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Something Wicked; Nigeria’s first psychological drama hits cinemas

Something Wicked; Nigeria’s first psychological drama hits cinemas

Nollywood has come of age. Gone are the days when slapstick comedy movies were the only films our producers and directors could make.

Something Wicked; Nigeria’s first psychological drama hits cinemas

Okey Uzoeshi, Isioma Osaje and Yemi Morafa, producers of Something Wicked the movie

Now, more technical and difficult stories are being tackled and the results are films like Something Wicked; Nigeria’s first psychological drama.

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Starring top notch actors like Adesua Etomi, Okey Uzoeshi, Ireti Doyle, Ivie Okujaiye, Beverly Naya, Gabriel Afolayan and Big Brother Naija’s Bisola Aiyola, the film tells the story of a widow; Hauwa (Iretiola Doyle), who welcomes her recently orphaned nephew Abel (Okey Uzoeshi), into her home, after the murder of his parents in a sectarian crisis in a Northern Nigerian city.

Something Wicked; Nigeria’s first psychological drama hits cinemas

Cross section of guests at the media screening of Something Wicked the movie

Abel has a difficult time fitting-in with a new family that’s not totally accepting of him. At the same time, Hauwa struggles with being the rational adult and peacemaker in the family, whilst her business falls apart. This family's bond is tested when they are thrown into a life-threatening situation that has them doubting everything they thought they knew about themselves.

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Speaking on why they decided to make a psychological drama, Isioma Osaje one of the film’s producers said: “It is because it is the only thing we know how to make. All of us cannot make comedy films.” Yemi Morafa the director further added that “I enjoyed making Something Wicked, and as soon as I read the script, I knew exactly how I wanted this film to look and feel. I am very pleased and excited to see it all come together.”

Something Wicked; Nigeria’s first psychological drama hits cinemas

Theatrical release poster for the film Something Wicked

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Written by Yemi Adeyemi and produced by Okey Uzoeshi, Isioma Osaje, and Yemi Morafa for the JAF Alliance, the film was released across various cinemas in Nigeria today.

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