IF you are looking for a good laugh, then you might want to see this new Nollywood movie – CHIEF DADDY – by Ebony life productions, the producers of “Wedding party” 1 & 2.
It seems they have developed a trend of releasing new movies every Christmas season, to make sure everyone is fully entertained during the festive period. There have being mixed feeling with this new movie, although some people love it because of the drama, comedy and A-list Actors, people like me feel it was just okay.
It had no substantial storyline, which I always insist is crucial in order to be rated a good movie. It looked like the movie contained only 4 scenes technically, but I will go into details later.
This new addition to the Ebony life production group was produced by Temidayo Abudu, Queen Martins and directed by Niyi Akinmolayan.
It was a very hilarious movie with a few scenes but loads of acts, although this movie was very funny, I could technically divide this movie into like 5 major serious scenes, and that isn’t too good for a movie.
There were a few things good about this movie – the perfect cast who played their roles well, the impeccable production and crew. But I think for critics like myself, our expectations for Ebony life movies are way higher, hence the need for them to do much more.
Joke Silva played the lead role as chief Beecroft’s main and only wife, so she thought; she loved her husband and served him well.
The first scene which started with chief Beecroft eating and asking everyone to fill their list and drop off on his table for Christmas, little did he know that, he was on a narrow exit out of this world. In the process of eating he had a heart failure and passed on; this was when the movie kicked off to a whole new level.
The funny side to this movie was at every point when each wife or child was called, they worried more about they had requested for than the crying about their dad, which was quite weird. His will had to be read, but before that he gave his lawyer some instructions for his family on what they were to do – plan his burial with no quarrel or hitch, before the main will be read finally.
Some highlights from the movie were the burial scene of Chief Beecroft and during the reading of the will by the lawyer. The burial scene was very funny as each of the wives’ wanted to be noticed as the main wife, they brought their friends to usher them in, this didn’t go well as the most of the wives ended up fighting, they were lucky that didn’t affect the reading of the will the next day. This was another funny scene, as they rejoiced about the numerous funds and properties, the lawyer invited the Chief Daddy’s investors to tell them how to go about it and what they found out wasn’t in anyway pleasant.
This movie deserves a 7/ 10.
Although there were some good scenes, the movie still had some loop holes and didn’t surpass my expectations.
I enjoyed its good production, cast and crew, costumes and the locations. The major issue for me about this movie was the storyline which wasn’t so good enough. Comedy and drama movie lovers will most likely love this one.
Cast: Beverly Naya, Beverly Osu, Chioma Chigul Omeruah, Funke Akindele, Falz, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Ini Edo, Joke Silv, Kate Henshaw, Nkem Owoh, Patience Osokwor, Rachel Oniga, Zainab Balogun, Richard Mofe Damijo.
Duration: 1hr 38min
Genre: Comedy & Drama
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