Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde makes her return to the Nollywood movie scene since being named one of Times Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In The World, in “Blood In The Lagoon” alongside African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nominee Okey Uzoeshi, Ufuoma Ejenobor, Akin Lewis, Eddie Ugboma, and other notable actors such as Hakeem Rahman, Ben Nwosu, Cassandra Odita, Jim Roach and Phil Simmons.
Set against the backdrop of the dichotomies of life in Lagos State, Nigeria, the movie which is scheduled for a cinema release within the first quarter of this year has been roundly described by critics as one of the movies to watch out for this year.
Produced by Jerry Padney and directed by Teco Benson, “Blood In The Lagoon” is an against all odds story of a young boy, from the devastatingly poor fishing slums of Lagos who is determined to pursue the dreams of his murdered brother without support from any quarter.
Born into abject poverty and thrust deep into to the drudgery fate has dealt him, George Dibiya (Okey Uzoeshi) 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. And this is not of his making. The chances of getting any education and, maybe clawing his way out of the situation is zero to unlikely, at best.
But after the murder of his brother, George sets out to, not allow his brothers dream die. Along the way, he gets entangled with the stunningly beautiful Scarlet (Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde) “Blood in the Lagoon” is an emotionally charged and thought provoking movie that will keep you glued to your seat till the very end.
Watch the trailer and see behind-the-scenes photos of the movie below.
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