Diary of a Lagos Girl review. Disclaimer: This post contains a few spoilers. Just saying.
Title: Diary Of A Lagos Girl
Released: February 5th, 2016
Major cast: Dolapo Oni, OC Ukeje, Alexx Ekubo and Linda Ejiofor.
Director: Jumoke Olatunde
Genre: Romantic comedy
Diary of a Lagos Girl follows Bim (Dolapo Oni),a materialistic, single Lagos girl in search of Mr Right. Her ideal guy must drive a Range Rover, live in a gated community, possess a cutting edge fashion sense, come from an influential family, handsome, funny, be born again, wealthy among other things. She meets Ife (Alexx Ekubo) and Timi (OC Ukeje) who teach her valuable lessons regarding the truth about love and the weightier matters of life.
Now, onto the review
Extremely cliche Nollywood love story
From the very moment Bim meets both Ife and Timi, it’s big-breasts-in-your-face obvious who she’s going to end up with. Nollywood, I want to beg you in the name of God, Allah, Buddha, Sango, the old gods and the new gods, please retire this “Girl meets one rich and one broke guy, chooses the rich guy who shows he’s a jerk then she realizes her mistake and goes back to broke guy” storyline. Abeg. Please. It is okay.
First class acting
Diary of A Lagos Girl saw magnificent acting all around, from the main acts to even those with cameo roles. Dolapo Oni showed her skill as she switched effortlessly between actress and narrator. OC Ukeje also showed he could be versatile as well, playing the poorer guy after doing a great job playing the richer guy in When Love Happens. And he did a great job around it. Also, look out for the Yoruba woman giving a testimony. Hilarious stuff.
Very important/serious plot
The movie’s plot deals with the hustle to get married and be someone’s “wife” in most Nigerian girls, and how being desperate to get married will put you in more wahala than you could imagine. A great watch for girls who believe marriage is everything. (I don’t really think it’s a great watch for such girls because Bim still got married in the end LOL). You might pick up some life pointers.
Bim: “In Warri them no dey carry last, but in Lagos it’s all about carrying first.”
Timi: “My people have a saying: “Na dead body dey attract fly.”
Nice film. You might already know how the film ends, but the journey to the end is a funny one. Not a bad idea for an evening watch.
360Meter rating: 200°
Watch the movie trailer below!