BAM-NEMSIA Pictures has released the first official trailer of its latest movie, Banana Island Ghost (B.I.G). It comes on the heels of Chigul aka Chioma Omeruah's hilarious prayer for 'Sumtin BIG' that went viral a few weeks ago.
Written and directed by BB Sasore, the movie trailer was unveiled at the iMax Cinemas in Lekki, Lagos, to select media practitioners and industry enthusiasts on Wednesday.
In the trailer, the cantankerous firecracker, Ijeoma (Chioma Omeruah) wakes up to find a ghost (Patrick Diabuah) next to her. He has three days to fall in love and she will do anything to save her father's house in Banana Island from the bank coming to reclaim it in three days.
With three days left to find N18 million, she turns to God for a solution to her problem. Her prayers are answered in the form or Patrick, the ghost! Together, they get into all kinds of hilarious situations but in the process help each other find purpose and fall in love.
Patrick died in an accident on Third Mainland Bridge. He believes he cannot go to heaven without a soul mate so he also begs God for a few more days to find one. God, having a sense of humor, pairs him with Ijeoma. And although they hate each other at first, he quickly sees that they were put together for a reason.
Commenting on the trailer release, the Executive Producer of the movie, Biola Alabi, said, "Banana Island Ghost is unprecedented in many regards, and we believe that this trailer will excite viewers, across Nigeria and beyond, to look forward to a rib cracking experience when the movie hits the cinema screens on August 4."
The movie also features international superstar Tomiwa Edun, and several Nollywood heavyweights including Uche Jombo, Saheed Balogun, Ali Nuhu, Bimbo Manuel, Damilola Adegbite, Lala Akindoju and Dorcas Fapson.
Banana Island Ghost is the first from a slate of five films by BAM-NEMSIA Pictures, a co-production partnership between Biola Alabi Media and Nemsia Films - headed by BB Sasore and Derin Adeyokunnu.
Representatives of the two companies say they are combining their creative capabilities and wealth of experience to produce a slate of five groundbreaking films set to redefine Nollywood.
Speaking at the trailer release conference, the producer of Banana Island Ghost and partner at Nemsia Films, Omorinsojo Spaine, said, "A lot of work and resources went into making this film, and I am very proud of what we've accomplished. The trailer has been hugely applauded and I can't wait for everyone to see the film in August."
The movie was co-produced by Tolu Olusoga, Head of Productions at Biola Alabi Media .