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FilmOne Entertainment has announced that a new comedy titled My Village People will be its latest film project, signalling a return to work for Nollywood cast and crew. Popular comedian Bovi Ugboma will play the lead role and has agreed to co-produce the movie, along with FilmOne and Temple Motion Pictures. Nollywood's highest grossing director Niyi Akinmolayan has signed on to helm the project.
My Village People tells the story of Prince, played by Bovi, whose carefree lifestyle and weakness for the ladies lands him in the middle of a bizarre love triangle involving the marine world and a coven of witches. This dark comedy explores familiar stories, deeply rooted in African folklore.
Bovi’s last film, It’s Her Day, had a successful cinema run in 2016 and is now enjoying a resurgence on Netflix, where it has acquired critical acclaim and proved to be a hit with a global audience. This bodes well for the coming release of My Village People, with the potential for a much larger audience in cinemas and eventual streaming, as Bovi’s popularity continues to grow.
Executive Producers Moses Babatope and Kene Okwuosa of FilmOne and Idris Olorunnimbe of Temple Motion Pictures issued a joint statement: “We have high hopes for this film. Bovi is one of the most talented and exciting comedic talents in Nollywood. His unique voice and perspective gives us a chance to tell this story in a way that will resonate with audiences. This is the first of several projects from this team, so we are excited about the future.”
My Village People begins filming in the next few weeks and is expected to utilise locations in several African countries. The cast will be announced when finalised.