The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced the lineup for its 2023 edition, and one of the most anticipated films is I Do Not Come To You By Chance, an adaptation of the award-winning novel by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani. The film is directed by Ishaya Bako and executive produced by Genevieve Nnaji, who is also starring in the film.
I Do Not Come To You By Chance tells the story of Kingsley, a young Nigerian graduate who is struggling to make ends meet. When his uncle, Boniface, asks him to help with his fraudulent email scams, Kingsley is faced with a difficult choice: should he help his family or do the right thing?
The film is a timely exploration of the true price of poverty and the disappearing line between right and wrong. It is also a powerful indictment of the Nigerian email scam industry, which has caused billions of dollars in losses to victims around the world.
Genevieve Nnaji is one of the most respected actresses in Africa. She has starred in over 20 films, including the award-winning Lionheart. She is also a successful businesswoman and the founder of the Genevieve Nnaji Foundation, which supports the education and empowerment of young women in Nigeria.
I Do Not Come To You By Chance is a significant film for Nnaji, as it is her first time producing and starring in a film. The film is also a major step forward for the Nigerian film industry, as it is the first Nigerian film to be selected for the prestigious TIFF Centrepiece program.
I Do Not Come To You By Chance is set to premiere at TIFF on September 9, 2023. The film will also be released in Nigerian cinemas on September 16, 2023.
In addition to Nnaji and Chukwujekwu, the film also stars Paul Nnadiekwe, Nancy Isime, and Seun Ajayi. The screenplay is written by Chika Anadu and Ishaya Bako.
I Do Not Come To You By Chance is a powerful and timely film that is sure to make waves at TIFF and beyond. It is a must-see for fans of Nnaji, Bako, and Nigerian cinema.
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