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Letters to a Stranger

Letters to a Stranger is a 2007 Nigerian romantic comedy drama film written by Victor Sanchez Aghahowa, produced and directed by Fred Amata. It stars Genevieve Nnaji, Yemi Blaq, Fred Amata, Joke Silva, Elvina Ibru and Ibinabo Fiberesima, with Special Appearances from Segun Arinze and D'Banj.

Letters to a Stranger
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Film poster
Directed by Fred Amata
Produced by Fred Amata
Written by Victor Sanchez Aghahowa
Music by Tunji Awelenje
Cinematography Jonathan Gbemuotor
Edited by Thomas Tille
  • Amata Movies Production
  • Project Nollywood
  • Ecobank
Distributed by Project Nollywood
Release date
  • 2007 (2007)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Nigeria
Language English

It tells the story of Jemima (Genevieve Nnaji), whose love life with her boyfriend, Fredrick (Fred Amata) hasn't been on the smooth path as she expected - as Fred's mother (Joke Silva) is always dictating the tune. She decides to make a call to her sister, Tare (Ibinabo Fiberesima) on a day, but she dials the wrong number which leads to her getting acquainted with Sadiq (Yemi Blaq).[1]



Jemima (Genevieve Nnaji) isn't having the best of times. Her boyfriend, Frederick (Fred Amata), is too busy with other parts of his life to give her the attention and affection she needs, and she is distracted at work. A writer, she records her feelings in a series of "letters to a stranger" on her computer.

While she is on a months' leave of absence, a chance misdial of the telephone introduces her to Sadig (Yemi Blaq). Sadiq, too, is a writer, and he seems far more affectionate towards Jemima than Frederick. Torn by her feelings for the men, Jemima plans to return Frederick's engagement ring to him, but Frederick discovers her "letters to a stranger" and learns how unhappy Jemima has been. They talk, but she cannot answer the question he asks as to why she had not left him for his neglect.

Eventually, Jemima must make a choice and tells her two suitors that she will deliver the news by telephone. On Monday morning, she will call the man she has chosen first. But when the time comes, she decides instead to begin by calling the other, to apologize and explain. When she dials Sadiq to tell him that she has decided to marry Frederick, she finds he has turned off his phone. She assumes he has given her up easily and only months later learns that this is not true. Sadiq reveals to her that he had turned off the phone because he knew what her choice would be; a gift she had given him had been addressed to Frederick.[2]



  1. ^ "Letters to a Stranger, Nollywood -". Online Nigeria. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Foluojo, Justina (6 November 2009). "MOVIE EVOLUTION!!!! letters to a stranger". Movie Evolution. Movie Evolution. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 

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