Africa Magic, the continent’s leading provider of premium entertainment content, and ace Nigerian filmmaker, Femi Odugbemi yesterday, premiered Gidi Blues, an unusual love story filled with intrigue and suspense told with a ‘Lagos-state-of-mind’. Gidi Blues features a stellar cast which includes Gideon Okeke, Bukky Wright, Tina Mba, Lepacious Bose, Nancy Isime, Banky W and Hauwa Allahbura.
Filmed in iconic Lagos locations like Idumota market, Makoko,re Victoria Island, Isale Eko, Lekki, Freedom Park and Broad Street, Gidi Blues showcases Lagos city and the unique energy of its people. Akin, played by Gideon Okeke, is an indulged playboy from an affluent family who accidentally meets an interesting beauty, Nkem, in an unpredictable place. Nkem is a beautiful, confident but unusual young lady who devotes herself to her work as a community volunteer in the belly of the city’s worst slum. Their encounter drags Akin into a whirlwind experience that unravels his world.
Regional Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu says, “Gidi Blues is the result of inspiring creativity, innovative filmmaking and exciting storytelling. At Africa Magic we take pride in bringing to life the best of film and television content out of Africa through partnerships with some of the best talent out of the continent and Femi Odugbemi’s work as a filmmaker is very well renowned.”
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