Nigerian media mogul and Ebony life film boss Mosunmola Abudu popularly called Mo Abudu has announced a December 2019 release for the political comedy directed by Nigeria’s queen of comedy Funke Akindele; weeks after completing the filming of the upcoming film, ’Your Excellency,’
Speaking on the film, the Ebony Life Films boss said, “Every Christmas, we aim to deliver a feel good, family movie for our viewers, and ‘Your Excellency’ is no exception. This time, we have Nigeria’s funniest woman as both lead actor and first-time director, and she delivers on both counts. The audience is in for a treat.”
A new poster for the film shows that it will be released on December 13, 2019.
For Funke Akindele Bello, who takes on the role of lead actress and director takes the compliments in her stride. “Your Excellency already had a great script by Yinka Ogun, a wonderful cast and experienced producers, so all I had to do was provide a guiding hand and make sure we keep the audience entertained from beginning to end,” she said.
‘Your Excellency’ tells the story of a bumbling, billionaire businessman and failed presidential candidate, who becomes a credible contender all through the power of social media.
As the drama unfolds, it seems possible that even a perpetual loser, written off by everyone, can pose a serious challenge for the presidency. Directed by Nollywood’s queen of comedy, Funke Akindele Bello, the movie is funny and touching in equal measure, as it shows the importance, love and loyalty play in facing life’s challenges.