By Kehinde Ajose
Award winning film production and distribution powerhouse, The Audrey Silva Company has announced a new movie project scheduled for release later this year. Titled Surulere,the movie’s predominant themes are patience, fate and the promise of love.
Speaking to news men in Lagos earlier in the week, Mildred Okwo says, “We’ve been developing this for a few months now, so it’s great to finally get going. An exciting thing about Surulere is the cast I’m working with, as we have a predominantly young cast of very talented actors.
When we started this company years back, one of the things we set out to do was to give talented, fresh and vibrant actors a chance.
We did that with The Meeting, and we are more than delighted with the quality of great actors in Surulere and are positive that Nigerian movie lovers all around the world will be thrilled.” Seun Ajayi leads the pack of young talented actors in the new movie. Others include Beverly Naya, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Linda Ejiofor, Tope Tedela, Enyinna Nwigwe and Bikiya Graham Douglas.
Set in Lagos, Nigeria Surulere focuses on Seun Ajayi’s character – Arinze’s life as an insignificant graduate trainee in a fictional agency, a serial debtor and a desperate young man eager to get ahead. “It is a story everyone will relate to.
We all come across frustrating hurdles and distractions in the form of a mean boss, Lagos traffic, a nagging wife or landlord and Surulere covers some of these aspects,” Executive Producer Rita Dominic who also makes a noteworthy cameo appearance in Surulere says.