Following a distribution deal made with Vertical Entertainment, “Nigerian Prince”, a debut feature film made by the Nigerian filmmaker, Faraday Okoro, will premiere in US theaters on October 19, 2018.
According to a press release,”Nigerian Prince” is expected to get a limited theater release and will only be available for on-demand viewing on October 19.
According to the movie, a Nigerian Prince follows Eze, a recalcitrant first generation Nigerian-American teenager, and his cousin, Pius, a desperate Nigerian Prince scammer.
After Eze’s mother sends him to Nigeria against his will, Eze retaliates by teaming up with Pius to scam unsuspecting foreigners in order to earn money for a return ticket back to America.
Okoro’s project made the headlines when it became the first winner of the AT&T; Untold Stories prize which awarded him $1 million dollars to produce the film with mentorship from the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Institute.
“Nigerian Prince” boasts of stars such as Antonio J. Bell, Chinaza Uche and Tina Mba, with Spike Lee and Biyi Bandele as its executive producers. Oscar Hernandez and Bose Oshin produced the film. Faraday Okoro is credited as the director, producer and screenwriter, while Andrew Long is his co-screenwriter.