Senator Dino Melaye has made his movie debut in a new film, ‘Lemonade’.
The Nollywood movie, which set to premiere on December 11, 2019 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja, features notable actors like Linda Osifo, Mofe Duncan, among others.
The film also feature Kunleb Remi, Ayoola Ayobami, Real Warri Pikin, Chioma Idigo and Sean King.
‘Lemonade’ tells the story of a single mother’s determination to succeed, in the face of daunting challenges.
Shot by Joy Media Productions and directed by prolific filmmaker, Lummie Edevibe of Filmcorp, the movie evolves around an aspiring writer who finds the courage to leave an abusive relationship and pursue her own dreams without interference from male admirers.
Speaking on the challenges of bringing the script to life, the producer, Joy Idoko, who also starred in the movie, said she went through a lot of trouble to produce the movie.
“The script had to go through two different writers. Initially, I didn’t get what I was looking for. So I had to sit down to rewrite the script and edit it alongside the director it. It took almost two years to get the scripting right and to put together a talented cast and crew. The most challenging task was choosing a director to interpret the script.
“I must say the director of this movie did an amazing job. Our locations didn’t turn out as easy as I had expected and we had to go searching at the last minute. Finally, the fact that I had to juggle different roles on set, from playing the lead role, writing the script and producing the film, makes the whole journey an interesting one.”
Commenting on her decisions to produce the movie, she said her intention was to encourage Nigerians to come out of their comfort zones and messy situations to fulfil their dreams.