

Ojukokoro play

Ojukokoro

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"Ojukokoro has something extra," Zainab Balogun who plays Bose said. “The story is like no other. The movie provides you with great humour, thrill and suspense all in one. Trust me when I say that Ojukokoro will have you sitting tight and locked in your seats," she adds.

Tedela who plays Sunday in the movie said, “I had just finished work on another film that had drained me emotionally and taken me to dark places. Brushing all that off and getting into Sunday’s head-space was the real challenge. It was like moving from zero to 100.”

“Ojukokoro explores the action/crime genre in a way that I have not seen before and I know that it will be a great cinematic experience for people when they get to see it,” he concluded.

Somkele behind the scene of "Ojukokoro" play

Somkele behind the scenes of "Ojukokoro"

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The movie unwraps an intriguing tale about a money-strapped manager of a shady Petrol Station who decides to rob his employers, but along the line, finds out in a sudden twist that he is not alone in his ambition and that a good reason isn’t always a right one.

Written and directed by Dare Olaitan, the movie is produced by Olufemi D Ogunsanwo, and features an ensemble cast of Wale Ojo, Tope Tedela, Seun Ajayi , Linda Ejiofor, Somkele Idahalama, Ali Nuhu, Oyetoro Hafiz (Saka) ,Kayode Olaya ( Aderupoko)  Emmanuel Ikubueze, Zanaib Balogun, Shawn Faqua, Kunle Remi, Gbolahan Olatunde (Bollylomo) and introducing Charles Etubiebi (93 Days).

play A scene from "Ojukokoro" movie

 

According to the producer, "Ojukokoro" will be premiered at different locations before proceeding on a long cinema run across over 30 theatres in Nigeria.

A Dare Olaitan movie, "Ojukokoro" which screened at the 2016 Africa International Film Festival on Thursday, November 17, will premiere in cinemas on March 17, 2017.

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