Follow-spot-light is on stars of the RomCom Crazzy Grannies
The follow-spot-light is on the stars of the entertaining comedy drama ‘Crazzy Grannies’—Shaffy Bello, Princess Damilola, Ngozi Nwosu, Bolanle Ninolowo, Mercy Aigbe, Debo Oladimeji and Bhairay Mcnwizu. These notable screen celebrities gave a commendable portrayal of the respective roles they played in the movie that explores the adventures of three grannies who are childhood friends –Omodele, Ere and Cheta. In a bid to relive their youthful days and rediscover themselves, due to a health scare, these three sexagenarian embark on a trip to a resort, where they had the adventures of their lives. Directed by Tope Alake and Kayode Peters and produced by Rosemary Idornigie led Elrab Entertainment, if the movie has continued to draw movie audiences to the cinemas since it opened on August 6, it is because the movie is not just a delight to watch, but the producer pulled a good cast that gave the movie its acting credits. The spotlight is on some of the leading men and ladies.
Shaffy Bello (Omodele)
Delectable Nollywood actress Shaffy Bello played Omodele, the sexiest of the three grannies. The actress played the role to the hilt and proved that she is a good centre to hang a story on. A busy actress, Shaffy Bello had has been having an amazing run in the movies in the last couple of years. The actress who first became noticeable after she featured in the 1997 hit song by Seyi Sodimu ‘Love Me Jeje’ has been moving from set to set in the last three years. The mother of two, whom most movie audiences met in works such as ‘Chief Daddy’, ‘Love is War’, ‘Elevator Baby’ and ‘Three Thieves’ where she played Madam Boss has somewhat become some Nollywood producers first choice for actress in a leading or supporting role who can deliver believably.
Princess Damilola (Ere)
Stand-up Comedienne and actress, Princess Damilola Adekoya who is popular as Princess played Ere, the gregarious and pretentiously naïve granny in Crazzy Grannies. Most moviegoers who have had a good laugh since the movie opened at the cinema agreed that it was Princess Damilola’s interpretation of the role of Ere that made them laugh uncontrollably. A native of Ogun state, Princess studied creative arts at the University of Lagos. She had her break as a standup comedian working alongside top entertainers in Nigeria such as Ali Baba and Ayo Makun. She has also featured in numerous television and movie productions such as ‘Flat Mates’, ‘Papa Ajasco’ and ‘Black Sheep’.
Ngozi Nwosu (Cheta)
Veteran actress of the stage and screen Ngozi Nwosu played the role of the fun loving Cheta in Crazzy Grannies and of course the actress of vast credit played the role as if it was written with her in mind. A multi-linguist, the native of Arochukwu in Abia State is an accomplished stage and screen actress who has featured in both English and Yoruba language stage and screen productions, Ngozi made her debut on home video in the 1992 phenomenal movie production ‘Living in Bondage’. The veteran actress has gone on to grab super roles in critically acclaimed productions such as ‘Evil Passion’, ‘Stainless’ and the hit but long rested television sitcom ‘Fuji House of Commotion’.
Debo Adebayo (Mr. Macaroni)
Notable comic skit artiste Debo Adebayo who is popular as Mr. Macoroni finds a fitting role in Crazzy Grannies. The comic actor played the role of a pastor who doesn’t practice what he preached. The comic actor who is best known for his refrain ‘you are doing well’ combined so well with Princess Damilola to give the movie some of its hilarious moments. Nigerian comedian, actor and social activist, Macaroni hit the limelight featuring in his Instagram comedy videos where he plays the role of a sugar daddy. The tall and well-built actor has found time from his busy Instagram skit schedule to feature in movies such Ponzi and Tunde Kelani’s ‘Ayinla’.
Handsome and always well-dressed Bolanle Ninalowo played the role of the faithful husband who will not succumb to the attempt by his mother to force his wife out of their matrimonial home. Bolanle played the role so well and rightly gave the movie its acting credits. Tall and well built, Bolanle is perhaps one of the most promising actors of the last three years. Hailed by the yellow press as ‘Nollywood’s new bad boy’, Bolanle has been cutting the swath since he returned to the industry in 2014. Since he returned, he has been walking in and out of location grabbing lead and supporting roles. In his movie pouch are movies such as ‘Picture Perfect’, ‘Black Men Rock’, ‘Hot Girl Next Door’, ‘Divorce Not Allowed’ and ‘The alter Date’.