Although, they are some other Nigerian movies recently released to the Cinemas, but we decided to see Elina because of the trailer we saw which also revealed that it is a movie about children. Tallying with Children’s Day week, we decided to give it a shot.
Elina is a film spotlighting real-life accounts of parental neglect, child molestation, sexual abuse and afterwards trauma.
The over one-hour film tells the story of the eponymous character Elina, an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped after her mother carelessly left the car keys in the ignition with her in the car during an outing.
After the kidnap, for several years, all efforts to find Elina proved abortive and her parents accepted that she must already be dead.
However, Elina returned to their lives 15 years later, bruised, traumatized with a lot going on.
The film highlights the traumatic experiences victims go through at the hands of their abductors such as sexual abuse and the attendant results.
Although a powerful message centered movie, the producer had also confided in Kemi Filani News that she spent whopping N50m for its production, but is it really worth it?
We could tell that Elina was shot within 3 or 4 days max. In as much as we love the plot of the movie, from the beginning to its very end, Elina was rushed like a skit.
The acting of even the veterans were so poor. Elina, the lead character was played by the movie producer, Editha Chiewuzie yet she interpreted her role like an amateur.
Elina was kidnapped and confined in one room for 15 years, subjected to sexual harassment on daily basis. Yet after her escape, she suddenly has a bag of cloth, in fact ‘slay mama’ kind of outfits. From the moon?
Then proceeded to so many annoyingly boring scenes and unrealistic situations.
Nigerian movie producers and directors can do better. We the Nigerian movie lovers are not asking for to much, just quality movies worth the money we part with at the Cinema.
Nollywood actress Bukunmi Oluwashina has received outstanding recognition from the Royal Africa Leadership Forum of his Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogwunwusi.
The award, which recognises her outstanding achievement in creative culture, earned her the Royal African Medel.
The actress who disclosed this via her Instagram page was also inducted into the Royal court. Sharing a photo of herself with the award, she wrote:
OSE YI A SAN WA O. Greetings From The Royal Court.
Meanwhile, some of her fans have stormed her Instagram comment section with congratulatory messages.
bofanites wrote: Well deserved queen. Congratulations keep making us proud,and your work shall continue to speak volumes for you
Parents and family members of the remaining kidnapped students and workers of a privately owned Greenfield University, Kaduna State, have revealed how they were able to raise the N180m ransom to have their kids freed after being abducted on April 20, 2021.
According to them, they were forced to sell their property to raise ransom as the remaining victims regained freedom.
The Gunmen had invaded the university, killing an official before kidnapping 19 students and three female workers of the institution.
Few days later, five of the students were killed by the bandits for failure of the parents to raise the N800m ransom demanded by the bandits.
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Nigerian singer David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has revealed as fun as singing maybe, the job is very tasking.
In a post shared on the microblogging platform Twitter, the singer showers praise on entertainers worldwide.
While applauding entertainer, Davido said that it is not an easy job as fun as the work looks.
He wrote: Shout out to all entertainers worldwide as fun as it looks thus out work no easy...
Kemifilani News recalls that the sensational singer recently cried out over the high insecurity rate in the Lekki axis of Lagos State.
In a post shared on his Instagram page, the singer disclosed kidnappers are on the prowl on the Admiralty way...