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EbonyLife’s movie, ‘Your Excellency’, hits cinemas on December 13


EbonyLife’s movie, ‘Your Excellency’, hits cinemas on December 13

EbonyLife Films has released the official cinema poster for its social-media-driven political comedy, ”Your Excellency”.

Your Excellency will be in cinemas across Nigeria from 13 December 2019.

The colourful artwork features Akin Lewis as Chief Olalekan Ajadi, Funke Akindele-Bello as his wife, Kemi, and some of Nollywood’s most popular actors, including (in alphabetical order): Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Shaffy Bello, Kunle Coker, Ekun 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.

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The poster depicts the hilarious antics of the characters, as they vie for social media significance. The tagline, ‘What’s politics without a party?’, hints at the irresistible music and dancing that makes the movie perfect for the holiday season.

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 of love and loyalty play in facing life’s challenges.

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Executive Producer Mo Abudu is already excited about the film.

“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,” she said.

Funke Akindele-Bello 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.”

EbonyLife Films is the producer of Fifty, The Wedding Party movies and Chief Daddy.

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