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KFB Movie! ‘Confusion Na wa’ confused me…I don’t know how to rate it!

“Things
just happen. Things just don’t happen for a
reason.” On first appearance, people are just being
people and living their life in a typical Nigerian city.
There is no grand plot, no set pieces and no
theatrical build-ups; it is just business as usual and
within a space of 24 hours, people meet and things
really “just happen”
. Quote from ‘Confusion Na Wa’
Confusion Na Wa
So I finally saw the movie
award winning ‘Confusion na wa’ movie and truth be told, I don’t know how to rate it. 
I did not really like it (it is not a
movie I would want to watch again but the storyline was brilliant!

Confusion Na Wa

The story was
so smart and confusing…


It is not the regular Nigerian movie
storyline of boy meeting girl, chases girl and marry girl, lol – instead it’d make you think! It made the so-called street rats
look far more intelligent than the seemingly successful people.

Story:  
Set in a Nigerian city Confusion Na Wa is a dark comedy
about a group of strangers whose fates become intertwined over the course of 24
hours. At the heart of everything is a phone found by two opportunist wasters
Charles and Chichi (Ali Nuhu and OC Ukeje) who, having read through its contents, decide to blackmail
the owner Emeka (Ramsey Nuoah).
Little do they realize that their misdemeanors have set in
motion a chain of events that will lead to their own downfall.


Directed By: Kenneth Gyang
Written By: Tom Rowlands-Rees
Stars: O.C Ukeje, Gold Ikponmwosa, Ali Nuhu, Ramsey Noauh, Tony Goodman


Thumbs up:
The picture quality was perfect, the sound was good too. Ali
Nuhu’s character Bello was hilarious.  Ramsey Noauh’s acting was perfect too (been crushing on him since I was ten years old).
Thumbs down:
OC tried but he didn’t exactly interpret his role well enough…he was supposed speak pidgin throughout the movie but several times he forgot himself and switched to English.
The ladies in the movie, phew, I wonder where the movie producer got them from, their acting was terrible – especially the lady that
played Ramsey’s wife, she needs to undergo some serious acting training if she is to feature in any movie again.

Sometimes, there were no translations given such as the scene where Emeka (Ramsey
Nouah) and his wife were speaking in Igbo, I didn’t understand what they were saying.
Furthermore, the fighting scene with O.C. Ukeje could also have been better choreographed with less reliance on sound effects.
Oh by the way, it had too many characters.

Honestly I don’t know how to rate it, and that’s probably because of how the movie started – we were told the end from the very first scene, the other scenes revolved around how the first scene came to be!  Would have preferred a situation where the
tragic end of the movie was all let out in the end rather than informing
us right from the beginning and then waiting for almost the next two
hours to see how it happens. 
You can watch the movie trailer HERE.

P.S Confusion Na Wa
was winner of the ‘Best Picture’ category at the 2013 African Movie Academy
Awards.

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21 Comments

  1. saw the movie on dobox last two weeks, ddnt finish it cos my data plan was exhausted. I got bored kemi.

  2. Kemi this movie was fantastic and clever, loved it. However I can understand why it wouldn't be to some people's taste. A bit slow, a lot of little little story lines etc – but personally, i think it's a very well developed and smart script – not your typical nollywood movie. The ending was truly confusing, that is why it is called confusion na wa

    1. Truth be told this movie is not that good. I thought it would be awesome, alas even Ramsey could not save it

  3. You did not criticize the stupid scene at the beginning or so. How can a man walk into your compound, slapped you like four times and then took your money away without carrying any gun and you stood there like a fool? That scene is so unreal please. Also, did anyone noticed how a half filled glass of drink @ 1:19:29 suddenly become a full glass @1:19:45 even after it was sipped.

  4. I guess kemi didn't understand the movie. Agreed it is not for the average mind, but it is a well written script of the ordinariness of everyday life. The change of events from seeing people fight to blackmail is A material. Personally, i think OC played the role perfectly. not everybody on the street Kemi, speak pidgin all the time. Remember these are not touts or agbero's probably confused jobless graduates.

    I think the movie opening has enough suspence to keep you going. Not the regular naija movie though but very thought provoking. The confusion of the man who thinks is son is gay is a nice twist to the movie. I think Nuhu, is the one who did not interprete his role properly. And Kemi, Nuhu's role is not OC friend but the astute worker with a cheating wife

    1. Nse ikpe is starting to lose her mojo too. She now features in annoying movies. Have you seen 'I come Lagos', gosh, that movie was dumb and quack

  5. Confusion Na Wa, a heck of a movie!!! Life is without any doubt a cycle. Charles stealing the phone led to the death of his friend, but the steps to his death was a total confusion, yet simple. I still cant stop laughing at how dumb and interesting the movie is

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