As you know the year us gradually drawing to a close and there is need to take stock of the activities and happenings witnessed from January to December. A lot of movies premiered in 2017, some were to the delight of movie enthusiasts while some just made us weep for Nollywood. Let it be known that some production houses did exceptionally well this year, they went the whole nine yards in providing us with quality content for consumption. This led some of them to produce and package their film outside the country (they will tell you it’s because of the script, hehehe. Na so). I saw a couple of these movies and I enjoyed sitting at the cinemas watching; so, I put together a list of some of 2017 films that were shot in ‘the abroad’.
1. Wedding party 2 (Destination Dubai): We all know that Nigerians love to party and at weddings especially, the owambe is always on point. Wedding Party brought us the joys and thrills of having a typical Naija wedding, so it only makes sense to have the experience again but this time in a foreign land, thus Wedding Party 2 was shot in Dubai (shot in 3 locations but most of it in Dubai). The romantic comedy is currently showing in cinemas not just in Nigeria but in major cities around the world.
2. The Accidental Spy: Ayo Makun, aka AY is famous not just for his jokes as a comedian, but for his ability to shoot an entire Nollywood flick in another man’s land. He started with 30 days in Atlanta, 10 days in Sun City, A trip to Jamaica and now The Accidental Spy. He teams up again with Ramsey Nouah and other comedians to make this movie a hit. The movie which stars Hollywood actor Miguel A. Nunez Jr., Ali Baba, Emma Oh my God, Rahama Sadau and a host of other talented acts was shot in the United States and is showing in cinemas nationwide.
3. Wives on Strike 2 (the Revolution): The 6th highest grossing movie in Nigeria that talked about issues bordering on child marriage, women empowerment and equal female participation into elected office is back with a sequel. Shot in Nigeria and London with a star-studded cast that includes Sola Sobowale, Toyin Abraham, Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma McDermott, Odunlade Adekola and many more. The movie was written and produced Omoni Oboli. Omoni is gradually making a strong name for herself not just as an actor but also a fantastic writer, director and producer. Wives on Strike 2- The Revolution will premier in cinemas nationwide on the 29th of December 2017.
Can you think of any movie that was fully or partly shot outside the country this year? Or what do you think about my picks? Let me know, I’ll be in the comment section.