Afamefuna 2023 Movie Review

The Cast 

  • Jide Kene Achufusi
  • Segun Arinze
  • Eso Dike
  • Alexx Ekubo
  • Noble Igwe
  • Atlanta Bridget Johnson
  • Chuks Joseph
  • Kanayo O. Kanayo
  • Moc Madu
  • Paul Nnadiekwe
  • Stan Nze
  • Chisom Oguike
  • Ezeh Peter
  • Karl Smith
  • Dan Ugwu

The Crew

  • Produced by: Omobayowa Alabi, Lawumi Fajemirokun
  • Directed by: Kayode Kasum

I am not Igbo, but I have always loved indigenous language movies. While I only understand a few words in Igbo, I truly love the way Afamefuna showcased the Igbo language. This movie says it is a Nwa Boi movie, but it has mixed romance, comedy, and whodunnit, making for a very interesting movie.

The story grips the audience well, and the characters are totally relatable. Anyone who has entered any of the markets has experienced the selling skills of the boys in the market. The issues the movie treats are salient issues in society, and taking an alternative view makes for an interesting storyline. 

In the beginning, Odogwu taught Afamefuna about loyalty and hard work. We see him embody these qualities, even when it was not the easy path to take many years later.

The issue of paternity fraud is also treated in the way that Igbo culture treats it. The Igbo culture does not have the concept of illegitimate children: every child born in a man’s house belongs to him.

Stan Eze eats up his role in this movie. He is in a class of his own, and nobody else could have portrayed the role as he does. Kanayo O. Kanayo keeps showing us he is a true legend, and I am delighted with how the directors keep integrating both the experienced veterans and newbie actors; it provides an enjoyable cinematic experience. Segun Arinze is a surprise with the accents and his command of Igbo. He is a true professional.

The picture quality shows good sponsorship, and the advert placement is professional and subtle. 

I truly enjoyed the movie; it has great rewatch value.

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