The crime-action thriller, which features Falz and Tobi Bakre in the lead roles was directed by award-winning Ugandan filmmaker Loukman Ali of ‘The Girl in the Yellow Jumper’, in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Greoh Studios.
’Brotherhood’ also features an impressive cast line up which includes: O.C Ukeje, Sam Dede, Basketmouth, Ronke Oshodi, Omawumi, Toni Tones, Jidekene Achufusi, Deyemi Okalanwon, Mercy Aigbe; and Big Brother stars Dorathy Bachor, Dianne Russet, Seyi Awolowo, and Boma Akpofure.
In a statement expressing his excitement at his Nollywood debut, Loukman Ali shared:
“I’m elated to be making Brotherhood and working with Jade Osiberu who’s proven to be one of the most audacious filmmakers on the continent.
“I hope this film opens up doors for more partnerships between African filmmakers. This is the beginning of many firsts for African cinema. We are taking risks and hope to excel. The Nigerian audience and Africans at large should expect a Nollywood high-stakes crime-action thriller like never before,” the filmmaker added.
Speaking on the new project, Greoh studios boss and producer, Osiberu revealed that the production is living its dream of working on diverse genres. “Our plan with GREOH studios has always been to make challenging films that explore diverse genres while still rooted in true African storytelling.”
The official synopsis reads: “After years of fighting to survive on the streets of Lagos, twin brothers Akin and Wale fall on opposite sides of the law with Akin joining the police force and Wale joining a notorious gang of robbers. Their bond is, however, put to the ultimate test when Akin joins a Taskforce that hunts down Wale and his gang.”
The movie distributed by Genesis Pictures has been confirmed for September 23 release in cinemas nationwide with support from Fearless NG and Trophy Lager Nigeria.
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