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For many industry people and movie lovers who have been waiting to see the delectable Nollywood actress, Bimbo Akintola on the big screens, the wait will soon be over as the amiable and hugely talented actress is back in a commendable musical Nollywood flick, Hoodrush.
Hoodrush is a musical thriller starring some of the best and emerging young talents in the industry, O.C Ukeje, Gabriel Afolayan, Chelsea Eze, Ijeoma Agu, Lilian Byoma and a host of others. The movie was directed by Dimeji Ajibola, a new comer in feature film who has done quite a number of production works for multinationals, media houses and has a number of short films to his credit. Hoodrush is produced by Flipsyde Studios where Dimeji is the CEO.
For Bimbo Akintola, starring in Hoodrush was just another step in the right direction as she has always been known for stellar performances in her roles. The Theatre Arts graduate of University of Ibadan started her foray into acting when she starred in Owo Blow, a movie which announced her to industry watchers.
It was therefore not surprising that she was already making money for herself, even before she left the university. Following on the heels of Owo Blow, was an equally great performance in Out of Bounds, where she acted alongside prolific actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD). She further cemented her place as a force to reckon with when she starred in the award winning movie, the Mourning After, a movie that highlights the pains of widowhood.
According to a statement signed by Bigsam Media, ’it’s a pity that such a big star like Bimbo Akintola has not had her moment in the present day cinema. What Flipsyde Studios has done with Hoodrush is to make Bimbo Akintola play a different kind of role that further lends credence to her acting prowess and blend it with that of talented young stars like O.C Ukeje, Gabriel Afolayan, Chelsea Eze, Ijeoma Agu and others. This is Bimbo Akintola at her best’’.
According to the writer and director of the movie, Dimeji Ajibola, ‘’Bimbo’s performance in this movie is something people should watch out for. She gave the kind of performance that only a Bimbo Akintola can give’’.
Hoodrush will be in cinema from Friday, October 12, 2012.
Synopsis: Hoodrush tells a story of two brothers closely bonded by their love for music; but deeply separated by their means for success. Shez and Tavier are two of a kind pursuing a Herculean dream of becoming music stars. But all they have is their amazing vocal talents, good looks, a crib in the ghetto and a menial job that could hardly pay for their clothing and feeding expenses.
They soon realize they need more to achieve their dreams, and participating and hoping to win a credible talent hunt show comes as their only natural option. Being at the bottom of the societal grid, ghetto life’s ugly fabric begins to wear on them and their eventual vulnerability puts them at the mercy of the high and mighty.