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“The First Lady” 5 reasons why you need to watch this movie

Drama, reality and humour - these and more are good grounds for you to go check out Omoni Oboli's new film.

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Omoni Oboli and Alexx Ekubo are Michelle and Obama in this new film. play

Omoni Oboli and Alexx Ekubo are Michelle and Obama in this new film.

Omoni Oboli’s film “The First Lady” hit cinemas in Nigeria on October 1, 2015. The film written and directed by Oboli is a comic drama.

READ: Donald Duke, Yvonne Jegede, Joseph Benjamin step out to premiere of Omoni Oboli’s film

Pulse Nigeria presents five reasons why you need to watch this movie.

1. The story line

This isn’t one of those movies you can predict what happens. The film embodies elements of fantasy.

The film is about Michelle is a prostitute with dreams of being rescued from her pimp called Obama by Prince Charming. Kenechi is heir to a business empire; when his father steps down as CEO with intentions of handing over to him, his uncle blinded by jealousy accidentally gets Kenechi transformed to a little boy.

2. Omoni Oboli

Oboli doubles as both actress and director in her new film. play

Oboli doubles as both actress and director in her new film.

 

Omoni plays multiple roles in this film – screenwriter, director and actress. In the film she play the past of Michelle. She executes her role as a naïve uneducated prostitute in love with her pimp perfectly. You can’t help but fall in love with her character.

READ: Actress on national tour with "The First Lady"

3. Alexx Ekubo

Ekubo plays the role of a local pimp in the movie. play

Ekubo plays the role of a local pimp in the movie.

 

We’re used to Ekubo playing lover boy roles but this film saw him act a tougher role. He acts the part of a local pimp called Obama. His performance is so believable, you would almost forget what the real Alexx Ekubo is like.

4. Yvonne Jegede

Jegede plays Sandra in the comedy. play

Jegede plays Sandra in the comedy.

 

Yvonne Jegede has got skills! She plays the role of Sandra, Michelle’s rival. Her translation of this character is super energetic.

5. It's amusing.

The film is funny! The use of language, the actors’ interpretation of their roles is guaranteed to entertain you. 

 

Enough with the spoilers, go watch the movie!

Watch Pulse TV video below for clips from the movie premiere:

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