Money Miss Road, Obi Emelonye’s latest action-comedy, is headed to the big screens today.

The thrilling new film, produced by Joy Odiete, will launch in theatres today, July 22, a month after its official trailer premiered to rave reviews.

Starring Jidekene Achufusi (Living In Bondage), comedian Josh ‘Josh2Funny’ Alfred and veteran entertainer Charly Boy, Money Miss Road, the Emelonye-directed film follows two down-on-their-luck friends, Josiah and Joseph.

When Josiah’s wife, Lucy (Oma Iyasara), arrives without notice and with their three daughters, Joseph (Achufusi) checks into a local hotel. But, a mix-up lands him in a room belonging to Diokpa (Charley Boy), a local criminal Lord.

What Joseph finds in Diokpa’s room changes his life and that of his friend Josiah (Josh2Funny), thus sparking a game of cat and mouse with Diokpa tracing the two Joes to Lagos, where they have become the biggest boys in town.

Emelonye combines his classic storytelling style, which has earned him numerous local and international awards, with the in-demand action-fused comedy in Money Miss Road.

On Tuesday, July 19, industry elites and pressmen joined Blue Pictures for the screening of “Money Miss Road,” its riveting new production. 

The exclusive event was held at the Blue Pictures Cinema in Onikan, Lagos, and had in attendance the film’s cast members, Jidekene Achufusi and Charly Boy Oputa; producer Joy Odiete, CEO of Blue Pictures; and film executives and investors.

Impressively, the film recorded a standing ovation and rave reviews from attendees about the quality of the production. The unanimous ovation ended with an interactive session with the press headlined by Ms Odiete and Achufusi. 

Speaking on the message behind the story, Producer Joy Odiete shared in an interview that it spoke to vices Nigerians hope to see change.”We see people running into money that they never thought that they could ever have,” Odiete said. 

Reiterating Odiete’s thoughts, Emelonye, who doubles as the film’s writer, added that the story is inspired by the ‘get rich quick’ trend that is fast becoming a lifestyle for many young people. 

Money Miss Road is executive-produced by Odinaka Emmanuel Offia with Radisson Blu Anchorage VI Lagos as partners. The film stars AMVCA award-winning star actor Jidekene Achufusi, Josh2Funny, Charly Boy, Anthony Monjaro, Chioma Adibe, and Melvin Oduah, and premieres in cinemas on July 22, 2022. 

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