In La Femme Anjola (The Woman Anjola), the new crime thriller directed by Mildred Okwo, a young male stockbroker’s life, depicted by Nonso Bassey, goes off the rails when he meets the beautiful wife of a wealthy gangster, played by Rita Dominic.
The Neo-noir flick is written by Tunde Babalola and features an array of Nollywood stars: Blossom Chukwujekwu, Joke Silva, Ken Erics, Femi Jacobs, Uzo Osimkpa, Aderounmu Adejumoke, and former Big Brother Naija housemate Bassey Ekpeyong.
The story is set in Lagos and Cape Town.
Okwo, who has been working on the film since 2015, also produced The Meeting, the 2011 film led by Dominic in one of her finest performances.
The official trailer for La Femme Anjola has been released.
Otosirieze Obi-Young is Editor of Folio Nigeria, where he profiles innovators and facilitators in culture: art, business, entertainment, activism, health, food. He is a writer, journalist, curator, media consultant, former academic, and Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Open Country Mag, a new online platform covering African literature. In 2019, he received the inaugural The Future Awards Africa Prize for Literature. In 2020, he was named among "The 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians" by Avance Media. Find him on otosirieze.com or on Twitter & Insta: @otosirieze.