June 23, 2024

The Director and Producer of Gangs of Lagos, Jade Osiberu, has explained that her experience at Isale Eko, while shooting another movie called, Giddy Up, initiated the thoughts around ‘Gangs of Lagos’.

Jade, while speaking to journalists at a press briefing recently in Lagos, said they became characters in the story as she saw a mother cooking dinner and feeding her children.
She thought about what it would feel like to live in Isale Eko, stuck there yet desiring more for self and children.

According to her, she wanted to affect people who live the lives people don’t understand, saying it is a revelatory film.

Osiberu, therefore, stated that the movie is a story of empathy, love and dreams
“Twelve years ago, while I was shooting a series called Giddy Up in Isale Eko, across the window from where we were, I could see into another building’s window section and the people living there.

“Immediately, they became characters in my story. I saw a mother cooking dinner and feeding her children.
“I thought about what it would feel like to live in Isale Eko, stuck there yet desiring more for yourself and your children.

“I wanted to humanise people who live the lives we don’t understand. It’s a revelatory film. It shows political thuggery. It’s a story about empathy, dreams, and love. I also hope people are entertained.” She said.

Speaking also, Mrs Adesua Wellington, said she played a character that required so much from her physically and emotionally at the same time, adding that she had always been somewhat physical, but most people don’t know that side of her because she has not played many of those roles.

According to her, she did physical theatre for five years; Hence, it was a muscle that she had been itching to scratch, and for it to be done in a way that she would be proud of as well.” She said.

“I played a character that required so much from me physically and emotionally at the same time. I have always been somewhat physical, but most people don’t know that side of me because I haven’t played many of those roles.

“I did physical theatre for five years, so it was a muscle that I have been itching to scratch, and for it to be done in a way that I would be proud of as well,” she said.

Gangs of Lagos is a high-stakes, gritty and hard-hitting action crime-thriller, with an authentic storyline centred on a group of childhood friends who each have to navigate destiny, growing up on the bustling streets and neighbourhood of Isale Eko, Lagos.

The feature film features Tobi Bakare, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Chike Osebuka, Chioma Chukwuka, Iyabo Ojo, Olarotimi Fakunle, Alabi Pasuma, Funke Williams, Mr. Marcaroni, and Zlatan among many others.

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