Niyi Akinmolayan, a Nigerian filmmaker, has put out the teaser for ‘Prophetess’, his forthcoming movie, featuring Toyin Abraham, a movie star.
In a post on his Instagram page on Wednesday, the film director said the movie will premiere in cinemas across the nation from March 26.
“Prophetess teaser!!! It’s going to be a prophetic Easter this March. Get ready to touch the hem of the Prophetess garment and we promise your life will never remain the same. #prophetess in cinemas nationwide March 26th. Mark your calendars and get ready,” he wrote.
The movie’s cast members include Toyin, Seyi Awolowo, Kehinde Bankole, Kunle Remi, Ronke Ojo, Tina Mba, Adedimeji Lateef, Deyemi Okanlawon and Uzor Arukwe among others.
‘Prophetess’ which was produced by Victoria Akujobi, Mimi Bartels and Matilda Sola, tells the story of Toyin, a local prophetess, who makes a prediction about a football match which leads to a series of events beyond her control.
In another post, the director explained how he decided to cast Toyin for the lead role in the new movie.
“During the Elevator baby screening at Abeokuta last year. I saw hundreds of people literally pushing on each other just to see Toyin Abraham. Some people travelled from Oshogbo and Akure with their families. All they wanted was to touch her and take photos and tell her how much they loved her,” he wrote.
“I had never seen anything like that in all my time hanging around celebs but it gave me an epiphany!! This is a woman of the people!! So I whispered to Toyin’s ears…”I have found a new film for you…and it’s going to be big and you will be a prophetess” she smiled and said bring it on.
“The best part of the process for me was that I had to overcome ten years of laziness and fear to start writing back again!! Luckily I finished the script just before the lockdown. It’s the most tedious thing I have ever done as a filmmaker and I will show you all a teaser tomorrow.”
Akinmolayan, who is the founder and creative director of Anthill Productions, a media production facility, produced his debut movie ‘Kajola’ in 2010.
He has since produced or directed several movies including ‘The Arbitration’ (2017), ‘The Set up’ (2019), ‘Elevator Baby’ (2019), ‘Chief Daddy’ (2018) and ‘The Wedding Party 2’ (2017).
Watch the teaser for ‘Prophetess’ below:
— Niyi Akinmolayan (@niyiakinmolayan) January 13, 2021
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