Nollywood's 'Ridiculous Movie Title Season' Is Back: This Time, It's Messi Vs Ronaldo


Messi vs Ronaldo nollywood film posterI sincerely thought Nollywood was done with the outrageous film titles, but apparently, I was wrong.

News has emerged of an upcoming film featuring AMAA nominee, Queen Nwokoye, titled… Messi Vs Ronaldo. I guess it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, seeing as this is the same industry that brought titles like Blackberry Babes and Beyonce Vs Rihanna, but I really thought those days were behind us.

Directed by Kensteve Anuka, the film (which is supposed to be a comedy) follows the story of two local female football rivals who have Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as their idols each. Things get a lot messy (forgive the pun) between them when a professional footballer based in Spain organizes a competition to determine who the better footballer is.

Shot on location in Asaba, Delta State, the film will also star Chacha Eke Faani, Michael Godson, Bibi Esoro, Adanma Luke, Sharon Francis, Nzube Onyia among others.

I’m not exactly looking forward to this movie, and while I agree it’s wrong to judge a book from its cover, sometimes, you just cannot help it. On the upside, if the movie gets good word of mouth reviews when it’s released, it just might go on to be successful on DVD, since it’s probably not going to be showing in cinemas.