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Emma Isikaku’s The Duplex Hits Cinemas


A gripping modern horror puts lover boy actor, Mike Ezuruonye (Emeka) on the edge of life, as he battles, not only to save his wife, the beautiful Omoni Oboli (Adaku) and their unborn baby, but also his investment of N120million, inadvertently, on a cemetery, glorified in a posh duplex – but too late, the resident ghost is already on rampage. 

  Distributed by FilmOne, a sister company to Filmhouse Cinemas, The Duplex, has hit cinemas across Nigeria since March 6. It is a piteous, tense experience by a young couple in their journey to start a life. Ezuruonye and Oboli display an infectious chemistry in their first appearance together and as a couple in a Nollywood movie ever. 

  And the film, pegged on the lesson of greed, plays up the contrast between a contented wife and a more adventurous husband. In The Duplex, Chukwuma Omezioke took ill shortly before the Nigeria civil war and died. His wife and only son left Lagos for their hometown, trusting the property with the deceased best friend, Mr. Balogun. But they were never to return to it because the caretaker had personalized the house documents. Omezioke’s ghost will not take the cheating lieing low; as it turns a serial killer, on the trail of buyers of his stolen home. 

  Laced with some comic relief, viewers, according to Isikaku, are soon to see that ‘though a woman is amusingly freaked under a spiritual attack, perhaps a man’s reaction to the same situation is more laughable.’ 

Produced by Emmanuel and Stella Isikaku and directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka, other cast of the movie include Uru Eke (Dora); Anthony Monjaro (Jones); Ayo Umoh (Akpan) and Maureen Okpoko, who played the bald-headed lady psychic. A Videofield International Limited Production, the film was screenplayed by Stanley Isokoh.

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