By Benjamin Njoku
Twenty-five years after leaving the shores of Nigeria for California, multiple award-winning film director, Chike Nwoffiah, has concluded plans to release a film ‘ A Rose for Freddy’, in his motherland.
The 101 minutes color film, written by Michael Osuji and had Ifeanyi Iloduba as the director of photography, according to Nwofiah, .is produced by Rhesus Media Group in association with Bank of Industry and in partnership with 4Screams Studio and Silver bird Film Distribution.
Set in present day Lagos, ‘A Rose for Freddy’ follows the lives of six university educated and upwardly mobile friends as they navigate the often unpredictable terrain of love, life and work.
After four years of studies in the United States of America, Freddy, the main character, returns to Nigeria with brilliant entrepreneurial ideas and hopes for a magical future with his fiancée, Rose, played by Kiki Omeili.
Moviegoers, according to the California based Nigerian, would be treated to a breath of fresh air in style and sophistication in film making, when the film opens in cinemas across Nigeria on Friday, August 10.
Nwoffiah , stated that the film has a universal theme and would appeal to audiences of all ages in exposition of intrigue, jealousy and true friendship.
‘ A Rose for Freddy’ stars some of Nigeria’s highly talented actors, including Osas Ighodaro- Ajibade (Gbomo Gbomo Express,), Kiki Omeili (Lekki Wives). Others include Gregory Ojefua (Nigerian Prince), Udoka Oyeka (Las Gidi Vice), Kocabelle Guemini (The Johnsons.), Lucianne Ukpabi and introducing Atlanta based award winning recording artist, Freddie George, in his feature film debut role.