Osuofia in London

Osuofia in London is a 2003 Nigerian comedy film produced and directed by Kingsley Ogoro and starring Nkem Owoh. The film is arguably one of the highest selling Nollywood films in history.[1] It was followed by a 2004 sequel titled Osuofia in London 2.

Osuofia in London
Directed byKingsley Ogoro
Written byKola Munis, Emeka Obiakonwa, Kingsley Ogoro
Produced byKingsley Ogoro, Kola Munis
StarringNkem Owoh
Mara Derwent
CinematographyJohn Ishemeke
Music byKingsley Ogoro
Distributed byKingsley Ogoro Production
Release date
  • 2003 (2003)
Running time
105 minutes
LanguagesEnglish, Igbo

Plot summaryEdit

Osuofia (Nkem Owoh), a bamboozled villager[2] living in Nigeria, receives word on the demise of his brother Donatus in London, England. However, in his will, Donatus has left Osuofia his huge estate as sole beneficiary. Osuofia makes his way to London only to find his late brother's English fiancée Samantha (Mara Derwent) is not quite sure about following the Nigerian tradition of becoming part of the 'inheritance'[3][4] herself. Cultural misunderstandings result in a comedy of errors.


  • Nkem Owoh
  • Mara Derwent
  • Charles Angiama
  • Cynthia Okereke
  • Victoria Summers
  • Francis Odega
  • Sebastian Hall
  • Rosa Nicholson-Ellis
  • Lucie Bond
  • Alessandro Sanguinetti
  • Ester Lauren

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "'Scam comic' kidnapped in Nigeria". BBC News. BBC. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  2. ^ Freeman, Colin (6 May 2007). "In Nollywood, 'lights, camera, action' is best case scenario". The Daily Telegraph. London, UK: Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  3. ^ Zachary, G. Pascal. "Let's not stereotype Nollywood films". Boston, MA, USA: The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  4. ^ Okpewho, Isidore; Nzegwu, Nkiru (2009-08-26). The new African Diaspora. Indiana University Press. p. 408. ISBN 978-0-253-35337-5.

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