Three renowned film production companies; FilmOne Entertainment, Zeb Ejiro Productions, and Omoni Oboli’s Dioni Vision, have signed a partnership to produce the sequel of the popular Nollywood classic, Domitilla.
This is said to be a response to recent demands by the huge fan base of the first Domitilla, which was a favourite on home screens in the ‘90s.
Production of the film is set to kick-start later in the year, while its release in cinemas is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.
The Crime/Drama film tells the story of Domitilla, who gets into adventurous romantic escapades for survival. She and her gang of prostitute friends are unfortunately caught up in the mysterious death of a politician and must do everything possible to prove their innocence.
It Reveals the life of an average prostitute and quest for survival, it was a combination of serious humour, empathy, and emotion.
The veteran director and CEO of Zeb Ejiro Productions, Zeb Ejiro said: “When we first made Domitilla, it was a story inspired by societal challenges that have over time, proven to not only be akin to the ’90s, but trans-generational; and so, in recognition of its relevance in these times, we have decided to make a sequel to the story, factoring recent socio-cultural advancements”.
Also, co-founders of FilmOne Entertainment Kene Okwuosa and Moses Babatope who were enthusiastic about the new project said: “We are happy to once again, bring magic to the big screen by producing this breathtaking movie. In Domitilla, we have identified an entertaining and artistic masterpiece that would appeal to different generations of film lovers; and to know we are partnering with great professionals in Zeb Ejiro and Omoni Oboli is soothing. Thus, we look forward to a phenomenal accomplishment”.
The initial Domitilla released in 1996 starred A-list actors such as Anne Njemanze, Sandra Achums, Kate Henshaw, Adah Ameh, and Enebeli Elebuwa, to mention a few.
However, the sequel will be a showcase of an artistic harmony between veterans and younger actors. Speaking about the project, ace Nollywood actress and director Omoni Oboli said: “When I was a teenager, I auditioned for Domitilla but I didn’t get any part; perhaps, I was too tiny. Today, I’m proud to be one of the stars, executive producers, producer and creative director of the sequel. It’s going to be a very exciting ride and I can’t wait!”