Unfortunately, It Looks Like Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope Is NOT Coming To Nigeria


Dope posterIn the U.S and a few other countries, today is the day when Rick Famuyiwa’s new film, Dope hits cinemas. In Nigeria, it’s just another friday.

If you’ve been reading this blog in the past couple of months, you might have noticed my enthusiasm for the film’s release, so you can imagine my disappointment when I found out that the movie will not be coming to Nigeria…at least not yet.

I was really looking forward to seeing the movie, so I started checking Cinema Schedules to see when the movie was on. After going round and finding nothing, I decided to contact these cinemas directly, and the long and short of the reply they gave me was that they were not showing the movie. I asked why, but they said it just wasn’t on their radar for now.

Now, I don’t know, but from the responses I’ve gauged, it seems like quite a lot of people are interested in seeing this movie, so I don’t think it would be a bad idea for one of our cinemas to show this film. With the right marketing, I’m sure it’ll do well.

Dope is a coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. It is the story of Malcolm, a geek, carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, California filled with gangsters and drugs dealers. However, a chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into a gritty adventure filled with offbeat characters and bad choices.

The film stars Shameik Moore, Kiersey Clemons, A$ap Rocky, Zoe Kravitz, Tyga and the likes.

By the way, I’m not sure I can wait more than a week. If it takes longer than that, I’m going to have to do the needful.

If you haven’t seen it, here’s one of the trailers.