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Win or lose, beams searchlight in Makoko

By Eniola Daniel
05 November 2022   |   3:48 am
In a movie shot entirely in Makoko, Lagos, international consortium in films, lifestyle, and entertainment, Extron Signal has teamed up with James Amuta-led Honeybee entertainment to pay classic homage to improve comedy-drama and spotlight floating community, Makoko, Lagos in Win or Lose.

James Amuta, David Ogbeni and Saeed Mohammed during the premiere.. PHOTO: ENIOLA DANIEL

In a movie shot entirely in Makoko, Lagos, international consortium in films, lifestyle, and entertainment, Extron Signal has teamed up with James Amuta-led Honeybee entertainment to pay classic homage to improve comedy-drama and spotlight floating community, Makoko, Lagos in Win or Lose.

 
The movie, currently showing in cinemas was shot to draw attention to the Makoko community populated by beautiful, warm, and friendly people and to move engagements in various humanitarian interventions in the community.
 
The movie features Odunlade Adekola, Rachael Okonkwo, Erica Ngozi Nlewedim, Dave Ogbeni, Gregory Ojefua, Saeed Mohammed, Tolu Odewunmi, and Jessica Henshaw. Win or Lose is an exciting story of a struggling family man living with his family in the ghetto. The man wins a lottery ticket which leads to a series of hilarious events as he tries to enjoy the new found status that ultimately climaxes into a big scene between him and his troublesome landlord.
 
Speaking during the premier, the director of the movie, James Amuta, said: “The Executive Producer and I are very passionate about underserved and under-presented communities. There was just something so fascinating about how happy and friendly the people of Makoko are, despite their living conditions, that we spontaneously decided to make a film set to draw attention to this community.

“It was also an opportunity for us to bring some of their favourite actors for them to meet up close. And to us, watching how emotional the children were when they saw some of their favourite actors in Makoko was enough reward for making this film.”
   
Lead actor in the movie, David Ogbeni who played the character of Ikenna, said playing the role was quite challenging as an average Igboman who needed to go with the Igbo accent.
 
“This story teaches confidence and patience. My advice to Ikenna out there is that they should take life as it comes. Life is not a bed of roses so, they must understand that even when life turns around for good, they should remember that keeping it real is the best and be prudent.”
 
While Tolu Odewunmi who played the role of Suliat, advised, “Cut your coat according to your size, just because you are down today doesn’t mean you can’t make it tomorrow. You don’t have to please anybody. If you are a man and you are going through abuse in your marriage or relationship, you must speak out.”

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