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Grace Edwin-Okon, award-winning Nollywood actress, writer and producer is out with another movie, ‘Whose Meal Ticket’, starring Akin Lewis, Ngozi Nwosu, Uti Nwachukwu, Shaffy Bello, Lisa Omorodion, Tana Adelana, Femi Durojaiye and Iyke Nnabuife among others, with Kehinde Omoru as Executive Producer.
‘Whose Meal Ticket’ was described by Grace as a drama with slight use of comedy and an intriguing story.
Speaking on the movie, Grace said:
The Executive Producer, Kehinde Omoru asked me to work on the story because she has this idea of making films that have ‘edutainment’ appeal, such that people can watch it and learn a thing or two. And being a nurse, her own area of education is health tips. As a matter of fact, this is the second film I’m making for Kehinde; the first one is called ‘Deeply Cut’, which is about Hepatitis B. “I strongly believe that audiences will love the film. They will sure come out of the cinema laughing, and I really look forward to getting amazing feedback from the Nigerian and African audience”.
In Whose Meal Ticket, Lisa Philips is hell bent on regaining her family’s lost glory, encouraged by her mother, Mrs. Philips, with the advice of devious wiles and strategies of using what she has to get what she wants. This is just as Mrs. Disu, wife of the rich and influential Lagos socialite Chief Disu, battles diabetes. Testing her blood sugar level daily is painful, effortful and potentially damaging. However, she does it with an ease that dispels the phobia for diabetes, proving that you can suffer symptoms like frequent thirst, frequent urination, slow healing wounds, mood swings and fatigue associated with diabetes and still grasp life with zest.
Life would have been ‘hunky-dory’ with the Disus until Lisa’s push into them opens the curtain to social issues like neglect, jealousy, conspiracy, connivances and duplicity that often plagues the rich.
On the other hand, Chief Disu, a father of two has been grooming his more promising son – Taiwo – to take over the helms of his fast growing conglomerate while Kehinde – the ‘black sheep’ of the family couldn’t care a hoot whether Taiwo is ‘making waves’ within the family business.
‘Whose Meal Ticket’ is scheduled for a premiere at Genesis Cinemas – Palms Lekki on April 15, 2017.