Will Funke Akindele’s Fame Make ‘A Wish’ a Blockbuster Cinema hit?
Many have come to the conclusion that the presence of Funke Akindele-Oloyede in any Nollywood flick would automatically translate into box office hit judging by her talent and popularity in selling films like The Return of Jenifa, Maami and a few others.
The talented actress and brand ambassador stars in this comedy flick, A Wish produced by award winning filmmaker, Elvis Chucks from the stable of Diamond Groove Pictures alongside Comedian and brand ambassador, Hafeez Oyetoro (Saka), Patience Ozokwor, Helen Paul (Tataafo), Imeh Bishop Umoh and others.
Funke Akindele before now starred in two blockbusters, The Return of Jenifa which was the highest grossing movie of 2011 as it made N35m at the cinema and in Maami (2012), a movie produced by respected filmmaker, Tunde Kelani which also recorded N19m. Many have now tipped A Wish to record high numbers when it eventually hits the cinemas on Friday, December 7, 2012.
A Wish is a hilarious comedy which features Chris Okagbue (Gulder Ultimate Search 8 winner), Kola Olaiya, Iyke Ogbonna and Clara Iweh.
Elvis Chucks once took part in the award winning family sitcom, Super Story and also starred in several Nollywood movies before going into film making. He has two movies under his belt as a filmmaker; True Citizens which featured Uti Nwachukwu and Victims of the Society, an advocacy flick which featured veteran actress, Joke Silva. True Citizens and Victims of the Society have both been nominated for several awards in Abuja, Durban and Los Angeles, U.S.A.
The movie is supported by Close up, Lifebuoy, Blue Band, Genevieve, Unilever, Lipton, Onga, Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info FM and OMO.
The movie is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Synopsis: A single mother who makes a living as a petty trader has one wish: to see her child go to school and explore the opportunities she never had. Tragedy strikes, however, when she is diagnosed with cancer. Noting that sh