Film writer, producer and director, Don Omope has described his latest effort, Makate Must Sell, as a delightful refreshing comedy that would excite the Nigeria audience.
Speaking about the movie which was released at the cinemas late last week, Omope whose 2017 directorial debut with the production of the contemporary epic film ‘TATU’, which earned the highest nomination (11) for any film at the 2018 edition of the AMVCA Awards out of which it won four described the Makate Must Sell as a fun, hilarious, summer, feel good, romantic-comedy about the societal pressures on women to get married. The movie revolves around the experiences of the lead character (played by popular comedian Chigul), an out-of-luck 35-year-old radio presenter who hosts a relationship advise show and a knack for attracting the wrong men. From mishaps to comedy of dating errors and a reality check, Chigul struggles to shake off her bad luck with men, and with just a week left to her niece’s upcoming wedding, she starts to come to terms with facing the wrath of her aunties or better still be paired with the one man she would rather die than marry.”
Speaking on why he thinks the movie is a must-watch, he said; “Art is never about the new but rather about a fresh approach. It’s about perspective. So, what we have done is to tell the story of girl trying to settle down in a refreshing and interesting way.”
Don Omope was a Chief Content Officer for FilmOne Productions. He also oversaw the production as showrunner of Nigeria’s first kids film – Lunch Time Heroes, the local language cult classics Chasing Hanifa & Taxi Driver – Oko Ashewo and high grossing films,Wedding Party 1 & 2