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

Osuofia (played by Nkem Owoh) is a foolish villager[3] living in Nigeria, who received word of his brother's demise, Donatus (played by Francis Odega) in London. However, in his will, Donatus has left Osuofia with his huge estate as the sole beneficiary. Osuofia made his way to London only to find out that his late brother's English fiancée, Samantha (played by Mara Derwent) is not quite sure herself, about the Nigerian's tradition (i.e., Osuofia being a benefactor of his brother's properties).[4][5] Cultural misunderstandings resulted in a comedy of errors.

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  1. ^ "'Scam comic' kidnapped in Nigeria". BBC News. BBC. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  2. ^ Osuofia in London 2 (Video 2004) - IMDb, retrieved 24 July 2022
  3. ^ Freeman, Colin (6 May 2007). "In Nollywood, 'lights, camera, action' is best case scenario". The Daily Telegraph. London, UK. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  4. ^ Zachary, G. Pascal. "Let's not stereotype Nollywood films". The Christian Science Monitor. Boston, MA, USA. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  5. ^ Okpewho, Isidore; Nzegwu, Nkiru (26 August 2009). The new African Diaspora. Indiana University Press. p. 408. ISBN 978-0-253-35337-5.

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