Its another strategic win for Nigeria, as Hauwa Allahbura’s political thriller movie “Code Wilo” wins Jury Award Best Nollywood Director at the 2019 Toronto International Bollywood Film Festival.
Code Wilo tells the story of Nimi Thompson, an aspiring politician who gets a rude awakening when she’s forced to fight for more than the right to save her people. Nimi Thompson is kidnapped during a Pre-Campaign party and after a call from her abductors, it quickly becomes clear to her father- Livinus Thompson, that the motive is more personal than just money.
The movie which was released on thr 23rd of August 2019 wa directed by Mike-Steve Adeleye
And according to Hauwa, Code Wilo was inspired by the 2019 elections, Godfatherisim in the polity and the need to portray a strong female character with a political ambition.
With a stellar cast including Eucharia Anunobi, Bikiya Graham-Douglas, Daniel Effiong, Yaw, Gabriel Afolayan, Zack Orji, Kalu Ikeagwu, Alex Usifo, Lateef Adedimeji among others, the movie takes its viewers through a twisted plot filled with gasps, suspense and surprises, reflecting the Nigerian political terrain.