Ojukokoro: Crime Thriller Excites Somkele Idalama, Zainab Balogun, Tope Tedela

Ahead of its March 17 cinema run, Somekele Idalama,
Zainab Balogun and Tope Tedela have been speaking about their roles on the
highly riveting crime thriller, Ojukokoro.
Ojukokoro (Greed) was created by Singularity Media in
collaboration with House Gabriel Studios and BCI Studios. The movie which was
written and directed by Dare Olaitan and produced by Olufemi Ogunsanwo features
talented cast such as Wale Ojo, Ali Nuhu, Tope Tedela, Somkele Idalama, Linda
Ejiofor, Zainab Balogun and Hafiz Oyetoro (Saka).
Others are Charles Etubiebi, Seun Ajayi, Emmanuel
Ikubese, Kayode Olaiya, Gbolahan Olatunde. Kunle Remi, Sammi Eddi, Lord Frank
and Shawn Faqua.
is scheduled to be premiered at a colourful red carpet ceremony
scheduled to hold on March 9th at Genesis Deluxe Cinemas (GDC), Lekki.
The movie is woven around a money-strapped manager of a
shady Petrol Station who decides to rob his employers but along the line finds
out in a sudden twist that he is not alone in his ambition and that a good
reason isn’t always a right one.
Speaking about her character as Sade, Somkele Idalama
recalls her closest personal connection to her role. “I have never been held to
ransom and kidnapped so to speak but I have been in a situation where my loved
one was so I could relate. Being dragged on the floor was not fun at all
(laughs) but we got through it,” she reveals.
She adds, “It was fun working with an ensemble of
amazingly talented actors. Ojukokoro has all the elements of a film that will
hold your attention for the right reasons so definitely go and see it.”
For Zainab Balogun who played Bose, Ojukokoro has
something extra. She explains, “The story is like no other. The movie provides
you with great humour, thrill and suspense all in one. Trust me when I say that
Ojukokoro will have you sitting tight and locked in your seats. Ojukokoro
pushes the bar for Nollywood. The movie is great visually and content wise.”
It was a rollercoaster of emotion for Tope Tedela who
played Sunday. According to the actor, “I had just finished work on another
film that had drained me emotionally and taken me to dark places. Brushing all
that off and getting into Sunday’s head-space was the real challenge. It was
like moving from zero to 100.”
“Ojukokoro explores the action/crime genre in a way that
I have not seen before and I know that it will be a great cinematic experience
for people when they get to see it,” he concluded.


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