by Rachel Ogbu
February 14, 2013 the movie “Flower Girl” will be released into Nigerian cinemas. The filmmaker, Producer/Director Michelle Bello is best known for her award winning film “Small Boy” honoured at the African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA.
“Flower Girl” is the romcom of the season about the life of a shy florist named Kemi who desperately want to get married to her long-time boyfriend, Umar.
However, Umar suddenly breaks up with her, and breaks her heart too. In a desperate bid to get him back, Kemi teams up with a most unlikely ally, Tunde Kulani, a famous playboy Nollywood star.
The movie addresses the issue of young women who are in a hurry to get married thinking only about their prefect wedding day and not the long-term commitment required by both individuals to make it last.
Bello does a good job with her story line as well as her pick for the casts. They include Damilola Adegbite, (formerly in Tinsel), Chris Attoh (Tinsel), Eku Edewor (53 Extra), Bikiya Graham Douglas and Chuks Chukwujekwu, starring for the first time as a male lead.
Also starring in the film are famous actors Patrick Doyle, Teni Aofiyebi and Tosan Edremoda-Ugbeye.
With an all-star crew including Co-Producer Michelle Dede (Big Brother Nigeria), Art Director Bola Bello (AMAA award winner for Art Direction: Small Boy), award-winning Screenwriter Jigi Bello (Shooter, The Waiting Room) and Director of Photography James Costello (Inale, Last Flight to Abuja and Black November), this production is highly anticipated by filmmakers all across Africa.
Shot entirely on location, “Flower Girl” is Bello’s love letter to Lagos and will feature locations familiar to many as well as some exciting parts of the city allegedly never seen before in a film. From churches to business hubs and from electrifying night life to beautiful lagoon views, “Flower Girl” captures modern-day Lagos in stunning high resolution that will be enjoyed by audiences everywhere.
You can watch the first teaser below .
Flower Girl – Teaser