‘Okafor’s Law’, newly released romantic comedy movie, has been causing a buzz among Cinema lovers in the Federal Capital Territory, our correspondent reports.
Mr Emmanuel David, a staff of Silverbird Cinema who spoke to our correspondent on Thursday said since its debut on March 31, Okafor’s Law has been “causing traffic at cinema” located at the Central Business District of the city.
“People have been trooping to watch the movie while tickets are sold out daily.”
He said the ticket costs one thousand five hundred naira at the weekends while it sells for one thousand on week days per viewer.
He attributed the popularity of the film to the ‘drama and controversy’ it generated before its premiere.
The producers of the movie had claimed to have spent 100 million naira in branding, advertising and planning of the premiere which was cancelled on March 24, as a result of a court injunction stopping its premiere.
They also claimed the loss of 200 million naira earning or revenue from the cancelled premiere, including revenue from seat bookings, ticket sales and advert placement.
Some of the viewers who spoke to our correspondent at the cinema commended the actors in the movie for their sterling performances.
According to Sheila Ogun, a student of the University of Abuja, she fell in love with Ufuoma McDermot’s (IFY) character.
“I have always heard about Okafor’s law on campus and it did not really ‘click’ in my head, but watching these actors bring it to life was humourous but also educative.. I am well informed now,” Sheila said.
Also, Zainab Sani who was full of smile said the movie was fun to watch.
“I wish there will be a part two; it was worth my money and time watching the movie,” She said.
Reacting to the turnouts, Mrs Omoni Oboli, Producer and Director said the turnout has been very impressive.
“Actors in Okafor’s law have been visiting the cinemas at different locations, and we have all been surprised at the reception from fans all over the country.
Truth be told, the tickets have been sold out everywhere we went, and we just want this to continue for as long as possible. I am grateful to God for His blessings.”
The movie is showing at different cinemas in Lagos, Kano, Ilorin, Benin, Uyo, Warri, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Asaba, Calabar, Ibadan, and Akure.
Our correspondent reports that Okafor’s Law is a 2016 Nigerian romantic comedy film written and directed by Oboli.
‘Okafor’s Law’ which is named after a sexist theory is a movie with social consciousness.
It follows the story of a slick serial seducer, Chuks (Blossom Chukwujekwu), nicknamed Terminator, an “ardent player” who believes that once a man has been with a woman, he forever has access to her.
When challenged by his friends to see if he can prove the universality of that stupid theory with three ex-girlfriends Ify (Ufuoma McDermott), Tomi (Toyin Abraham) and Ejiro (Omoni Oboli), whose lives have drastically changed. And this must be done within 21 days.
This challenge of their various new statuses makes his quest to win the bet more and more insurmountable as he tries to prove the immortality of the long age law: Okafor’s Law.
The film stars Blossom Chukwujekwu, Omoni Oboli, Toyin Aimakhu, Gabriel Afolayan, Ufuoma McDermott, Richard Mofe Damijo, Tina Mba, Kemi Lala Akindoju and Ken Erics.