Bunmi Ajakaiye’s first feature film, My Wife and I is breaking records at the box office in Nigeria against all odds after only the first week of its release.
The Inkblot and Filmone’s collaborative effort last week was the number one movie in the cinemas despite the presence of Hollywood’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
According to Moses Babatope, Executive Director at Filmone,
“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 and most especially first rising director Bunmi Ajakaiye. She says,
‘I am grateful for the love. I am beyond humble 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 25 million in its first week. Mr Moses Babatope added that though this number hasn’t been confirmed yet, once the figures come in, they’ll be shared with the public.
The movie which brings back the union of Ramsey Nouah and Omoni Oboli several years after their captivating display in Kunle Afolayan’s Figurine was written by head honcho at Inkblot Productions, Naz Onuzo who is also responsible for Out of Luck, The Arbitration and The Wedding Party 2.