August 17, 2011

First Week In Nigeria, Nollywood Blockbuster, Mirror Boy Took In N12million

Writer & Director, Obi Emelonye has plenty to be happy about. August 5 saw the first premiere of Mirror Boy, and the movie has grossed N12million in its first week already. Mirror boy estimated at around N63million is on the verge of becoming the highest grossing Nollywood movie. Like nollywood movie producers now earn a lot from cinematic releases. Most succesful African movie in UK after getting premiered at Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square, same Cinema hollywood blockbusters get premiered.

'The Mirror Boy' starring Africa's biggest movie star, Genevieve and Osita Iheme of Aki&pawpaw is a mystical journey through Africa, seen through the eyes of a 12 year old boy, Tijan.

After a London street fight, in which a local boy is hurt, Tijan's mother decides to take him back to their roots, to Gambia. On their arrival in Banjul, Tijan encounters a strange apparition, a boy smiling at him in a mirror and vanishing. Seeing the same boy in a crowded street
market the next day sets in motion a chain of events, with Tijan finding himself lost. While Tijan's panic-stricken mother struggles to find her son, Tijan is left alone in the company of the enigmatic Mirror Boy, seemingly only visible to him.

After a bruising spiritual rite of passage, The Mirror Boy takes Tijan on a mystical journey, but not all is what it seems.


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