‘Shadow Parties’ is a story about Aremu (Ken Erics) who hails from Aje, a town neighbouring Iludun, where his wife, Arike (Toyin Aimakhu) was born. Known for fratricidal wars, which had claimed the lives of Arike’s parents, the towns were one more time thrown into war after the kinsmen of Aremu decided to burn his wife and child claiming she was an enemy.
This then triggered a reprisal attack from the Iluduns led by Lowo (Yemi Blaq), Arike’s brother.
A paradox of communal clash, ‘Shadow Parties’ encapsulates the endless political intrigues that would later transform into blood business of arms and ammunition and of course the killings of innocent residents, which is an exposition of reality.
Omotola plays the lead role with Yemi Blaq as her opposite. Sola Sobowale joined the other cast of Lucien Morgan, Hollywood actor and producer known for ‘An American Wolf in London (1981),’ ‘Theft Unexpected (2013)’ and ‘Return of the Don (2016),’ and Magdalena Korpas, Poland-born Paris-based film and stage actress.
The movie, sponsored by Media Concept Studio, produced and directed by Yemi Amodu, a seasoned filmmaker, is said to have gone through the post-production stage.
Speaking on the upcoming flick, Amodu said movie lovers should watch out for a very good movie with a twisting plot and an enriched production.
He explained that it was pretty easy choosing Omotola as the lead actress, not just because she is marketable but for the fact that she is a good actress and interprets role excellently.
“This is a story on communal clashes; like the issue of the herdsmen. We have so many issues bordered on insecurity in the society that needs to be talked about. As a filmmaker, it’s my duty is to help the society. ‘Shadow Parties’ has a lot to do with the society,” he said.
“It is not just producing film for fun; though we have different themes in the movie. There’re drama elements that are entertaining, but the story is didactic enough to teach moral and exposing the evil involved in communal clashes.”
‘Shadow Parties,’ which is said to have gulped nearly N100 million, was shot across major south-west cities of Lagos, Ibadan, Erin Ijesha, Akure and Ekiti.
Other casts in the movie are Segun Arinze, Prince Jide Kosoko, Hafiz Oyetoro, Said Balogun, Sola Kosoko, Rotimi Salami.
The Cable reports that the movie is expected to hit the cinemas after a round of exhibitions at major international film festivals across the world.