Special Jollof

Special Jollof is a 2020 Nigerian-American romantic comedy drama film produced and directed by Emem Isong. The film stars Joseph Benjamin, Uche Jombo and Femi Adebayo in the lead roles.[1] The film was predominantly shot in both Nigeria and United States. The theme of the film is set as a love story with immigration in the background.[2] The film was released on 14 February 2020 coinciding with the Valentine's Day and also with the celebration of the black history month in the United States.[3][4]

Special Jollof
Special Jollof poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byEmem Isong
Produced byEmem Isong
StarringJoseph Benjamin
Uche Jombo
Femi Adebayo
Royal Arts Academy
Distributed byBlue Pictures Entertainment
Release date
  • 14 February 2020 (2020-02-14)
Running time
85 minutes
United States



A white American woman journalist who revives after a breakup with her lover starts working as an undercover at a Nigerian restaurant to prove that Nigerians migrate illegally to the USA. She then eventually falls in love with a Nigerian guy.[5]


  1. ^ "Emem Isong's 'Special Jollof' Hits Cinemas On February 14, 2020". The Whistler NG. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  2. ^ "Special Jollof is different, says Isong". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2020-02-19. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  3. ^ "Emem Isong's new movie 'Special Jollof' to premiere on Valentine's Day". Pulse Nigeria. 2020-02-11. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  4. ^ "Emem Isong's Special Jollof Celebrates Black History Month". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2020-02-16. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  5. ^ editor (2020-02-21). "Emem Isong's Special Jollof". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 2020-05-06.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

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