Jude Idada Set To Premiere ‘Kofa’ At AFRIFF 2022

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Updated November 5, 2022
A still from the movie 'Kofa' by Jude Idada.
A still from the movie ‘Kofa’ by Jude Idada.


Nigeria Prize for Literature winner and multi-award-winning filmmaker -Jude Idada, is set to premiere his feature film ‘Kofa’at the 11th edition of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), holding at the Landmark Events Centre, Oniru, Lagos from the 6th to 11th of November 2022.

Kofa is a psychological thriller about eight people who wake up in their underwear, to find themselves locked in a room. All they remember are their names. As an armed man comes in to pick them out, one after the other, they struggle to remember who they are, where they are and why they are there in order to marshal out an escape plan.

In speaking about the film, Jude Idada explains, “Kofa is a cinematic tour de force. The word Kofa means door in Hausa, thus thefilm is a metaphor of theclosed doors we repeatedly encounter in our lives and the length we go to open in them even when the odds are stacked against us.It uses semi nudity, gun violence, amnesia, entrapment, suspicion, scheming, death, and a racing clock, that races to a shocking twist and an explosive climax.”

It features the star-studded cast of Daniel Etim Effiong, Kate Henshaw, Ijeoma Grace Agu, Beverly Naya, Zainab Balogun, Enyinna Nwigwe, Shawn Faqua, Charles Etubiebi, Gina Castel, Udoka Oyeka, Bucci Franklin, Lucy Ameh, Carol King, Afeez Oyetoro, Achalugo Chioma Ilozumba, Paul Utomi, Femi Olayiwole, Folu Ogunkoya, Kiki Omelli, Wale Ojo, Eucharia Okoye, and Kola “Aderupoko” Olaiya.