Banana Island Ghost draws crowd to cinemas

Uche Jombo and young fans at the screening of Banana Island Ghost at the cinema

Banana Island Ghost, a movie starring Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah’, has been drawing Nollywood fans to the cinema since its release on Friday.

Box office statistics are already predicting the movie may end up beating all other movie sales records in Nigeria.

According to producers, the reason for this high numbers is due to word of mouth from those who already saw the movie.

“After seeing the movie, people can’t help but tell their friends and families about it, so it is no surprise that more and more people keep filling the seats at the cinemas. We are expecting even greater numbers this weekend,” said Biola Alabi, the executive producer.

Banana Island Ghost is an action-comedy film starring the multi-talented Chigul as Ijeoma, who is paired with Patrick Diabuah as the ghost.

The ghost has three days to fall in love and she will do anything to save her father’s house in Banana Island from the bank coming to reclaim it in three days.

Other stars in the movie include Ali Nuhu, Tomiwa Edun, Saidi Balogun, Lala Akindoju, Akah Nnani, Uche Jombo, Damilola Adegbite, Dorcas Fapson, Ozzy Agu, Lord Frank, Makida Moka and Bimbo Ademoye.

The movie was written and directed by BB Sasore and produced by Omorinsojo Spaine and Tolu Olusoga.

Executive producers are Biola Alabi, Derin Adeyokunnu.

Alabi describes Chigul as an exceptional talent “and in Banana Island Ghost, from her first moment on screen, she captivates the audience, movie lovers all over will thoroughly enjoy watching her.”

The movie the first from a slate of five films by BAM-NEMSIA Pictures, a co-production partnership between Biola Alabi Media (BAM) and Nemsia Films.