Kunle Afolayan is a Nigerian Director and Film maker. I first read about him in the Guardian News paper – They called him the Martin Scorsese of Lagos and i decided to see why.
My verdict? … He deserves that name! With his new movie titled ‘Phone Swap’ , Afolayan tells the story of Akin and Mary who 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. However, 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 Akins’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 Akins shoes and represent him in a company meeting while Akin has to represent Mary in her the family meeting. This they do with hilarious results…
After seeing the trailer i was so elated to say good bye to Nollywood films of the old, that seemed to have been shot with a 3gp Mobile phone, usually includes a funny backing soundtrack that tells you how the movie is going to end and last but not the least bizzare acting.
Now it’s hello to a new era of Nollywood films, i call it the Renaissance era. Take a look at the trailer and tell me what you think.
There are two released trailers on youtube so you are free to click on both links..
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