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Road to Yesterday (film)

Road To Yesterday is a 2015 Nigerian road romantic drama film directed by Ishaya Bako. It stars Genevieve Nnaji and Oris Erhuero in lead roles, with Majid Michel and Chioma 'Chigul' Omeruah in supporting roles.[3] The film, which is co-produced by Genevieve Nnaji, is the actress' first effort as a producer.[4]

Road To Yesterday
Road To Yesterday2015 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ishaya Bako
Produced by Chichi Nwoko
Chinny Onwugbenu
Genevieve Nnaji
Screenplay by Emil B. Garuba
Ishaya Bako
Story by Genevieve Nnaji
Music by Kulanen Ikyo
Cinematography Idowu Adedapo
Edited by Chuka Ejorh
The Entertainment Network (TEN)
Distributed by FilmOne Distribution
Release date
  • 27 November 2015 (2015-11-27)
Running time
91 minutes
Country Nigeria
Language English
Budget ₦30 million[1]
Box office ₦30,000,700[2]

Road to Yesterday tells the story of an estranged married couple, hoping to mend their strained marriage whilst on a road trip to a relative’s funeral.




Road To Yesterday was majorly shot in Lagos State.[5] Principal photography commenced in February 2015.[6] It was produced with the support of Africa Magic.[5] Road To Yesterday is Nnaji's first film as a producer, and it is also Ishaya Bako's first feature film.[7] The film was shot on an estimated budget of ₦30 million.[8]


The official website for the film was launched on 30 September 2015.[8] On 2 October 2015, Genevieve Nnaji, along with the director, Ishaya Bako, made radio rounds on Beat FM, Naija FM and Classic FM, to promote the movie.[9] It also had a media screening on 27 October 2015 at the Genesis Deluxe Cinema, Lekki.[6] The lead actors of the film, Nnaji and Erhuero, covered the November edition of Vanguard Allure Magazine.[10]


Teaser trailers for Road To Yesterday was released online on 29 September 2015; One of the trailers is a narration through the eyes of the lead female character, Victoria, while the other trailer is a narration from Izu's perspective. Official trailer for the film was released online on 27 October 2015.[11] The film was scheduled to be premiered on 18 November 2015,[6] but instead had its world premiere at the 2015 Africa International Film Festival on 13 November 2015.[12][13] It was released across Nigerian cinemas on 27 November 2015,[14] after a premiere at Silverbird cinema, Abuja on 25 November.[15][16][17]


  1. ^ a b Badmus, Kayode (10 September 2015). "10 things you should know about Genevieve Nnaji's upcoming movie, Road to Yesterday". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  2. ^ Odejimi, Segun (18 January 2016). "IN FULL: TNS Exclusive Report On Nigerian Cinema In 2015". TNS. Archived from the original on 21 February 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Oris Erhuero Speaks On Road To Yesterday, Nollywood". Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  4. ^ Ayalogu, Uju (20 November 2015). "EXCLUSIVE: Road To Yesterday Is An Introduction Of Who I Am – Genevieve". Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b Medeme, Vwe (1 October 2015). "Genevieve Nnaji shines in new movie, Road to Yesterday". The Nation. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  6. ^ a b c Abulude, Samuel (30 October 2015). "Genevieve Nnaji's 'Road To Yesterday' Screened Amidst Pomp And Pageantry". Leadership Newspaper. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  7. ^ Tomilola (27 October 2015). "Ishaya Bako: The Director Of Genevieve Nnaji's Road To Yesterday Gives Us Exclusive Deets About The Movie!". Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  8. ^ a b Badmus, Kayode (10 September 2015). "10 things you should know about Genevieve Nnaji's upcoming movie, Road to Yesterday". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  9. ^ Ade-Unuigbe, Adesola (2 October 2015). "Genevieve Nnaji Promotes New Movie 'Road to Yesterday'". Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Genevieve Nnaji And Oris Erhuero Cover Vanguard Allure On 'Road To Yesterday'". News Wire Nigeria. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  11. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga (29 September 2015). "Watch Genevieve Nnaji, Oris Erhuerho in trailer for upcoming film". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  12. ^ Peters, Oreoluwa (14 November 2015). "Asa, Desmond Elliot, Funke Akindele, others attend Genevieve's 'Road to Yesterday' premiere at Afriff 2015 (PHOTOS)". YNaija. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  13. ^ "First Look! Genevieve Nnaji at the Premiere of "Road to Yesterday"". 13 November 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Genevieve Nnaji on the "Road To Yesterday"". Nollywood Reviews. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Genevieve's premieres "Road to Yesterday" in Abuja". EbonyLife TV. EL Now. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Photos from the premiere of 'Road to Yesterday' in Abuja". The Guardian Nigeria. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  17. ^ "Road to Yesterday". Nollywood Reinvented.

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