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First Trailer For Gbenga Akinnagbe's Nigerian Crime Drama 'Render to Caesar' + Pic

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 28, 2013 at 3:50PM

Renaissance man Gbenga Akinnagbe is attached in some capacity to two feature film projects that made their debuts in Park City last month (acting in Neil Drumming's feature film directorial debut titled Big Words - at Slamdance; and producing Shaka King's Newlyweeds - at Sundance).
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Render TO Caesar

Renaissance man Gbenga Akinnagbe is attached in some capacity to two feature film projects that made their debuts in Park City last month (acting in Neil Drumming's feature film directorial debut titled Big Words - at Slamdance; and producing Shaka King's Newlyweeds - at Sundance).

It may not be as widely known that, last year, he also headed *home* to Nigeria, to wear both hats - starring in and producing a crime drama titled Render to Caesar, which received financial backing from former banker Desmond Ovbiagele.

A brief description of the project, which is being directed by OnyekachiLucky Ejim, reads: Caesar revolves around two detectives stalking a psychotic crime lord in Lagos. Two friends who relocate from overseas to join the Lagos State Police command in Nigeria, who are assigned to track a notorious robber named Caesar, who doesn't make their chase easy.

Alongside Akinnagbe in front of the camera are Bimbo Manuel, Omoni Oboli, Wale Ojo, Kalu Ikeagwu, Femi Jacobs and Kehinde Bankole.

Ovbiagele, Akinnagbe and Omoni Oboli are producing the film.

No release ETA yet, or if we can even expect it to be released in the USA; although I expect Gbenga will ensure that it is.

But it should be quite a busy 12 months for the busy Akinnagbe: he also stars in writer/director/producer Jono Oliver's drama titled Home; and has a major recurring role on USA's new drama Graceland; he also continues to lend his acting talents to short films.

Glad to see him continue to diversify, as well as seemingly take control of his career, creating projects for himself, and producing for others. Especially pleased to see him shoot in Nigeria, with Nigerian talent, and money.

A trailer for Render To Caesar has surfaced and it's embedded below; the above photo is also from the film.

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