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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Somekele Idalama

Ahead of its March 17 cinema run, Somkele 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. The movie will premiere at a colourful red carpet ceremony billed for March 9, at Genesis Deluxe Cinemas (GDC), Lekki.

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 revealed.

For Zainab Balogun who played Bose, Ojukokoro has something extra. “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. It 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.”

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