A few weeks ago, CEO of EbonyLife, Mo Abudu revealed the synopsis of their upcoming film, Oloture. Now, they’ve released the first teaser, setting the tone for what fans should expect from the film, and we are very excited!
Speaking on the movie during the making, Abudu said, “Oloture explores a world very few people know anything about and had to be dealt with in a particular way. It’s not a documentary, but it addresses real issues most of our society doesn’t see. Harnessing the talents of some of the country’s top actors and filmmakers to produce a film that is both intelligent and profound – and breaks bold new genre and stylistic ground for Nollywood.”
The movie which has Mo Abudu and Wale Tinubu as executive producers was shot in 2018 by Kenneth Gyang.
The film follows the story of a young journalist, Oloture (Sharon Ooja), who goes undercover to expose the shady underworld of human trafficking. New to this brutal environment, she finds warmth in the relationships she forms with the prostitutes she takes up residence with.
The thirty-second teaser starts off with Oloture whispering on the phone, building up the suspense for what we see in the rest of the teaser. We see an initiation of sorts, where a line of young girls — including Oloture — shed blood and are instructed to climb into a coffin.
EbonyLife usually doles out romantic comedies — from the game-changing Fifty to the record-shattering The Wedding Party — and given how successful those have been, we’re surprised that they’re trying out a new formula with such a dark and gritty drama.
Watch the trailer below:
By: Dammy Eneli