GANGS OF LAGOS
Gangs of Lagos is a Nigerian Nollywood film directed by Jadesola Osiberu that stars Tobi Bakre, Adesua Etomi, Chike and Chioma Akpotha. The film follows three children as they navigate their lives in the Isale Eko neighbourhood of Lagos, Nigeria. The film focuses on the political thuggery and criminality that plague the state, as well as the dog eats dog mentality that its leaders have built and instilled in the populace. As time goes on, it brings attention to narcotics and how they are being marketed into society through disruptive tactics.
The main characters of this film are Obalola and his companions. The prophet’s prediction that Obalola would pass away young, like his father did, is addressed by his mother at the beginning of the film. Obalola, who in turn doesn’t give his mother a second thought, runs into the Nino, a street king, and ends up living as a street child.
The film is highly recommended and a 9/10 watch because it is not only informational but also educational about specific societal issues.
Brotherhood, a Nigerian film starring Tobi Bakre and Falz, is about two brothers who lost both parents in a robbery attack while they were young. With one of them electing to become a cop and the other a full-time crook.
The film takes us on a trip through their lives, sibling rivalry, criminality, and death.
The film is a 10/10 watch since it takes you through the path of these two brothers, their emotions, criminalities, and how they are dealt with.
- THE TRADE
Based on true events, ‘The Trade’ is a fast-paced criminal drama about kidnapping for ransom in Nigeria. The Trade, written by award-winning screenwriter Yinka Ogun, tells the story of Dike Maduka, aka Eric, a notorious genius billionaire kidnapper who has evaded arrest for two decades, and the high-stakes investigation into his activities led by Superintendant Khalid Abubakar, a fast rising police officer and head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT). The film stars Chiwetalu Agu, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Rita Dominic, Kelechi Udegbe, Gideon Okeke, Gregory Ojefua, Charles Inojie, Ali Nuhu, Denola Grey, Stan Nze, Waje, and Shawn Faqua, among others, and is directed by Jade Osiberu.