The movie which was billed to be released on the 27th of March 2020 was postponed indefinitely due to the massive increase in the pandemic, Covid 19.
The true Lagos Love story features top Nollywood actors from the Old to the Young and the new such as Mawuli Gavor, Toyin Abraham, Beverly Naya, Joke Silva, Shaffy Bello, Deyemi Okanlawon, Jide Kosoko, Yaw, Tina Mba, Patrick Nnamani, Efe Irele, Uto Usman and a host of others.
“2 Weeks In Lagos” is directed by Canadian Based award winning director, Kathryn Fasegha, whose debut project titled, “Trecherous Heart” won awards for Best Drama in Diaspora at the African Oscars in North Carolina, USA, also won Favorite Director African Oscars Washington DC USA and award for the Global Women Vision Award Calgary.
“2 Weeks in Lagos” is a captivating, turbulent and thrilling journey into the Love affair of Ejikeme (Mawuli Gavor) and Lola (Beverly Naya). Their lives collide when Ejikeme an investment banker comes home from the United States to invest in Nigerian businesses. It is love at first sight for them and as they embark on a journey of discovering this new love, they have to contend with the political ambitions of Ejikeme’s mother who is planning a marriage between him and the only daughter of Otunba Ayodeji, a political juggernaut who is considering Ejikeme’s father as his running mate for the Nigerian Presidency. His mother’s actions create a rift between Ejikeme and Lola that puts their families on a deadly collision course.
The movie captures the excitement and vibrancy of everyday life in Lagos and reflects the complexity of life in Lagos, a dynamic city where anything is possible in 2 Weeks.
The movie was first screened at Cannes Festival which happens to be the biggest film festival in the world on Friday the 17th of May 2019 in Cannes France and will be released in all cinemas in Nigeria on the 12th of February 2020.
Speaking on the the new release date, Fasegha expressed joy after the revived cinema culture in Nigeria “It is with great delight to announce to you that out highly anticipated movie, “2 Weeks In Lagos” will be released in cinemas on the 12th of February 2021. We postponed the film due to the Covid 19 pandemic and also because the health of our viewers is paramount to us. I am very happy that the cinema culture in Nigeria has been revived even though not to 100% but we see that there is light at the end of the tunnel for we film makers. Trust me “2Weeks in Lagos” isn’t your usual Nollywood movie so get ready to be wowed. I also want to use this opportunity to urge y’all to please stay safe and protected as you storm the cinemas on the 12thbecause Covid 19 is very Real”
Veteran actor, Prince Jide Kosoko also claims working the project, “2 Weeks In Lagos” was exceptional as he told a simple story with excellent performance, he said “Working on this project meant a lot to me, because for the first time, a simple and original love story is told with excellent performance…so make sure on 12th of February, you are at the cinema to see “2 Weeks In Lagos”