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Trailer Watch: Gbenga Akinnagbe in Romantic Comedy "Brooklyn Shakara"

by Vanessa Martinez
September 3, 2011 10:09 AM
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Written and directed by Femi Agbayewa, Brooklyn Sahara is produced by Adam Pray. The film stars Gbenga Akinnagbe (HBO's The Wire), Ebbe Bassey (Nikyatu Jusu's African Booty Scratcher), Chike Johnson, Esosa Edosomwan and Rena Anakwe.

Film synopsis:

In his most recent trip to the big screen, Director, Femi Agbayewa takes a light hearted look at what it means to marry well. Emeka Nwandu (played by HBO The Wire's Gbenga Akinnagbe ) thinks he has his "American Dream" all figured out. He is in line for a promotion and his girlfriend, Jumoke, has agreed to marry him.Everything is going perfect until Jumoke's father refuses to let her marry outside their tribe and Emeka's boss puts a zany condition on the new promotion. A condition that will jeopardize the whole wedding if it does ever happen. As if these pressures weren't enough, Emeka also has a big secret he's been keeping from his bride to be.

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Here's the trailer.

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  • Adam | May 14, 2013 12:31 PMReply

    The full movie is now available on Vimeo at

  • ina v | September 9, 2011 3:17 AMReply

    I love the idea. I'd like to see Gbenga Akinnagbe do comedy. He is such a bad ass in The Wire.

  • Lisa | September 4, 2011 12:02 PMReply

    I like, I like. I think it will be worth watching.

  • Cherish | September 4, 2011 11:20 AMReply

    Works for me. I'll take it.

  • JMac | September 4, 2011 10:34 AMReply

    Yep. Cute. A black romcom just like people keep asking for. I guess it's not good enough because it won't be nominated for an Oscar - just like all the other romcoms.

  • Darla & Mark | September 4, 2011 6:19 AMReply


  • Clnmike | September 3, 2011 12:35 PMReply

    its different, I'll take different.

  • Emmanuel | September 3, 2011 11:28 AMReply

    Not too thrilled by the trailer, but I want to believe that it's going to be good. I hope it comes to the DC area.

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