Nadia Buari, Bimbo Manuel dazzle in Heroes and Zeros

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by Yejide Gbenga-Ogundare

ONE of the reigning faces on the Gold Coast, Nadia Buari and veteran Nollywood star, Bimbo Manuel have added new and colourful feathers to their caps by giving good account of themselves by raising the bar of their professionalism in a new movie titled Heroes and Zeros. The new film directed by award-winning filmmaker, Niji Akanji, has been described as one of the best works to come out of this part of the world in recent times and according to Niji, Nadia was very professional on set and remains the best of her contemporary that he has ever worked with.

“Nadia was very professional, I was impressed. She delivered on her character like never before. If you ask her, she would tell you that she was challenged beyond limit on the job”. The Takoradie born mulatto screen goddess who is presently in United States was in Lagos months back for 28 days shooting the movie. Heroes and Zeros is the story of the destructive pursuance of Tonia (Nadia Buhari) by Amos Fele (Bimbo Manuel). Ten years ago, Amos Fele was a wealthy celebrity director in the Nigerian film industry. Now he lives in a ramshackle flat, doing occasional low-paying TV Commercials for nameless products.

Reacting to the movie, Bimbo Manuel who just came back from a trip to the UK disclosed that the movie was one of the most challenging movies he has done in recent times."It was a positive movie that really touched my mind and caught my attention. The story line was perfect and it was very interesting working with the producer of the move, Niji Akanji, who made our stay on location very interesting. I can tell you that the movie will go a long way in positioning the industry in the right direction and show the world that something good can come out of the industry''.

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vince

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I'd love to see the trailer of the flick. Niji Akanji is one of our more serious moviemakers and i love his works.
 

dkelechi

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Have to say, Bimbo Manuel is one of the most underrated actors in Nigeria, and one of the best in the history of Nigerian film making! Can't wait to see how this spans out... Tina Mba plays his wife.
 

moviewizard

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And one of Naijarules old family was in it too. Y'all remember 'kcbabe'? She is an upcoming actor now in Naija and she is knocking em dead...
 

kolinzo

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You are spot on, but Bimbo Manuel should be blamed for his absence from Nollywood. He is a fine actor. Tina Mba is also a fine actor that doesn't do movies that much.

Anyway, I like the cast of this movie. This is a movie of All-Nation.

Have to say, Bimbo Manuel is one of the most underrated actors in Nigeria, and one of the best in the history of Nigerian film making! Can't wait to see how this spans out... Tina Mba plays his wife.
 

dkelechi

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You are spot on, but Bimbo Manuel should be blamed for his absence from Nollywood. He is a fine actor. Tina Mba is also a fine actor that doesn't do movies that much.

Anyway, I like the cast of this movie. This is a movie of All-Nation.
Please, do tell how he is to be blamed for his absence... and please, don't tell if it's because he exempted himself from the charlatans :).
 

tunmi

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I am immensely happy for Bimbo Manuel and I hope he knows he has HIS own fans. Now I'm looking for the other Bimbo to get her own leading role
 

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Heroes and Zeros excites Ghanaian journalists

BY SHAIBU HUSSEINI

GHANAIAN journalists were impressed when the most anticipated movie Heroes and Zeros, was recently shown to them at a media screening last Tuesday in Accra, Ghana. The movie, which is powered by entertainment powerhouse, Koga Studios features one of the finest faces in Ghollywood, as the Ghana film industry is called, Nadia Buari and some notable actors in Nollywood, including Bimbo Manuel, Olu Jacobs, Akin Lewis, Norbert Young, Tina Mba and Funsho Adeolu is due for release in Ghana on June 8. It will afterwards be released to Nigerian cinemas in July. Directed by Niji Akanni, the movie boasts of an unusual cast and storyline. Heroes and Zeros is the story of destructive pursuance of Tonia (Nadia Buari) by Amos Fele (Bimbo Manuel). Ten years ago, Amos Fele was a wealthy celebrity director in the Nigerian film industry. Now, he lives in a ramshackle flat, doing occasional low-paying TV commercials for nameless products. He’s a daily comic relief on the local soccer practice pitch: because though he’s already 45 years old, he nurses a new, insane dream of making it into the dollar-soaked world of international soccer! His joyless marriage to Tinuke (Tina Mba), a junior bank worker, is crumbling fast, especially after the death of their only child. A boost to his sagging spirit comes when a big-budget French-Nigerian film project appoints him as director. Fele’s new rise coincides with that of Dibu Ijele (Gabriel Afolayan) as Yellow Journalism’s new enfant terrible. Dibu is a reporter with Naija Scene, a weekly tabloid. The paper’s new board of directors (led by Olu Jacobs), with its eyes on profit, supports Dibu’s theory that the only way to beat the competition is to scoop and sell dirt about anyone with a famous face or name. Dibu’s editor, Mr. Ayodele Alisa (Akin Lewis), an urbane fellow, tries to fight him and the board. Fele becomes obsessed with Tonia, a ravishing beauty and lead actress of the Nigerian-French film project. Ignoring the warnings of his best friend, Nnamdi (Norbert Young), a psychology professor, Fele pursues his obsession with Tonia to its tragic conclusion: losing his new job, ending his marriage and ending up in a mental hospital. Unknown to him, Tonia and her sister, Bisola have something up their sleeves

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