Nollywood filmmaker, Blessing Egbe, is known for making out-of-the-box movies and it seems this is a reflection of every aspect of her essence.
At a time when filmmakers are wary of the activities of pirates, Egbe made a bold move when she put her 2017 movie, ‘The Women’, on DVD, prompting her peers to besiege her for her trade secret.
And if information flying around is anything to go by, the filmmaker is reaping the rewards of her bold move.
According to a source, Blessing was able to sell just about 20,000 copies of ‘The Women’ in the first week of release before the pirates swooped on the DVD. She however got the police to arrest some pirates who will soon be charged to court on her efforts.
The source revealed that despite the seeming setback, she made a wholesale turnover on the DVDs alone to the tune of eight million naira.
“Maybe her profit there might be four or five million, but according to her ‘that’s money that would have been lying fallow as additional revenue because we all are afraid of releasing on DVDs. That market still has residual income for producers and cannot be completely ignored,” the source said.
‘The Women’ stars the likes of Kate Henshaw, Omoni Oboli, Femi Branch, Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma Mcdermott, Kalu Ikeagwu, and others.
When a group of women and their partners decide to go on a weekend getaway, they are met with challenging trials that each must confront or succumb to.
Egbe is also responsible for the movies, ‘Two Brides and a Baby’ as well as ‘One Room’.