Team bonding is a fond ritual for us at Plug Media so this month, our gorgeous clients Adesuwa Onyenokwe and the TW team, joined forces with us to go see The CEO by Kunle Afolayan at the cinemas.
The movie is a thriller-mind twister that takes us on the emotional journey of five intelligent type A individuals vying for the position of CEO at Trans Wire Telecommunications.
The movie had a great storyline with relatable real life internal conflicts- the saying ‘a guilty conscience needs no accuser comes to mind.’ We are exposed to the dubious lives of each character underneath their outward integrity.
The simple task of choosing a CEO becomes frightening when each candidate begins to die after losing to the musical chair game- an unorthodox method of self-elimination administered by a mysterious Dr Zimmerman.
The dialogue was impeccable and the movie was shot on a private beach resort in Lagos which gave the location a pristine picture quality. The Pan African characters made the movie appealing not only to Nigerians but viewers across the African continent.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from music legend Angelique Kidjo but the role she played of- the cold sinister Dr Zimmerman, was apt for her limited acting talent. Where she fails to deliver a robust character interpretation, we are tempted to blame her stoic character and not necessarily her lack of skill.