The much talked about movie, produced by Cordelia Emeh, who was also the lead actor, screened privately yesterday, August 31, 2019, at Genesis Cinema, The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki.
In our usual character, Nollytrailers was there to cover the redcarpet and review the movie.
My London Slave, MLS, is a drama which tries to do justice to the suffering of most African women married abroad through some form of arrangement to their UK based African husband to secure a stay and bring it to light.
The movie which starts slow and then like a hurricane, gathers storm and hits you suddenly is quite relatable. The message is clear; the ills arranged marriage carries along are more than the perceived advantages therein.
Ada, played by Cordelia Emeh, married to her ‘London bobo’ through the method mentioned above, has her life turned upside down when reality of what she has done hits her, and she has to fight tooth and nails to survive the onslaught.
MLS is well casted and the director ensured that the audience can easily relate with the storyline and own it.
The lead actor, Cordelia Emeh, also interpreted her role perfectly from a naive wife to a strong woman, who is forced to face the demon in her life and demands her freedom. But how did she achieve it?
The thespian has been an hardworking industry player for a long time now, which makes her Ada role perfectly understandable. She once said, “I believe that a director has to be demanding to get the best in a production. I have worked with a very demanding director and what I did was to throw my weight into the character and acted professionally.”
This is a story of every African woman married to their male counterparts out there in diaspora, which encourages them to speak up and not die in silence regardless of family pressure and social stigmatisation.
The movie, which was shot in United Kingdom and Nigeria, is full of suspense, comedy, sex, infidelity and fetish. It is also an emotional story which may get you dabbing your eyes depending on how strong you’re.
My London Slave, directed by TY Moore, also starred Daniel Lloyd, Rachel Oniga, Jide Kosoko, Demola Amoo and Uche Odoputa. Others were Toyin Moore, Dapo Opayinka, Charles Lawson, Flavia Apio, Grace Echeta, Iffy Chukwu and Làbáké Làbáké.
Funmi Ogidan Bello, Lucien Morgan, Bayo Adewumi, Jacqui Shaw, Neli Kings, Gbemi Kehinde, Christine, Julia, Lucy Edako, Nicki Moore, Jenifa Alali Brown, Ayan De First and a host of others also participated in the production.
Getting excited already? Hold your horses as the movie would be screening nationwide come September 6, 2019.
See photos from the premiere below.