Ghanaian journalists were more than impressed when the most anticipated movie in West Africa right now, ‘Heroes & Zeros’ was recently shown to them at a press screening last Monday in Accra, Ghana.
The movie which is powered by entertainment powerhouse, Koga Studios features one of the finest faces in Ghollywood, the amiable Nadia Buari and forces to reckon with in Nollywood; Bimbo Manuel, Olu Jacobs, Akin Lewis, Norbert Young, Tina Mba, Funsho Adeolu and a host of others, is due for release in Ghana, Friday 8th June, at an elaborate premiere and will be released to Nigerian cinemas in July.
When ‘Heroes & Zeros’ was beamed for the viewing pleasure of the Ghanaian journalists, it was well received among the members of the press; other important stakeholders in Ghollywood were also present at the event. The movie has been tagged as one of the best movies ever as it boasts of an unusual cast and storyline.
Two Ghanaian journalists, Ebenezer from GhanaCelebrities.Com and Francis of NewsOne Newspaper shared their thoughts on the movie. Ebenezer said ‘’the movie is a nice one and I think it would do well here. To be candid, it has an unusual script and a very rich content which are characteristics that are lacking in our films today, our producers don’t tell deep and enriching stories anymore, only a very few still do’’.
Francis decides to see the movie from another perspective by enthusing that ‘’Heroes & Zeros movie is a departure from the obtainable, the way it was planned and arranged shows creativity on the part of the director and the entire crew. Ghanaians love movies that wow them, this is definitely one of such movies, trust me’’.
The movie was directed by ace filmmaker Niji Akanni.
Synopsis: Synopsis; Heroes and Zeros is the story of destructive pursuance of Tonia (Nadia Buari) by Amos Fele (Bimbo Manuel). Ten years ago, Amos Fele was a wealthy celebrity director in the Nigerian film industry. Now he lives in a ramshackle flat, doing occasional low-paying TV commercials for nameless products. He’s a daily comic relief on the local soccer practice pitch: because though he’s already 45 years old, he nurses a new, insane dream of making it into the dollar-soaked world of international soccer! His joyless marriage to Tinuke (Tina Mba) , a junior bank worker, is crumbling fast, especially after the death of their only child.
A boost to his sagging spirit comes when a big-budget French-Nigerian film project appoints him as director. Fele’s new rise coincides with that of Dibu Ijele (Gabriel Afolayan) as Yellow Journalism’s new enfant terrible. Dibu is a reporter with Naija Scene, a weekly tabloid. The paper’s new board of directors (led by Olu Jacobs), with its eyes on profit, supports Dibu’s theory that the only way to beat the competition is to scoop and sell dirt about anyone with a famous face or name. Dibu’s editor, Mr. Ayodele Alisa (Akin Lewis), an urbane fellow, tries to fight him and the board.
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Fele becomes obsessed with Tonia, a ravishing beauty and lead actress of the Nigerian-French film project. Ignoring the warnings of his best friend, Nnamdi (Norbert Young), a psychology professor, Fele pursues his obsession with Tonia to its tragic conclusion.