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Movie Review – Chief Daddy

Synopsis – Chief Daddy” tells the story of billionaire industrialist Chief Beecroft, a flamboyant benefactor to a large extended family of relatives, household staff and assorted mistresses.Chief lives large, like there’s no tomorrow, until the day he dies suddenly and the ‘bullion van’ stops.

Initial release: 14 December 2018
Director: Niyi Akinmolayan
Producers: Temidayo AbuduQueen MartinsStarring: Funke Akindele, Zainab Balogun, Ini Edo, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Kate Henshaw, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Falz, Beverly Naya, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah, Rachel Oniga, Beverly Osu, Nkem Owoh, Patience Ozokwor, Joke Silva

REVIEW

I was a bit late to the Chief Daddy party literally speaking.

Like by the time I got to the cinema with my friend, eager to also check out the “hype” of Chief Daddy the movie (As a huge admirer of Mo Abudu too), it was probably 10 or 20 minutes into the movie.

And even though I initially was wishing I didn’t miss the beginning of the movie, since I needed help in understanding the “who is/was who” way too many unnecessary characters/cast, down the line, I got all nah, not so sure I missed anything.

Because it started to feel like oh boy, “what are thoseeee” aka what are we watching? Lol.

Chief Daddy the movie felt like it had a lot of promises, but half way through the movie, you ask yourself “What exactly is the story line”?

Because I mean, the whole storyline could have really been done in 5 minutes, and we’d get the point.

But 1 hour plus to see a movie with just a few laughs here and there, almost zero forced chemistry (ZERO mehn, it hurts) and comedic lines between all of the way too many unnecessary casts, that also really didn’t have substantial depth to their characters, left me feeling like wow, where’s the rest of the movie?

Or where’s the movie at all?
Where did my 3k go to?Nah is the movie done? That’s it?

No Lord, did I like really come to the cinema today?

Did I watch a movie today?

Noooooooo. Let’s go see another movie to fill in the gap or something.Because that’s exactly how I felt!

In my friend’s word too; “Perplexed”!

Then that cringe predictable storyline between Beverly and Mawuli? Sigh.

How about the almighty super obvious “Keystone Bank” sponsored advert placement in the script writing? Lol.

I mean at these points, I put my head down in sighs.

But for what it’s worth though, you’d “enjoy” the movie for Falz’s character, (hums the “Who’s your Daddy” song), one or two funny scenes featuring Chigul and Neduwazobiafm, and the mad ass asoebis and pomp!

Asoebi Bella will hear it!

And as for the amazing veteran characters in this movie, sigh, it sadly feels like they just wasted them, no substance to their characters at all really (oh I think I said that already).

Worthy of mention also, would be that movies like Chief Daddy show how far the Nollywood industry has come!

To be able to actually pull and get people to go watch a Nigerian movie in the cinema?

Great stuff!

Kudos for that!

Let’s hope the scriptwriting gets way better than this with time too.

Now, would I willingly watch Chief Daddy again?

Errr nah, maybe just to watch the parts I missed, to see if second time might be the lucky charm.

Also, it definitely seems like there’d be a Part 2, because of how the movie ended.

About that? Ah okay!

Anyway,

Rating – 3/10.

Have you seen Chief Daddy the movie?

What did you think?

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