Toyin Abraham’s film “Malaika” is set to make its debut in the international market after earning over ₦104.3 million in Nigeria. The filmmaker and actress took to Instagram to announce that the movie will be released in the United Kingdom this Friday, January 5, 2023. The Independent Film Exhibition Consultancy (IFEC) will handle the international distribution, with screenings scheduled to take place at Odeon Cinemas. Stay tuned for more details on the schedule and locations, which will be unveiled later this week.
This development follows in the footsteps of other Nigerian films like “A Tribe Called Judah,” produced by Funke Akindele, which recently had a brief release in the United Kingdom in December 2023. The Nigerian film industry continues to make its mark on the global stage, bringing captivating stories to audiences around the world.
As of Film One Entertainment’s latest update on December 30, 2023, “Malaika” has achieved an impressive ₦104.3 million in earnings at Nigerian cinemas, securing its position among the top five highest-grossing Nollywood films of the year.
This compelling narrative takes the audience on an emotional journey, delving into the challenges a married couple faces as they confront fertility issues. The characters, portrayed by Toyin Abraham and Emeka Ike, navigate a tumultuous path, revealing the lengths to which individuals are willing to go in search of answers. The storyline unfolds as years of unsuccessful attempts at conception strain the marital relationship, prompting the wife to express her frustrations and seek resolution.
Directed by Steve Sodiya, the film boasts a talented cast including Ibrahim Chatta, Uzor Arukwe, Odunlade Adekola, Pelumi Olawuni, Taiwo Lyncett, Adesege Adeniji, and Ugandan entertainer Anne Kansiime. “Malaika” not only captures the complexities of personal struggles but also showcases the diverse talents of its ensemble cast. Stay tuned for more updates on this impactful cinematic creation as it continues to resonate with audiences nationwide.
“Malaika” is currently captivating audiences in cinemas nationwide, sparking immense excitement among Nigerian viewers. The buzz surrounding the film is undeniable, and the journey it takes on the international stage is a story yet to unfold. Notably, the film has also found its way to cinema screens in Ghana, expanding its reach beyond borders. Stay tuned as “Malaika” continues to weave its narrative, leaving an indelible mark on both local and international audiences.