We’ve been AWOL for a while, so it’s only befitting that our first post back be totally worth it, and my word it is.
After teasing us for months, Kunle Afolayan has released the first trailer for his upcoming action-thriller, The CEO, which is set to hit cinemas later this year. You can watch the trailer in the embedded player below.
The CEO follows the story of five senior level staff at TransWire Communications, a fictitious global phone network company which is in search for a new CEO for its Nigerian branch. The former CEO, an expatriate, has retired, and the Global Chairman has decided to choose a new one. To aid in his decision, he sends these five on a Leadership course in order to determine which one to appoint as the new CEO of Nigeria.
All five arrive from their respective destinations and check into the beach resort where the course is holding. Although they all appear cordial and chummy with each other, they all know what is at stake – they each desperately want the CEO’s chair. And to this purpose, they attempt to covertly outdo one another throughout the duration of the course.
Things start to go sideways however, when the executives are eliminated in sudden death circumstances one-by-one, and the finger falls on the last two remaining executives as prime suspects.
The film stars Wale Ojo, Jimmy Jean Louis, Lala Akindoju, Peter King, Nico Panagio, Aurelie Eliam and Grammy Award winner, Angelique Kidjo.
Judging from Kunle Afolayan’s body of work and this trailer, I think we might be in for another thrill ride when The CEO hits cinemas nationwide.
No release date has been set yet, but we’ll keep you posted on that front.
Check out the trailer below, and don’t be shy to leave your thoughts on it in the comment section below.
Something tells me Wale Ojo might have put in the performance of his career in this film.