The Delivery Boy is a film by renowned Nigerian cinematographer, Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuyigbe. The film premiered at the 2018 edition of Nollywood Week Paris. Since its world premiere, The Delivery Boy has screened at various international and local film festivals.
Amir, a young orphan raised in an extremist group, runs away on the eve of a suicide mission, taking his bomb vest with him. He has a mission of his own. On his way, he runs into Nkem, a young prostitute escaping a lynch mob for a crime committed while trying to get money to save her dying brother. Before the night is over, they traverse the underbelly of the Nigerian metropolis as they search for their identities, their stolen pasts, money, and any semblance of peace they can find.
Here are 3 reasons you should consider watching The Delivery Boy.
It Was Awarded ‘Best Nigerian Film’ at The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) 2018
For The delivery boy to have been adjudged the Best Nigerian Film at a prestigious festival such as AFRIFF, a festival that boasts the best of the best in its selection, then the filmmakers must have done something right, making the film definitely worth seeing.
It Is a Socially Conscious Film
More than just entertainment, it’s usually refreshing to sometimes see the film medium used to serve a greater purpose. Particularly in Nollywood where there’s a strong obsession for mindless comedies and lavish and fanciful movies, no disrespect meant. Thankfully, Nodash brings that breath of fresh air with The Delivery Boy. The movie tackles some prevalent social ills – terrorism, sexual abuse – we are battling as a country presently.
The Movie Has an Intense and Thought-provoking Trailer
We agree movie trailers can sometimes be misleading, making them an uncertain yardstick for judging a film. But then again, that knowledge notwithstanding, it’s not easy to overlook how well put together the trailer for this film is. From the monologue to the sound design and cuts that complete the trailer, everything works fine.
The Delivery Boy is in cinemas Nationwide from the 24th, May 2019, you can watch the trailer here.