2 weeks in Lagos gets February release date
Finally, the much-anticipated Nollywood Film, 2 Weeks In Lagos, is set for release on February 12, after the initial postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The movie, which was earlier billed for release on March 27, 2020, was postponed indefinitely due to the massive increase in the pandemic.
The true Lagos love story features top Nollywood actors from both the old to the young, including Mawuli Gavor, Toyin Abraham, Beverly Naya, Joke Silva, Shaffy Bello, Deyemi Okanlawon, Jide Kosoko, Yaw, Tina Mba, Patrick Nnamani, Efe Irele, Uto Usman and others.
The movie was Directed by Canadian Based award-winning director, Kathryn Fasegha whose debut project titled, Trecherous Heart won awards for Best Drama in Diaspora at the African Oscars in North Carolina, USA, also won Favorite Director African Oscars Washington DC USA and award for the Global Women Vision Award Calgary.
The movie focuses on the captivating, turbulent and thrilling journey into the love affair of Ejikeme (Mawuli Gavor) and Lola (Beverly Naya). Their lives collide when Ejikeme, an investment banker comes home from the United States to invest in Nigerian businesses. It is love at first sight for them and as they embark on a journey of discovering this new love, they have to contend with the political ambitions of Ejikeme’s mother, who is planning a marriage between him and the only daughter of Otunba Ayodeji, a political juggernaut who is considering Ejikeme’s father as his running mate for the Nigerian Presidency. His mother’s actions create a rift between Ejikeme and Lola that puts their families on a deadly collision course.
The movie captures the excitement and vibrancy of everyday life in Lagos and reflects the complexity of life in Lagos, a dynamic city where anything is possible in 2 Weeks. It was first screened at Cannes Festival, which happens to be one of the biggest film festivals in the world on Friday May 17, 2019, and will be released in all cinemas in Nigeria on February 12, 2020.
Speaking on the new release date, Fasegha expressed joy over the return of the cinemas in Nigeria.
“It is with great delight that I announce to you that our highly anticipated movie, 2 Weeks In Lagos, will be released in cinemas on February 12, 2021. We postponed the film due to the COVID-19 pandemic and also because the health of our viewers is paramount to us. I am very happy that the cinema culture in Nigeria has been revived even though not to 100 per cent, but we see that there is light at the end of the tunnel for we filmmakers. Trust me, 2Weeks in Lagos isn’t your usual Nollywood movie, so get ready to be wowed. I also want to use this opportunity to urge you all to please stay safe and protected yourself as you storm the cinemas because COVID-19 is real!”
For veteran actor, Prince Jide Kosoko, working on the project was exceptional as it told a simple story with excellent performance.
“Working on this project meant a lot to me, because for the first time, a simple and original love story is told with excellent performance. So, make sure on February 12, you are at the cinema to see 2 Weeks In Lagos.”