Hoodrush is a musical thriller starring some of the best and emerging young talents inthe industry, O.C Ukeje, Gabriel Afolayan, Chelsea Eze, Ijeoma Agu, Lilian Byoma and a host of others. The movie was directed by Dimeji Ajibola, a newcomer in feature film who has done quite a number of production works for multinationals, media houses and has a number of short films to his credit. Hoodrush is produced by Flipsyde Studios where Dimeji is the CEO.
Synopsis: Hoodrush tells a story of two brothers closely bonded by their love for music; but deeply separated by their means for success. Shez and Tavier are two of a kind pursuing a Herculean dream of becoming music stars. But all they have is their amazing
vocal talents, good looks, a crib in the ghetto and a menial job that could hardlypay for their clothing and feeding expenses.
They soon realize they need more to achieve their dreams, and participating and hoping to win a credible talent hunt show comes as their only natural option. Being at the bottom of thesocietal grid, ghetto life’s ugly fabric begins to wear on them and their eventual vulnerability puts them at the mercy of the high and mighty.
For Bimbo Akintola, starring in Hoodrush was just another step in the right direction as she has always been known for stellar performances in her roles. According to a statement signed by Bigsam Media, ’it’s a pity that such a big star like Bimbo Akintola has not had her moment in the present day cinema. What FlipsydeStudios has done with Hoodrush is to make Bimbo Akintola play a different kind of role that further lends credence to her acting prowess and blend it with that of talented young stars like O.C Ukeje, Gabriel Afolayan, Chelsea Eze,Ijeoma Agu and others. This is Bimbo Akintola at her best’’.
According to the writer and director of the movie, Dimeji Ajibola, ‘’Bimbo’s performancein this movie is something people should watch out for. She gave the kind ofperformance that only a Bimbo Akintola can give’’.
Hoodrush will be in cinema fromFriday, October 12, 2012.