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“Living in Bondage Reloaded” The Nollywood Classic Is Coming Around Again

Yaaay!!! So 23 solid years after the release of Nollywood sensation, Living in Bondage, Nigeria’s perceived first hit movie is coming back with a bang! I wonder how many of our readers were born at that time??

Entertainment/business mogul Charles Okpaleke of Play Entertainment Network, and award-winning Nollywood star, Ramsey Nouah, are collaborating to remake Kenneth Nnebue’s 1992 classic.

Kenneth Nnegbue, His son Obinna, Ramsey Nouah and Charles Okpaleke

Kenneth Nnegbue, His son Obinna, Ramsey Nouah and Charles Okpaleke

The rights to the movie have been purchased by the duo, and production is set to kick off in 2016.

Speaking on the project, Ramsey says,

“There is no way you will mention Nollywood without talking about Living in Bondage. It was the kick-starter for the industry I work in today. Its ability to appeal to everyone irrespective of their religious, cultural and social beliefs made it a huge success. It addressed issues that we couldn’t talk about then. Its beauty lies in the language used which is understood by a certain part of the country, yet was watched by many. So why not bring back this great movie in our contemporary world.”

LIB is a delight any day. People will still talk about the way Kenneth Okonkwo killed his wife for money rituals and how he was tormented. Don’t forget the likes of Kanayo O. Kanayo and Bob Manuel Udokwu who intrigued us with their roles. All these made the movie a great hit and we are sure that the sequel will do better.”

Charles is also super-excited about the movie. “It’s not often that we visit our roots and bring our past back to life. Living in Bondage may have its flaws then due to the fact that the industry was still growing. However,  bringing those characters back to our present situation will be really interesting and I’m sure it will spark public discourse that will perhaps engineer growth and development in the industry.”

One thing i’m pondering on though, will they use some of the old characters or…

 

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