Moviegoers say they can’t wait for the March 27 premiere and eventual cinema release of the anticipated thriller ‘Two Weeks in Lagos’. The movie captures the excitement and vibrancy of everyday life in Lagos, and reflects the complexity of the city, where anything is possible in two weeks. Written and directed by the award winning Canada based Nigerian born filmmaker Kathryn Fasegha, the movie is a captivating journey into the love affair of Ejikeme and Lola. Their paths cross when Ejikeme returns from United States to invest. The fall in love but as they embarked on a journey of discovering the new love, they must contend with a sinister move that causes a rift that will put their families on a deadly collision course. Promoted as an unusual love story, there is high-level expectation for the movie, which has been screened at top rated festivals around the world including the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. But it is to some of leading actors that credit would go to for the excellent outcome of the movie. Their acting was roundly excellent and they all gave a commendable portrayal of the respective roles.
Mawuli Gavor (Ejikeme)
Mawuli featured as Ejikeme in the star studded movie. A Ghanaian born television presenter, actor, producer and entrepreneur, Mawuli graduated with a degree in Business Management and Finance from Pennsylvania, beginning his professional career as an accountant before changing paths after being offered a brand ambassadorship from Martini in Ghana and Nigeria.
Deyemi Okanlawon (Joshua)
Notable Nollywood actor turned content distributor is in Two Weeks in Lagos as Joshua. A film, television, theatre and voice actor, Deyemi is best known for his roles in the TV Series Gidi Up and An African City and featured in Movies such as ‘If Tomorrow Comes’ and ‘Road to Yesterday’ as well as appearances in a number of Nigerian music videos including ‘No be You’ by Waje and ‘Soldier’ by Falz The Bahd Guy. Okanlawon was born in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria he studied Chemical engineering at the University of Lagos. He also obtained a Certificate in Acting for Film, from the New York Film Academy. At the age of 9, Okanlawon featured in a nationally syndicated Television commercial with Kunle Bamtefa. Okanlawon made his feature film debut in the 2010 movie ZR-7. In 2013 he switched careers to focus on acting full-time and has since featured in over 50 films, 8 stage plays and has appeared in OLX and GLO TV commercials. Movies in his pouch include “Beyond Blood”, ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ and ‘No Man’s Land’.
Shafy Bello (Dr. Deola Makinde)
A beloved stage and movie actress and singer, Shafy first shot into the entertainment scene when she featured vocals in a 1997 hit song by Seyi Sodimu titled “Love Me Jeje”. The delectable actress grew up in the United States of America where she completed her education. Her first major movie appearance was in the Yoruba movie ‘Eti Keta’. In 2012, she starred as Joanne Lawson in the TV series ‘Tinsel’ and as Adesuwa in ‘Taste of Love’. Shafy has since featured in several Yoruba and English language films and TV series including ‘When Love Happens’ and ‘Gbomo Gbomo Express’. She was nominated in 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards in best lead actress category in an English movie.
Steve Onu (Dele)
Popular as Yaw, Steve Onu is a notable radio personality, actor, comedian and entertainer. Best known for hosting the popular early morning talk programme “Make Una Wake” on Wazobia FM, Yaw has starred in over 50 stage plays both in the UK and in Nigeria. He holds a Diploma in Radio, Television and Film Production from the Lagos State University in 1996 and obtained a Degree in Theater Arts, majoring in Theater Marketing in 2000. Yaw has over 14 years of experience and has worked with BBC and has featured in a number of soap opera including ‘Twilight Zone’, ‘Flatmates’, ‘Dear Mother’ and ‘Fuji House of Commotion’. He is also a cast of the award-winning Pidgin English radio drama called “Story Story” by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Yaw plays Dele in Two Weeks in Lagos.
Toyin Abraham (Kemi)
She is also the pioneer managing director of Malete Film Village, in association with the Kwara State University. On 29 September 2014, Silva received recognition as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, one of Nigeria’s National Honours. In October 2012, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime appointed Joke Silva goodwill ambassador. She played Chief Nneka Chukwuemeke in Two Weeks in Lagos.