Funke Akindele Bello is making feature film debut with Your Excellency, a comedy film following one Chief Olalekan Ajadi.
Chief Ajadi, who is a bumbling, billionaire businessman and failed presidential candidate, is obsessed with US current president, Donald Trump. Just when his campaign looks set to be another disaster, Ajadi is anointed by a major party and becomes a credible contender – all through the power of social media.”
Hmm, that sounds strangely familiar.
The story is written by Yinka Ogun and produced by Isioma Osaje and James Amuta.
Your Excellency is being bankrolled by Mo Abudu’s Ebony Life Films and like many many other Ebony Life projects, boasts of an ensemble character including the likes of Lala Akindoju, Shaffy Bello, Kunle Coker, Eku Edewor, Alexx Ekubo, EmmahohMaGod, Oreka Godis, Osas Ighodalo, Seyi Law, Akin Lewis, Bimbo Manuel, Ini Dima-Okojie, Deyemi Okanlawon, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Helen Paul, among others.
Mo Abudu who visited the set of the films writes on Instagram that the production team “are working round the clock for the next few months” for a Christmas release.
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