Following the release of his 2017 hit comedy, American driver, Nollywood filmmaker, Moses Inwang is all set for the release of his latest movie – Alter Ego.
The film – which stars Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde in her first Nollywood movie in three years – tells the story of a relentless lawyer whose mission, focus, and purpose is justice for victims of sexual assault. She goes great lengths to prosecute sex offenders and molesters and would stop at nothing to ensure that justice is served.
Alter Ego which highlights the rampant rape culture in Nigeria, could not have come at a better time. Last year, the Lagos State police command stated, that Lagos alone had six hundred and seventy-eight (678) reported rape cases in 2016. Although cases of sexual abuse are brought up on a daily basis in the media, there is a poor record of convicting sexual assault and rape – with only roughly 10% of cases resulting in convictions.
“Alter Ego” is the story of successful law attorney, the beautiful Ada Igwe (Omotola Jalade Ekeinde), who has focused a substantial part of her law practice on seeing all sex offenders in the city, especially child molesters, go to jail. Her penchant for punishment against sex offenders even goes beyond the four walls of the courtroom. Whenever she could not get the Judges to imprison an offender, she found other ways to punish them. But that is just one side of her. On the other hand, Ada happens to be an extremely sexually active person who cannot hold back when the urge for sex comes upon her.
The premiere which has been billed for July 7 will be concert-like and have all the trappings of a world-class event and a memorable after-party.
Speaking to media earlier this year on the movie that is set to bring her back to the screen after three years, the actress said “Alter Ego” is amazing.”
Alter Ego also stars Wale Ojo, Jide Kosoko, Tina Mba, Victor Olaotan, Madam Kofo and more, and you can catch it in Nigerian cinemas from July 21.