Heroes and Zeros is an emotional movie is set to hit the cinemas on Friday, August 31 in a grand premier at which actors and actresses, top entertainment personalities and highly place personalities are expected. The movie will then be in cinemas across Nigeria from Friday, September 7.
Heroes and Zeros is about a man who is obsessed with an actress and will do anything and everything to have her. The movie stars some of the biggest names in the African film industry including Nadia Buari, Olu Jacobs, Norbert Young, Tina Mba, Gabriel Afolayan, Akin Lewis and Bimbo Manuel.
Bimbo Manuel & Nadia Buari
It goes on to tell the story of the destructive pursuance of Tonia played by Nadia Buari by Amos Fele played by Bimbo Manuel. Amos was a wealthy director in the Nigerian film industry, now he lives in a dilapidated flat, doing occasional low paying TV commercials for nameless products. He’s a daily comic relief on the local soccer practice pitch because he is 45 years old and he nurses a new, insane dream of making it into the dollar-soaked world of international soccer. His unhappy marriage to Tinuke played by Tina Mba, a junior banker, is unfortunately crumbling, especially after the death of their only child.
A boost to Fele’s sagging spirit comes when a big budget French-Nigerian film company appoints him as director. Shortly after, he is a celebrated genius by the press and top actors and producers begin to call him up for projects. To his wife’s distress, Amos re-establishes his wane reputation as a womanizer and becomes obsessed with Tonia, a beautiful actress of the Nigerian-French film project. Ignoring repeated warnings by his best friend Nnamdi played by Norbert Young, a Psychology professor, Amos pursues his obsession with Tonia to his tragic end.
The movie dwells on the thematic subjects of corruption in the Nigerian media and the film industry, better known as Nollywood. But it also focuses on the seriousness of following one’s heart and remaining faithful to one’s passion.
Heroes and Zeros is directed by award winning director, Niji Akanni, the brainchild behind Nollywood works like Aramotu and scores of television commercials. Niji has written many award winning films for first-rate Nigerian producers, including Dangerous Twins, Playing games, Saving Alero and Narrow path. The movie is produced by Koga Studios, a powerhouse in the entertainment industry.
Watch the Trailer here
Details to the premier
Date: Friday, 31st August 2012
Venue: Silverbird Galleria
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