By Emmanuel Akitobi | Shadow and Act March 23, 2012 at 9:35PM
Director Kunle Afolayan's romantic-comedy Phone Swap-- which S&A recently announced has been nominated for multiple Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)-- will be seeing theatrical releases in the next few weeks in both Nigeria and Ghana.
Afolayan's film stars Nigerian-British stage/film vet Wale Ojo (Meet The Adebanjos) and the very lovely Nse Ikpe-Etim (Guilty Pleasures) in the lead roles.
Check out the synopsis for Phone Swap:
Akin and Mary meet for the first time at an airport where they accidentally bump into each other and mistakenly swap their identical Blackberry phones. This leads to a destination mix up after they receive one another’s text regarding a travel destination. Consequently, Akin ends up traveling to where Mary is supposed to go and vice versa.
Neither knows about the swap until they have reached their opposite destinations and “the phone” stops ringing (In Mary’s case) and “Won’t stop ringing” (In Akin’s case) .
As a result of the phone swap, they agree to help carry out each other’s missions, armed with the information and data on each other’s phone.
But it’s not as easy as they both think as new obstacles and complications rise at every turn as they both struggle to adapt to their alien environment and situation. Mary has to walk in Akin's shoes and represent him in a company meeting while Akin has to represent Mary in her family meeting. This they do with hilarious results…
Phone Swap will be released in the Nigerian cities of Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, and Uyo on March 30.
Audiences in Accra, Ghana will get to see Phone Swap on April 5.
Judging by the trailers below, this doesn't appear to be your typical shot-on-video Nollywood picture. I can't wait for this to either make it to screens here in the U.S., or become available for streaming/ DVD purchase.