An ode to old Nollywood thrillers with its ritual themed plots, the film scripted by Chiemaka Osagwu and Chinaza Onuzo follows Eddy (Tobi Bakre), Jite (Shawn Faqua), and Osiano (Uzor Arukwe) – three ambitious young men in their late twenties struggling to make it in life. Tired of being looked down upon, they embark on a relentless quest for the high life, chasing easy money, fast cars, and fame; willing to do whatever it takes no matter what it costs them.
Co-produced by Onuzo, Zulumoke Oyibo and Maryann Eziekwe, the film which debuts April 15, also stars Ufuoma McDermott, Erica Nlewedim, Alexx Ekubo, Omowunmi Dada, Shalewa Ashafa, Chimezie Imo among others.
“From the message it is trying to pass across, through the intensity of the script and working with the amazing cast, this is truly a dream project for me,” he enthused. “I cannot wait for all Nigerians to see this important and timely story.”
“In a time where there has been a rise in cases of money rituals, we wanted to leverage the power of storytelling to demonstrate to young Nigerians and the society at large, how damaging this despicable trend can be,” said Chinaza Onuzo, co-founder of Inkblot Productions. “That’s why we tasked the writer Chiemaka Osagwu and director Fiyin Gambo to bring the tale of The Blood Covenant to life.”