“It’s A Great Script” – Funke Akindele Says Of Directorial Debut, ‘Your Excellency’

Posted on October 07 2019 , at 12:55 pm
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‘Your Excellency’ is Funke Akindele’s directorial debut.

Funke Akindele’s directorial debut, ‘Your Excellency’ is set to hit cinemas in December and the excitement for the movie’s release has been turned up a notch with a promotional campaign featuring some of the cast.

An official poster for the feature film, a social-media-driven political comedy, features Akin Lewis as Chief Olalekan Ajadi, Funke Akindele-Bello as his wife, Kemi, and some of Nollywood’s most popular actors, including Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Alexx Ekubo, Oreka Godis, Osas Ighodaro, Bimbo Manuel, Deyemi Okanlawon and Ini Dima-Okojie.

‘Your Excellency’ tells the story of a bumbling, billionaire businessman and failed presidential candidate, who becomes a credible contender – all through the power of social media. As the drama unfolds, it seems possible that even a perpetual loser, written off by everyone, can pose a serious challenge for the presidency.

The cast of ‘Your Excellency’

The poster’s images depict the hilarious antics of the characters, as they vie for social media significance. The tagline, ‘What’s politics without a party?’, hints at the irresistible music and dancing that makes the movie perfect for the holiday season.

Funke Akindele-Bello describes the movie as a funny and touching story that shows the importance of love and loyalty when facing life’s challenges.

“Your Excellency already had a great script by Yinka Ogun, a wonderful cast and experienced producers, so all I had to do was provide a guiding hand and make sure we keep the audience entertained from beginning to
end,” she says.

‘Your Excellency’, which will hit cinemas from 13 December 2019 across Nigeria, is produced by Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Films, also producer of ‘The ‘Wedding Party’ and ‘Chief Daddy ‘.

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