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Adesuwa (A Wasted Lust) is a 2012 Nigerian historical fiction film produced and directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen. It stars Olu Jacobs, Bob-Manuel Udokwu, and Kofi Adjorlolo. The film was scheduled to be released in theatres across Nigeria on 4 May 2012,[4] but due to an ownership rift between the director and executive producer, it was released on DVD. The film was shot in Benin City, Edo State.[5][6]

Adesuwa (A Wasted Lust)
Directed byLancelot Oduwa Imasuen
Produced byJohn Chukwuma Abua
Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
Written byOssa Earliece
Starring
Music byHenry Edo
CinematographyLanre Oluwole
Ejim Fortune Kezi
Edited byVictor Ehi-Amedu
Production
company
John Films Sources
Distributed byNollywood Distributions
Release date
  • November 26, 2012 (2012-11-26)
[1]
Running time
124 minutes
CountryNigeria
Language
  • English
  • Bini
Budget₦18 million[2][3]

It received 10 nominations at the 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards, and won the awards for Achievement in Costume Design, Achievement in Visual effects, and Best Nigerian film.

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ReceptionEdit

Nollywood Reinvented gave Adesuwa a 49% rating; praising its production, directing, and originality. The reviewer found the film interesting but not especially gripping.[7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Adesuwa set for DVD Release". Archived from the original on 30 November 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Adesuwa cost me 18 million naira". Nigeria films. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  3. ^ "An Interview with Adesuwa Executive Producer". NaijaRules. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Adesuwa cost me 18 million". NaijaRules. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Power Tussle over Award winning film Adesuwa". The Nation Newspaper. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Adesuwa set for Premiere". Nigerian Voice. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  7. ^ "film review: Adesuwa". Nollywood REinvented. Retrieved 2 April 2014.

External linksEdit

Adesuwa at Nollywood Reinvented