Romantic Comedy: The Reunion premieres amidst glitz and glamour

A romantic comedy, The Reunion, has premiered at the Genesis Cinemas, The Palms Mall, Lekki. The movie which is Fojo media productions first in the cinemas was written by Voke Ometan and directed by Thomas Odia.

The star-studded event was well attended by movie enthusiasts, critics and celebrities including Tana Adelana, Jide Kosoko, Femi Jacobs, Jaiye Kuti, Femi Adebayo, Gabriel Afolayan, Wale Ojo, Yvonne Jegede, and a host of others.

Speaking at the event, the Executive Producer of the movie and Chief Executive Officer Fojo Media Productions, Mrs. Faith Ojo said that the movie reflects the everyday life and society.

“It is relatable for everyone. You can see in the story that one of the characters just finds pleasure embarrassing his wife; some men don’t like women living their lives and flying, everything must be restricted to the home, while a lot of others live a fake life pretending to be rich when they don’t really have it.”

The California based entrepreneur stressed that The Reunion addresses the different issues in our lives hence has a message for everyone.

While Producer and director of the RĂ©union, Mr. Thomas Odia noted that he looks out for suspense, drama, romance, comedy and good dialogue in any script, which the writer did justice to.

On addressing societal issues, Odia said that there is no point that does not touch on human life. “We need to do something more contemporary, otherwise we will be doing something abstract. For me, it was more of a passion than skill. There is a way to tell a story with humour and people get to accept it; many men don’t accept the reality of life.”

The Reunion tells the story of students four students ( played by Lilian Esoro, Tana Adelana, Mercy Aigbe and Mercy Johnson) who came together to celebrate their alma matas’ 50th anniversary. During that period a lot of secrets started unfolding including a rape case which made them more united in addressing such a serious issue.

One of the cast, Femi Jacobs who played Efe said that when he read the script, he realised that the issues his character and his wife were facing was quite topical and relevant to people these days.

On challenges playing the role he said, Nollywood has taught him to jump into character quickly and there are two ways this is acheived, by watching and listening to other people’s stories or finding something within yourself that connects to that character.

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