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Kunle Afolayan dedicates new movie 'Phone Swap' to Sam Loco Efe

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Phone Swap is a romantic comedy starring Joke Silva, Chika Okpala, Wale Ojo, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Lydia Forson, and almost the late Sam Loco Efe, but unfortunately he left us before he could play the role of Mary's father in Phone Swap. This is Kunle Afolayan’s follow-up to his 2009 movie, The Figurine.

There can be no better way of immortalizing the name of late Sam Loco-Efe, who died last year than what Kunle Afolayan has done recently.

Kunle Afolayan
The award winning director cum producer has dedicated his latest movie “Phone Swap”to the departed veteran actor who, according to him, was penciled down to play Mary’s father before his sudden demise.

‘Phone Swap’ which I’m  dedicating to the memories of late Sam Loco-Efe who was pencilled down to play Mary’s father before his demise, is different from my previous films.” Afolayan disclosed to journalists during the sneak preview of the movie,penultimate Thursday at Ozone Cinemas, Yaba.

Adding, he said “this is bright and light, different from what I have done in the past. This is to prove to people that we are not on a one way traffic. It is not heavy stuff like ‘Irapada’ and ‘Figurine’. He recalled how they had a blast on the set, saying that “I want to make money with this film.

Phone Swap which hits the cinemas on March 30,  will surely give movie buffs an overdose of laughter  and relief pills because it is a solid comedy drama that is total a departure from what the award winning director has done over the years.

The movie, featuring tested hands like UK based Wale Ojo, Nse Ikpe Etim, Joke Silva, Chika Okpala (Zebrudaya), Ghana’s Lydia Forson, Hafiz Oyetoro and Ada Ameh amongst others is loaded with laughter, suspense  and intrigues. You can’t stop laughing throughout the  one hour, fifty minutes duration movie.

Phone Swap tells the story of an arrogant business executive and a warm hearted fashion designer, who accidentally pick up each other’s mobile phone at a busy airport. This leads to a series of hilarious and unintended consequences. Phone Swap is presently one of the most eagerly anticipated movies in the Nigerian film industry. Release plans for the movie are still being expected.

Source: Vanguard
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