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Blood Sisters REVIEW: If a son is still kissing his mother on the lips at old age, know any situation with him might just be bloody

The movie follows two best friends Sarah (Ini Dima Okojie) and Kemi (Nancy Isime), one of whom was getting married to the wealthy Mrs Uduak Ademola’s youngest son and favourite child – Kola (Deyemi Okanlawon).

The four-part miniseries, directed by Biyi Bandele and Kenneth Gyang, predominantly starts off at Kola and Sarah’s engagement party, where we see art-loving spoilt child, Kola punch his soon-to-be bride in the stomach – all because her ex-boyfriend disrupted their engagement party, unannounced.

Seeing sadness on her friend’s face, Kemi encourages Sarah not to go ahead with the wedding.

Taking her friends advice, Sarah tries to convince her parents, Mr and Mrs Duru (Keppy Ekpenyong-Bassey and Uche Jumbo) that she is no longer getting married, but it falls on deaf ears – partly because they were indebted to the Ademola for a large sum of borrowed loan.

Sarah then calls her soon to be husband to her room and tells him she does not want to go ahead with the wedding.

Ini Dima Okojie and Deyemi Okanlawon star as Sarah and Kola who were supposed to be getting married until things fell apart. Source: Instagram

The embarrassment was going to be too much, his mum had warned him against marrying her, so Kola proceeds to strangle Sarah, Kemi comes into room, and Kola ends up dead.

While the wedding party is taking place downstairs in rich and full of life colours and music, the girls try to cover up their action. They go on the run and must attempt to avoid those after them.

Positives

The movie is full of great actors and actresses with outstanding performances. The legendary Zac Orji appeared as Uduak’s (Kate Henshaw) side piece, Kate Henshaw delivered a stellar performance and, Ini Dima Okojie and Nancy Isime captured the mood of every scene.

The wedding outfits were gorgeous, the location of filming, the houses, all added to the beauty and emotions of this film.

Ramsey Nouah as Uncle B only said a few lines throughout the whole series, but one look from him sent chills.

Segun Arinze, Toke Makinwa as Abasiama, Genoveva Umeh who played Timeyin, Kehinde Bankole as Olayinka, these people were captivating to watch, it made it easier to forgive the not so great things.

And when they called it Blood sisters, they really meant it will be bloody.

Not so great

Aside from most of part one, all other scenes remind you of something from an American movie – it lacked originality.

While it was great attempt to push the boundaries of Nigerian movies, it felt out of touch of the true reality of Nigeria, for example it showed the police attending to their jobs so effectively, which is questionable.

For a diaspora Nigerian looking back home for entertainment, it gives that entertainment, it makes you react – but it was sometimes cringey to watch some of the actions that were taking place, for instance, the unrealistic deaths left, right and centre.

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