Wale Adenuga’s “Knockout” Set For Cinemas
Movie lovers in Nigeria are in for an exciting moment this Easter season, as Knockout, Wale Adenuga Productions’ big budget film is set to hit cinemas across the country on April 19, being Good Friday.
Producer of the star-studded film and Managing Director of the production outfit, Wale Adenuga Jnr, said the film offers Nigerians the best of comedy for the coming Easter Season and beyond. He explains that the organisation has put the best of its resources into this film and encourages cinema lovers to come and savour the memorable moments that the film promises.
Arguably the most star-studded film in Nigeria’s recent history, Knockout features Sola Sobowale, Chiwetalu Agu, Toyin Abraham, Patience Ozokwor (Mama G), Odunlade Adekola, Ngozi Nwosu, Jide Kosoko, Segun Arinze, Desmond Elliot, Hafiz Oyetoro, Ali Nuhu, Kenny Blaq, 9ice, Charles Okocha, Woli Arole, Gbenga Adeyinka, Klint Da Drunk, Akpan & Oduma and others. The film is directed is by one of Nigeria’s leading female directors, Patience Oghre.
In the film, news about a boxing competition with a cash prize of One Billion Naira ($3 Million) hits town and sends a group of people into a hilarious frenzy, after which they devise mischievous means to participate with firm eyes on the prize monies. The clumsy boxer they choose and the crazy characters they meet along the way result in a myriad of mayhem and madness.
Wale Adenuga Productions Ltd. came into existence 27years ago out of the foresight a young man, who had trust in God and his ability. When Wale Adenuga graduated from the Business Administration Department of the University of Lagos in 1974, he set his mind on affecting the lives of others through his natural artistic endowments.
The outfit gave birth to some of the most popular and widely circulated magazine ever produced in Nigeria. They include Ikebe Super, Super Story and Binta. When they were published, these magazines sold in the excess of half a million copies per edition. They were a success story.
But again for his foresight, the man behind the company recorded Papa Ajasco on the celluloid in 1983 and Binta My Daughter on home video in 1995. A year later, the Papa Ajasco comedy series came on television would reach more Nigerians in this troubled economic period than magazines. His thought proved prophetic. Nigerians in all the states have continued to show appreciation for the programmes.