From a hilarious trailer, screened to media practitioners and industry enthusiasts at the Filmhouse IMAX Cinema recently, there are indications of an audience delight in Biola Alabi’s feature film debut entitled, Banana Island Ghost (B.I.G).
It was commendations galore by the choice audience, as co-production company, BAM-NEMSIA Pictures released the first official trailer of the much anticipated movie, written and directed by BB Sasore.
Starring international superstar Tomiwa Edun, and Nollywood heavyweights including, Uche Jombo, Saheed Balogun, Ali Nuhu, Bimbo Manuel, Damilola Adegbite, Lala Akindoju and Dorcas Fapson, pundits believe that the 90-minute action and comedy flick will be an instant classic and pop-culture favourite across Nigeria and beyond.
Scheduled for cinema release on August 4, B.I.G has been touted as the first from a slate of five films by BAM-NEMSIA Pictures, a co-production partnership between Biola Alabi Media (BAM) and Nemsia Films – headed by BB Sasore and Derin Adeyokunnu.
The collaboration has also evolved some strategic partners and sponsors, including Dr. Ayo Osunrinade, Michael Ugwu, founder of FreeMe Digital, Adenike Adekanbi of HTB Entertainment Studios, Mr. Niyi Toluwalope and Basheer Tosin Ashafa of Tri-Equity Capital who are all Co-Executive Producers.
Commenting on the film, Alabi, who is the Executive Producer said, “Banana Island Ghost is unprecedented in many regards, and we believe that this trailer will excite viewers across Nigeria and beyond, to look forward to a rib-cracking experience when the movie hits the cinema screens in August.”
In the film, the cantankerous firecracker, Ijeoma (Chioma Omeruah) wakes up to find a Ghost (Patrick Diabuah) next to her. He has three days to fall in love and she will do anything to save her father’s house in Banana Island from the bank coming to reclaim it in three days.
According to the Producer Omorinsojo Spaine, “A lot of work and resources went into making this film, and I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished. The trailer has been hugely applauded and I can’t wait for everyone to see the film in August.”
The movie was co-produced by Tolu Olusoga, Head of Productions at BAM.
Source: The Nation