The Delivery Boy, a Nigerian movie about the fight against Boko-Haram insurgency is now showing on the Netflix platform.
In a statement made available to Premium Times, Adekunle, ‘Nodash’ Adejuyigbe who wrote and directed the award-winning flick, explained that his idea was to create something that the world would want to hear his zeal for telling original and homegrown Nigerian stories inspired him to shoot ‘Delivery Boy’ multiple times in 2015 and 2016 to perfect the work.
“We carefully crafted this film for people like you. Really share your opinion about the topics addressed in the film. You just might say something that the world needs to hear. We are listening,” his statement read.
“If you are not familiar with Netflix party, it’s a really cool application where you can watch a movie with a group of people at the same time and have a virtual chat going on through the film,” he noted.
The Delivery Boy movie was produced by Something Unusual Studios and bagged 12 nominations at the 2019 Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA).
Inspired by true events, The Delivery Boy movie tells the tale of Amir, a teenage orphan-turned suicide bomber and a young female prostitute. While Amir has a bomb vest strapped underneath his clothes, his new female friend has a motive. They both find themselves in an unusual association as they get stuck in hiding. It turns out to be a long night as they realize that they must help each her to reach their personal goals and survive.
The Delivery Boy movie which is one hour, six minutes long, is directed by Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuyigbe and stars Jemima Osunde, Ibrahim Jammal, Chris Iheuwa, Charles Etubiebi, Kehinde Fasuyi and Jude Chukwuka.
In Kunle Ajao’s review of the delivery boy movie, he noted that the film’s grit stands on its ability to deliver so much for reason in such a short time.
“The Delivery Boy manages, in just about an hour, to give us many good things to see and dissect, and highlights issues in this country. We see opportunism when Nkem finds out that the kind of person Amir is, but doesn’t care, so long as she gets rewarded for giving him directions. Then Nkem finds out that the hospital that Amir is sent to bomb is the one in which her brother currently unconsciously resides, and starts to care, highlighting selfishness and self-interest.”
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You can watch The Delivery Boy movie on Netflix here, but see the trailer of the award-winning movie, below:
About the Filmmaker, Adekunle, ‘Nodash’ Adejuyigbe
Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuyigbe, is a Nigerian Filmmaker and Producer who has played the roles of producer and executive producer for several TV documentaries, short films and commercials for international organisations. He is said to be one of the most sought-after cinematographers of the new Nigerian Cinema.
Nodash launched his career with TV networks as writer, producer, and director of TV shows and documentaries. He grew in the ranks to become the Creative Director and Head of Production of the TV network before leaving to start Something Unusual Studios, his film production company.
He was shortlisted in 2015 as one of the 21 Cinematographers from all over the globe to take part in the exclusive, strictly-by-invitation Cinematography Master Classes organised by the Berlin Film Festival, Germany. Since then, he has since become a household name and the go-to for technical support for the best films to come out of Nigeria.
With The Delivery Boy movie, Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe asserted himself as the critically acclaimed movie screened in 4 continents to brilliant reviews and won the best Nigerian Film Award at the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) 2018.
Adejuyigbe has also won other awards with commendations for his skills in filmmaking.