WHY 30 DAYS IS POLITICALLY CHARGED –EGO BOYO
Nigerians can now look forward to yet another masterpiece from ace movie producer, Ego Boyo. But viewers must be forewarned: the movie titled 30 Days is politically-charged.
The film that has already been viewed in London, Atlanta and Maryland, will premiere in Lagos on June 29. Educative and entertaining, it is set against the backdrop of a tense, corrupt political society, where several high ranking officials are assassinated one after another.
The movie features veteran actors such as Genevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva, CBA, Norbert Young, Segun Arinze, Kunle Coker, and rising stars like Najite Dede, Nkirukah Alintah, Kalu Ikeagwu and Iyabo Amoke.
Shot in Lagos and Abuja, 30 Days is a collaborative effort between Temple Productions and Native Lingua Films –– an American based film production company. The production team comprises seasoned professionals like Mildred Okwo, who wrote the screen play for the movie and made her directorial debut with the movie, Shona ”Cricket” Peters, Jonathan Gbemutor and Monica Orbe.
The movie centres on the life of young Kene Alumona (CBA), who returns to Nigeria for just 30 Days and is drawn into the exploits of a revolutionary group called FRACA, who are determined to rid society of corrupt politicians. A battle soon breaks out between the government forces and the group. Feelings and emotions became part of the intricacies, as a deep connection develops between the protagonist, Kene Alumona, and a leader of the group, Chinora Onu (Genevieve Nnaji).
On the political character of the work, Boyo declares, ”30 Days was borne out of the frustration with the political and economic situation in Africa and seeks to educate viewers on the need to take a stand in the fight against corruption. By bringing Mildred Okwo's vision of 30 Days to the big screen we hope to help build a better world for future generations.”
Temple Productions was established in 1996 to provide digital production services to the Nigerian film and television industry. It is owned and managed by Ego Boyo, a University of Benin alumnus, who made her professional debut as Anne Haastrope in the soap opera “Checkmate,” which ran to critical acclaim for five years on the NTA Network Service. She went on to star in the film Violated with Richard Mofe Damijo, Joke Silva and Mildred Iweka. ”Violated” was also her debut as a producer.