After making news round for so long, a cinema date is here and the anticipation is so high. On Friday, July 13, 2018 the movie, PayDay will open across cinemas in Nigeria and the wait will be finally over. The revolutionary director of the masterpiece, Cheta Chukwu have come out to beat his chest on what fans should expect when the movie debuts. He declares that the movie can be likened to any golden classic.
The comedy drama was produced by Manny Ameh, written and directed by Cheta Chukwu, and features actors like Big Brother Naija runner Up Bisola Aiyeola, Baaj Adebule, Comedian Ebiye Victor, Mawuli Gavor, Frank Adekunle, Meg Otanwa, Zack Orji and more.
PayDay follows the story of two best friends and flat mates, Paul (Baaj Adebule) and Ortega (Ebiye Victor) who, just before they are about to renew their yearly rent, their Landlord dies very suddenly, and seemingly without any heir apparent. The young men seize upon the unfortunate but good opportunity to ‘enjoy’ a little. The return of the landlord’s daughter changed the game and led them on a dangerous
While commenting on the release date, the director gave us a background hint into why each of the actors were chosen and why he believed his movie, PayDay will shock many people when it’s out.
“The whole idea of making PayDay in the first place was not just to add to the number of Nollywood movies being produced every year but to make a movie that can stand the test of time. Each of our cast member were selected for their role. We didn’t go after the popular faces like many would do just to sell our movie, we went after the faces that matched the characters and could help us deliver a golden classic. I can authoritatively confirm to you that when PayDay is out, it will be a golden classic. I can only urge everyone to go out from July 13 to see the movie because it will definitely make them proud of Nollywood”, he said.
The feel good comedy movie sets itself apart from the regular slapstick comedy movies we have around here. It comes with a unique storyline, great acting and an adventure Nollywood rarely explore.