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The Figurine Araromire Hits Ghana

dele_momoduA NEW and classic Nigerian movie titled ‘The Figurine Araromire’, which showed obvious signs of setting new standards and causing a stir in African cinemas and perhaps on the world arena, has hit Ghana’s movie scene with a bang.

‘The Figurine Araromire’ premiered at a star-studded event at the Silverbird Cinema in Accra last Saturday.

The event was put together by Golden Effects Services Limited in collaboration with the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana. Everyone who saw the movie described it as different.

Indeed, it is different from the chunk of Nigerian movies that have been masking Ghana’s silver screens.

The movie is a multi-cultural and contemporary feature which highlights the essence and efficacy of tradition, friendship, betrayal and love. It transcends both the ancient and the modern, projecting Nigeria’s culture by the extensive use of one of the country’s local languages in particular. It is however easy for anybody at all to understand since it was blended with English.

Besides Nollywood lead actor Ramsey Nouah, who is well known in Ghana, the rest of the cast are new especially to Ghanaian fans. Among them are Kunle Afolayan, who doubles as the movie’s producer and director, Funlola Aofiyebi, and Omoni Oboli.

Full of suspense, the movie centres on love carried on the ‘shoulders’ of superstition. It is about two buddies, Femi (Ramsey), Sola (Kunle) and a girl, Mona (Omoni). During their National Service in a village, Femi falls in love with Mona, but Sola grabs her first and proceeds to marry her.

While in the village they discover Araromire, a mysterious figurine in an abandoned shrine which according to ancient legend bestows seven years of good luck.

But no one tells the trio about the seven years that follow. Six years later, Sola and Mona have one child, Junior, with another on the way.

Everything is good with Femi as well, seeing that his problems with asthma had vanished and having had the opportunity to study finance overseers before returning home.

Mona, his first love, introduces him to Linda (Funlola Aofiyebi), although he still loves her. At the same time, Mona starts having strange feelings about the Araromire figurine in her husband’s library. She thus sets out to find out more about the figurine.

She finds that though it brings seven years of prosperity, the years that follow would be full of destruction. She tells Sola and Femi, thinking they would help her get rid of it, but Sola ignores her.

This is where the adventure begins as Femi attempts to use the mystery behind the figurine to win back his love. ‘The Figurine Araromire’ is a must see movie.

Golden Effects and DJ Media, in association with the London African Film Festival, will premiere ‘The Figurine Araromire’ in the UK on October 31 at the ODEON Greenwich Bugsby’s Way, Greenwich, London, SE10 0QJ. The event is expected to attract a lot of celebrities.

Ghana’s premiere last Saturday attracted a lot of dignitaries and topnotch movies stars including Majid Michel, Nadia Buari, Eddie Nartey, Fred Nuamah and a host of others. Samini, Kweku T, Frank Raja, Shirley Frimpong Manso and Chief Dele Momodu were also there.  

Credit: dailyguideghana.com

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