Kpali is a Nollywood comedy directed by Ladipo Johnson and produced by Emem Ema. The movie stars Ini Dima-Okojie, Nkem Owoh, Gloria Anozie Young, Linda Ejiofor, Kunle Remi, Uzor Arukwe, Seyilaw, Abounce, Torin Pocock and others.
Kpali tells the story of 20 something-year-old Amaka Kalayo – Ini Dima-Okojie – a young London-based Nigerian and Investment Banker. Chaos finds its way into Amaka’s life when a 30 days ultimatum to secure her work and residence permit is slammed on her.
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Kpali, an eloquent commentary on millennial angst by Toni Kan for P.M. Express
Kpali ticks all those boxes as a movie revolving around a 20 something-year-old Amaka Kalayo whose sedate London life is set on a roller coaster when her bosses inform her that she has 30 days to close a big deal or lose not just her job but her Kpali; her visa, work permit and right to live and work in the UK.
Thrust into this career maelstrom, Amaka departs for Nigeria with her oyibo male colleague in tow. They arrive Lagos and for some curious reason head together to Amaka’s family home and thus ensues the comedy of errors that is almost always at the heart of a true rom-com.
Kpali is funny, quirky, relatable and clear in the audience it addresses itself to. It has Nkem “Osuafia” Owoh as well as Seyi law for the laughs. When Amaka’s colleague introduces himself as Jake Hunter, Nkem Owoh’s character asks – “Who is the hunted?”
‘Kpali’ is an interesting comedy that is also relatable by Gbenga Bada for Pulse
‘Kpali’ is a relatable Nigerian comedy movie that will have you reeling out in laughter. It’s the kind of movie a lot of Nigerians will like. ‘Kpali’ tells the story of Amaka Kalayor – played by Ini Dima-Okojie – a single investment banker who has 30 days to renew her working contract and visa in the UK or lose her job and her continued stay in London. Amaka gets the opportunity to renew her job contract and a visa when the company sends her to Nigeria alongside Jack Hunter – played by Torin Pocock – to seal a multi-billion Naira deal.
Back home in Nigeria, Amaka has her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kalayor – played by Nkem Owoh and Gloria Anozie-Young – on her trail constantly nagging her to get married. Amaka was informed of the plans for her sister’s – played by Linda Ejiofor-Sulaiman – wedding by her parents. Amaka returns to Nigeria with Jack to the loving arms of her parents, who mistake Jack for her fiance even after she tried explaining that they were just colleagues.