BY ESE DIBEBI
Today, at FilmHouse Cinemas, Surulere, Inkblot Production’s latest movie – The Arbitration witnessed its first public screening. Star actors and crew members of the film were joined by some of their Nollywood colleagues and the press to watch the Niyi Akinmolayan-directed film.
The Arbitration takes the viewer on a journey of love, betrayal, workplace politics, self-confidence and loyalty. When a workplace affair goes wrong, accusations of rape fly around, and millions of dollars are at stake, an arbitration panel is convened to find out the truth.
OC Ukeje heads an all-star cast of talented actors which include veterans Sola Fosudo playing the Arbitrator and Iretiola Doyle playing the key part of Funlayo Johnson- a legal luminary with a domineering and winning attitude.
On the other side of the case is AMVCA winner Adesua Etomi who plays Dara Olujobi, Gbenga Sanni’s (OC Ukeje) former mistress and work colleague. Dara is an enterprising young woman who was a key part of the success of Sanni’s business. After the affair ends messily, Dara employs the services of her long time friend Omawumi Horsfall (Somkele Iyamah) – a young corporate lawyer with no court experience to fight her case.
With Funlayo Johnson (Iretiola Doyle) opposing her at every turn, Omawumi must fight to prove Dara’s case and get her the justice she feels she deserves. Other key cast members include Beverly Naya, Gregory Ojefua, and Lota Chukwu.
The Arbitration was written by Chinaza Onuzo and produced by Chinaza Onuzo, Omotayo Adeola and Zulu Oyibo. It opens in cinemas on Friday, August 12, 2016.
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