Potato Potahto to premiere in Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana
Following a series of successful screenings in some of the biggest festivals across the globe, romantic comedy Potato Potahto will kick off its cinematic releases across the African continent from November. Potato Potahto opens in Nigerian and South African cinemas on November 24 and makes its way to Ghana on November 30.
Directed by award winning Ghanaian filmmaker, Shirley Frimpong-Manso, the film stars OC Ukeje, Joselyn Dumas, Joke Silva, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Chris Attoh, Lala Akindoju, AdjeteyAnang, Victoria Michaels and Nikki Samonas. The movie tells the story of a divorced couple, whose plans to share their matrimonial home results in chaos after the husband, Tony, brings in an attractive female house help. When his ex-wife, Lulu, then hires an attractive young man to help her out, a roller coaster ride of laughter, jealousy and tears ensues.
Producer Inya Lawal is ecstatic about the movie’s upcoming release, saying “We have taken Potato Potahto round the world to an incredibly warm reception; we cannot wait to bring it to cinema homes in Africa.”
For South African filmmaker, Bonginhlanhla ‘Mr.’ B’Ncube, more African filmmakers should adopt Potato Potahto’s unique form of pan-African collaborations, noting, “This collaboration is a true representation of Africans coming together and saying, ‘we own this space, our continent, our people,’ let’s serve them and tell those African stories to our people.”
Director Shirley Frimpong-Manso reflects on the film’s journey, saying, “It has been a whirlwind taking our labour of love across the world. I have truly been overwhelmed by the universal acceptance of the movie, the unusual storyline and our incredible cast. I look forward to when Potato Potahto finally hits the cinemas.”
Potato Potahto has been screened to rave reviews at Cannes Film Festival, Durban International Film Festival, British Urban Film Festival, and Silicon Valley African Film Festival.
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