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Josh2funny & Jidekene Achufusi to star in new Obi Emelonye film

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Precious ‘Mamazeus’ Nwogu

The comedian and actor will star in the lead roles for the film with working title ‘Hunt’.

'Hunt' BTS directed by Obi Emelonye [Obi Emelonye)

UK-based Nigerian filmmaker Obi Emelonye is currently in Nigeria filming his first project of 2021.

'Hunt' BTS directed by Obi Emelonye [Obi Emelonye)

Principal photography recently kicked off for the film produced by Joy Odiete for Blue Pictures Entertainment and executive produced by Odinaka Emmanuel Offia.

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Written by Emelonye, ‘Hunt’ follows Josiah (Josh2funny) and Joseph (Jidekene Achufusi), two down-on-their-luck friends who share a room in a run-down part of Gwagwalada, Abuja.

'Hunt' BTS directed by Obi Emelonye [Obi Emelonye)

When Josiah’s wife, Lucy (Oma Iyasara) arrives without notice and with their three daughters, Joseph 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 thus sparking a game of cat and mouse with Diokpa tracing the two Joes all the way to Lagos where they have become the biggest boys in town.

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'Hunt' BTS directed by Obi Emelonye [Obi Emelonye)

‘Living In Bondage: Breaking Free’ star Jidekene first teased fans with photos of himself and co-star Josh2funny shared on Instagram early this week.

‘Hunt’ is Emelonye’s first film since his award-winning 2020 cyber crime thriller ‘Black Mail’ with OC Ukeje in the lead role.

The filmmaker is also in Nigeria for the premiere of his inspirational film ‘The Oratory’. The film began its world premiere across 16 countries months ago and is finally in Nigeria for two premieres slated to hold in Lagos and Abuja.

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