Following 5 teasers released within the space of 2 months, the Chief Daddy trailer has finally been released by EbonyLife Films. Written by Bode Asinyanbi,‘Chief Daddy’ is produced by Temidayo Abudu and Queen Martins of EbonyLife. The movie is directed by Niyi Akinmolayan. The movie follows the aftermath of billionaire industrialist, Chief Beecroft’s death. The trailer shows the large family he left behind battle over his will and the settlement of all his riches.
While we anticipate the movie’s premiere, here are 6 things we learned from the Chief Daddy trailer.
We Can Expect Shades Of The Wedding Party.
The Chief Daddy trailer features a glamorous dance procession at Chief Beecroft’s burial ceremony. And, while burials are no weddings, the dance procession does give Wedding Party vibes. And, remember that show-stealing dance procession by Sola Sobowale from the first installment of the movie? Well, it looks like Linda Ejiofor might just be coming for Sola Sobowale’s crown.
Falz Is Not A Stereotype Actor
Asides his music, Nigerian Rapper,Falz, is popular for his funny speaking alter Ego. This character has earned him quite a number of roles, while also putting him at the risk of becoming stereotyped. However, with Chief Daddy, we can see that Falz switches things up. And, while it might be too early to rate his performance, giving him credit for the switch up should be a big deal.
Acting Might Just Be The New Rapping
We’ve, of course, gotten used to seeing Rapper, Falz, on our big screens from his run on Jenifa’s Diary. And, we recently just got wowed by Reminisce and Illbliss in Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys. Now, the chairman of Nigerian Rap – M.I Abaga – appears as one of the cast members for Chief Daddy. Even though he seems to only appear in a cameo role, his presence proves my point.
EbonyLife Films Are On A Mission To Own Decembers
Like its predecessors – Fifty & The Wedding Party series – Chief Daddy continues the trend of EbonyLife films projects getting December release dates. Since Fifty was released in 2015, EbonyLife films has had a new film premiere every holiday season.
The Movie Boasts A Massive Cast
This includes (in alphabetical order): Bisola Aiyeola, Funke Akindele, Zainab Balogun, Shaffy Bello,Lepacious Bose, Ini Edo, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Linda Ejiofor, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, Mawuli Gavor, Kate Henshaw, Ayo Lijadu, Jude ‘MI’ Abaga, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Beverly Naya, Chinedu ‘Nedu’ Ani, Uti Nwachukwu, Taiwo Obileye, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah, Rachel Oniga, Beverly Osu, Nkem Owoh, Patience Ozokwor and Joke Silva.
Chief Daddy Releases In Cinemas On December 14