Eric Aghimien‘s Slow Country is set to be released and shown in all cinemas across the country on May 5, 2017.
This carefully crafted action movie is a shift from the more popular comedies and has attempted to chart a new course in the action genre in Nollywood.
Set in Nigeria, Slow Country follows the story of Kome, a homeless teenage mother, who in a bid to cater and secure a good life for her son Peter sought refuge in the arms of a drug kingpin Tuvi. The kingpin ushers her into the world of prostitution and drug trafficking. However, when faced with a serious dilemma and the sudden return of her ex-boyfriend Osas who desperately wants to win her heart, having abandoned her for 7 years, she gets fed up and attempts to break free. She pleads with her boss to let her quit the underworld but he is not ready to let go of his most trusted cash cow.
Slow Country stars Ivie Okujaiye-Egboh who plays Kome, Sambisa Nzeribe who plays Tuvi, the drug kingpin, Tope Tedela as Osas, and Majid Michel as Inspector Dave.
Director, Aghimien says, “Crafting a great action film in Nigeria is no child’s play. Every character in the movie was carefully built and the each of the cast member portrayed their characters well. This movie is a must watch for all and I promise it will not only be worth your time but also your money.”
The movie will get a media screening on Friday, April 21, 2017 before the premiere and nationwide cinema release.
Watch the trailer below: