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Blood in the Lagoon ready for cinema

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After months of shooting on location and post-production works, star-studded Nollywood movie, Blood in the Lagoon is ready to premiere on July 22, courtesy of Film One Distributions.

The big budget movie, which features star actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde as lead, tells a captivating story of a young boy from the devastatingly poor fishing slums of Lagos, who is determined to pursue the dreams of his brother that was brutally murdered, against all odds.

Produced by Jerry Padney, a United States trained filmmaker, the movie was directed by Teco Benson, one of the leading filmmakers in Nollywood. Other talented thespians in the thriller that was shot both in Nigeria and the United Stats include Akin Lewis, Okey Uzoeshi, Eddie Ugbomah, Ufuoma Ejenobor, Bobby Michaels and Ben Nwosu. Also featured are Hakeem Rahman, Charles Okocha, Cassandra Odita, Phil Simmons, Jim Roach, Ken Odurukwe, Belinda Effah, Alex Ayalogu, Sotonye Green and others.

Speaking on the project, Padney described the movies as a drama that is emotionally charged, thought provoking and one that will cause the viewer’s inner being to question man’s relationship with fellow man.

“Born into abject poverty and thrust deep into the drudgery fate has dealt him, our protagonist ekes out a living in the treacherous murky waters of the waste deluged Lagos Lagoon. Just like thousands more kids in the many slums of Nigeria, his life story is already written and sealed by fate, even before he came into the world; this is not of his making. But after the murder of his brother, he was determined not to allow his brother’s dream die,” he said.

Also speaking, the director Teco Benson hinted, “Blood in the Lagoon is a ‘rags-to-riches’ tale with a different twist that is sure to wrench the hearts of all viewers. Again, our cast members are highly talented stars with great abilities in carrying a role and interpreting the script.”


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