“Something Wicked” is a psychodrama about a widow Hauwa, who adopts her recently orphaned nephew Abel after the murder of his parents.
“Something Wicked - Premonition” directed by Yemi Morafa is scheduled for release in 2017.
Here’s a breakdown of the film’s synopsis:
“Something Wicked” is the story of a widow (Hauwa), whose recently orphaned nephew Abel, moves into her home from the violence riddled Northern Nigeria, after the murder of his parents. Abel has a difficult time fitting into his new family, whilst Hauwa struggles with the challenges of balancing a failing business and single parenthood.
This family's bond is tested when they are thrown in a life threatening situation and we see how easily misunderstandings lead to misconceptions and premonitions are sometimes the only warning we get, in this game of life and death.
Pulse Movies Editor Chidumga Izuzu said the movie “captures every emotion a thriller should create”.
The psychodrama also stars Bisola Aiyeola, Omowunmi Dada, Timini Egbuson, Keira Hewatch, and Emem Ufot. It was produced by JAF Alliance.
Okujaye who plays Esther Mai in the film shared a picture of her head shaved for the film in January 2016.
She posted the image on Instagram with the caption:
"If you're a full Black Nigerian Girl, then you know we don't just chop our hair off for Nothing!! But that's the beauty of my job... I get a creative legit paying reason to do something I'd ordinarily have such a hard time doing... So guys, meet "Esther Mai".. undoubtedly one of the most unique characters I've ever played!! Loving it!! Watch this space for more pictures with the amazing cast".