Movie Review: Wives On Strike

by on Jul 2, 2017 - 2 min read
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Starring: Omoni Oboli, Uche Jumbo, Kenneth Okonkwo, Chioma Akpotha, Ufuoma Mcdermott, Julius Agwu, Kehinde Bankole, Peggy Ovire amongst others

The major thing I like about this movie is that it is fast-paced. The action started almost right at the beginning. At 31mins into the movie, the women had already stopped the marriage between a child bride and an Alhaji. I was wondering, what’s going to happen in the remaining time? I was impressed they didn’t drag out the whole marriage thing between Amina and the Alhaji.

STORY/PLOT

Women in a small town rise up to stop the marriage of the 13yr old daughter of their friend, unknown to them that the action would become a nationwide cult gaining international prominence.

ACTING

The acting was okay. Believable. Omoni Oboli and her on screen husband, Kenneth Okonkwo were fun to watch. They had good chemistry.

Uche Jumbo, Omoni, Kehinde Bankole, Peggy Ovire all have good chemistry.

SERIOUSLY?

During the interview with Uche Jumbo and then again with Kehinde and Peggy, the people in the background were unconcerned and went about their duties.

In a small town, a TV crew is a spectacle. Everyone would want to peek in and see if they can see themselves. Children would gather round to see what is happening.

Also, prostitutes joining the strike? I don’t think so. That’s the only way they earn their money. But it’s a small town though. They probably know Mama Amina.

QUESTIONS

Does anyone know if Amina’s mother joined the strike? I mean it started because of her and I didn’t see her husband complaining anywhere.

Do we still have real friends like Mama Ngozi and the trio who would go to great lengths to help a friend? Seriously, they were awesome.

LESSONS

This movie teaches a big lesson. We are all involved in each other’s lives. It is easy to turn a blind eye when tragedy (in any form) is at your neighbour’s door. United we stand, divided we falter.

Friends like Mama Ngozi are hard to come by.

I pitied the men thought. Kongi na bastard!


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