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‘Phone Swap Movie’ set for theatrical release and Ghana premiere



After a successful premiere in Lagos, Nigeria last weekend that was also met with the news of multiple nominations in the upcoming 2012 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), producers of the Kunle Afolayan comedic-drama ‘Phone Swap’ are set for a Theatrical Release across Nigeria. Residents in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, and Uyo should be on the look-out  as the ‘Phone Swap’ train will be making its way to these cities! Producers say the Silverbird cinemas, Genesis Deluxe and Ozone cinemas will be used as venues for these premieres which are scheduled to hold on Friday, March 30. ‘Phone Swao’ revolves around Akin and Mary who meet for the first time at an airport where they accidentally bump into each other and mistakenly swap their identical phones . This leads to a destination mix up after they receive one another’s text regarding a travel destination. Consequently, Akin ends up traveling to where Mary is supposed to go and vice versa. Neither knows about the swap until they have reached their opposite destinations and “the phone” stops ringing (In Mary’s case) and “Won’t stop ringing” (In Akins’s case) . As a result of the phone swap, they agree to help carry out each other’s missions, armed with the information and data on each other’s phone. But it’s not as easy as they both think as new obstacles and complications rise at every turn as they both struggle to adapt to their alien environment and situation. Mary has to walk in Akins shoes and represent him in a company meeting while Akin has to represent Mary in her the family meeting. This they do with hilarious results… Ghana will also have the opportunity to watch the four-time AMAA nominated movie as a premiere will hold in Silverbird Cinemas, Accra on Thursday, April 5. Also,  Kunle Afolayan will spend Easter Sunday and Monday with fans as the movie will be screened at the National Theatre, Iganmu. ‘Phone Swap’ which features the likes of Nse Ikpe-Etim and Wale Ojo has been nominated for ‘Achievement in Production Design’, ‘Prize for Best Nigerian Film’, ‘Prize for Best Actor in a Supporting Role’ and ‘Prize for Best Actor in a Leading Role’ at the eight edition of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) which will hold in April.]]>