Ace writer cum producer, Tobe Osigwe teams up with fast rising director Ekine Stronghold in this refreshing drama feature titled “CTN” meaning “coming to Nnewi”.
Tobe Osigwe, better known for his writing efforts is the popular sitcom “The Johnsons” and the feature “Thy will be done” brings together a rare blend of veterans and greenhorns for his debut movie. “Coming to nnewi” features Super Star actress Chidi Ihezie Okafor, veteran actor Stan K. Amandi, Chioma Igwe, Odera Olivia Orji, Akunna Nworgu, and many more.
The story revolves arounds Obi Okoli played by First timer, Unaegbu Christopher who’s grandmother played by Chioma Igwe hatches a plan to win him back after she caused the death of his mother a long time ago. He is transferred to Nnewi to sell his company’s Pay TV brand to the business conscious and conservative locals. There, he and his spendthrift wife played by Odera Orji learn to live within their means their conservative neighbors played by Stan K. Amandi and Akunna Nworgu, after their debtors trace them down to nnewi.
When asked why he ventured out to make this film and his choice of actors, Tobe Osigwe said “If you notice I used upcoming faces for major characters. This is to bring freshness to the film because personally I think I got tired of seeing the same faces in lead roles in our movies. However I got some new faces to avoid making the movie look like a children’s theatre performance. I was looking for a good moral film that will have a local appeal to my people yet still have a universal message which will cut across several cultural divides. The director, Stronghold Ekine was a huge plus. His technical and artistic sagacity I must say salvaged many unforeseen circumstances and gave the production more suave and professionalism. I firmly believe the movie will be a success.
The movie is projected to hit the market by December.