Two Weeks In Lagos

Director

Kathryn Fasegha

Runtime

1hr 57mins

Starring

Toyin Abraham, Shaffy Bello, Mawuli Gavor

Rated

12

Category
Nollywood, Romance

“2 Weeks in Lagos” is a turbulent and thrilling journey into the lives of Ejikeme and Lola. Their lives collide when Ejikeme an investment banker comes home from the United States with Lola’s brother Charlie to invest in Nigerian businesses. It is love at first sight for them and as they embark on a journey of discovering this new love, they have to contend with the political ambitions of Ejikeme’s mother who is planning a marriage between him and the only daughter of Otunba Ayodeji, a political juggernaut who is considering Ejikeme’s father as his running mate for the Nigerian Presidency. His mother’s actions create a rift between Ejikeme and Lola that pits their families against one another with almost deadly results. Ejike’s mother is a driven social butterfly with just one aim in mind, make her husband President and become the First Lady. Lola’s mother is a psychologist with a cool temperament but she is pushed too far when her daughter is threatened. As the love story of Ejikeme and Lola unfolds, viewers will laugh, cry and root for true love all at once.

In “2 Weeks in Lagos” we witness the impact of superstitions on the Nigerian mind when a father tries to kill his young daughter who he has accused of being a demon child (Ogbanje in the local parlance), claiming she is the reason for his depressed business and his wife’s sickness that had been going on since she was born. When he is stopped from doing this by Lola and her tailor Madam Eloho, he dumps the child on Madam Eloho and leaves without a backward glance. In Madam Eloho, the elasticity of the Nigerian psyche in dealing with difficulties is fully displayed as she takes on the child without giving it any though and declares that “God will help us” when Lola questions her about being able to provide for the child.

“2 Weeks in Lagos” captures the excitement and vibrancy of everyday life in Lagos and reflects the complexity of life in Lagos, a dynamic city where anything is possible in 2 Weeks. Through out the story, Nigerian traditions are explored in an authentic manner that is exciting, educative and poignant; biblical truths about mercy, love, and forgiveness are explored and naturally woven into the day-to-day lives of the protagonists in a truthful and respectful manner reflecting the deep faith of the typical Nigerian. From the crippling infamous Lagos traffic, to the daily hustle that makes up life on the streets of Lagos and a visit to the local street food vendors (Bukkas) serving up the best in local delicacies, “2 Weeks in Lagos will keep viewers glued to the screen from beginning to end.