Etim Effiong, Bayray Nwizu, others star in Kome’s Minee
A new movie titled “Minee” which has lightened up Nigerian cinemas from November 3, 2023 has been described as a show of force by the best of Nollywood, in terms of the power of its cast and crew.
The movie, which is a ghetto-themed story stars Kezy Kome, Daniel Etim Effiong, Bayray Nwizu, Ireti Doyle, Segun Arinze, Kelvin Ikedugba, Ayo Adesanya, Monica Friday, Anthony Monjaro and a host of others.
According to the brain behind the movie and a co-lead in the film, Kezy Kome, Minee is an expose of trending ills in the society, like kidnappings, prostitution, drug trafficking and organ harvesting centered around female heroism.
“I came up with Minee story because I wanted a female hero women can connect to. In our society, women don’t know their worth. We feel like we were born to serve men, to be at their beck and call. We don’t know our strength, our prowess.
“That was the motivation for me to come up with Minee. I wanted to display the fact that a woman can be anything, that there are no limitations to what a woman can do. That, there’s no job a woman cannot do. Nobody should be able to tell you what or not you can do as a woman. When I did the story, the synopsis I gave it to some writers who added spices to it. To be honest, the only thing I had in mind was female heroism, women doing the unthinkable, said Kezy Kome who took on the character of Minee.
Beyond creating a female heroine of her fantasies, Kome said Minee is a mission to speak out on the realities on the streets hence the movie being tagged ” Laws of the Streets” to situate it in appropriate perspectives. The story focuses on Segun Arinze who fell from grace to grass, leading to his two daughters having to take on life on their own. While one took the right path, the other made a bad choice with a devastating consequence.
A co-lead in the movie, Bayray Nwizu encapsulates the movie in few words, “Minee is a movie centered on mental health, organ harvesting, kidnapping and drug trafficking. It’s a movie about the importance of the family units, why it is important for children to grow up in the right environment because they are the ones who are going to become presidents and leaders of tomorrow.
“It was shot close to a month here in Nigeria. It is a ghetto-themed story, it shows how the poor want to get rich. It is a story that starts from falling from grace to grass. Now when you are at the grass level what decisions do you want to make to rise up to grace again. The father who is Segun Arinze is seemingly well to do but because of what he does he gets himself into trouble and the wife is killed and the children basically became orphans.
“The two sisters played by myself and Kezy were left on their own. One makes a wrong choice and the other makes the right choice that whatever life throws at her she’s going to make the best of it. She was a bus conductor, and many other things in a bid to make something of herself. The father shows up later as a don of organ harvesting. Then the twists continue with suspenseful tempo.”
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