My Wife And I climbs to number 1 in cinemas
Against all odds, Bunmi Ajakaiye’s first feature film, My Wife and I, is breaking records at cinema Box Office after only the first week of its release. The Inkblot and Filmone’s collaborative effort that was premiered on August 25, 2017 climbed to the number one spot last week in cinemas despite the presence of Hollywood ‘s Hitman Bodyguard.
According to the Executive Director at Filmone, Moses Babatope, “It has been a long time since Nollywood recorded such accolade in the month of August. The last time was Half of a Yellow Sun in 2014.”
This is, indeed, a big feat for Inkblot productions and Filmone, but most especially for fast-rising director, Ajakaiye, who enthused, “I am grateful for the love. I am beyond humbled that the audience accepted this film and went out to see it, and I believe this is just the start.”
Industry insiders say My wife and I is on the verge of hitting N25 million in its first week although Babatope noted, “This hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we will be sure to share the figures once we get it.”
The movie, which unites Ramsey Nouah and Omoni Oboli years after their captivating display in Kunle Afolayan’s Figurine, was written by Inkblot Productions’ Naz Onuzo, who is also responsible for Out of Luck, The Arbitration and The Wedding Party 2.