Upcoming Nollywood movie, EbonyLife Films’ Òlòtūré, will the sixth feature film projects from the movie production arm of EbonyLife. Òlòtūré follows the success of their previous projects – Fifty, The Wedding Party 1&2, Royal Hibiscus Hotel, and Chief Daddy.
EbonyLife Films’ Òlòtūré tackles serious issues through a distinctive ‘art nouveau’ lens. The movie is set in Lagos and follows a young, naïve Nigerian journalist Òlòtūré, played by Sharon Ooja. Òlòtūré, hoping to expose the shady underworld of human trafficking, decides to go undercover. Unused to this brutal environment, she finds warmth and friendship with the prostitutes she lives with. However, she gets drawn into their lifestyle and finds it difficult to cope. In her quest to uncover the truth, she pays the ultimate price and reaches the verge of no return.
EbonyLife Films’ Òlòtūré is directed by Kenneth Gyang and stars Sharon Ooja; Omoni Oboli; Blossom Chukwujekwu; Omowunmi Dada; Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju; Wofai Fada; Bukola Oladipupo; Pearl Okorie; Ikechukwu Onanaku; David Jones David; Sambasa Nzeribe and Omawumi Megbele.
EbonyLife Films Executive Producer Mo Abudu says that tackling a controversial, globally-important topic like human trafficking was a challenge – but one that needed to be taken on.
“Òlòtūré explores a world very few people know anything about and had to be dealt with in a particular way,” she says. “It’s not a documentary, but it addresses real issues most of our society doesn’t see, harnessing the talents of some of the country’s top actors and filmmakers to produce a film that is both intelligent and profound – and breaks bold new genre and stylistic ground for Nollywood”.
The movie will commence its festival run this summer, after which it will be released across cinemas in Nigeria and then to streaming platforms. A promotional trailer is yet to be released for Òlòtūré at the time of writing.