Nollywood Movie Review – “The Bling Lagosians”
The Bling Lagosians is Bolanle Austen-Peters directorial debut and follows the story of this Holloway family members, wealthy Lagos family members who are planning a lavish 51st birthday celebration of their matriarch, Mopelola Holloway (Elvina Ibru). However, once your household’s firm suddenly comes up on crisis that threatens to scuttle the birthday parties, the patriarch Akin Holloway (Gbenga Titiloye) desperately struggles to stay informed about the gaudy lifestyle they’re familiar with while still trying to preserve the organization afloat.
Primarily, I have to praise the promotion efforts of the manufacturers of The Bling Lagosians that triumphed from the biggest movie premiere out of Nollywood that happened at Filmhouse Cinemas Lekki.
Immediately, I watched that the synopsis and trailer for The Bling Lagosians, I could only imagine someone watching the success of Insane Loaded Asians and thinking, Hey! I think we are able to replicate this amount of wealth in a Nollywood film. To this degree, I have to give it to The Bling Lagosians since the degree of opulence and also flamboyance on display was unprecedented and over the top. All facets of this film involving the destinations, automobiles along with attires reeked of pure luxury dwelling and extravagance that pervades a family group with unparalleled riches from the City of Lagos.
Furthermore, the cast did a wonderful job depicting the well-heeled characters. I have to particularly note the operation of both Elvina Ibru who portrayed the archetypical upper-class matriarch using this much ease that she really became the character. Needless to say, Zaddy Gbenga Titiloye has been still an amazing”Sugardaddy” and Denola Grey played a character he was always meant to play. Also, the comic aid has been satisfactorily supplied by Broda Shaggi, Helen Paul and also Toyin Abraham however my standout support character will have to be both Alex Ekubo who oozed of humour and charm. I was really impressed with his own personality.
Having said that, when a film spends so much cash on focus and marketing on affluence and brilliance the storyline of the film suffers and that is what happened inside the Bling Lagosians. The storyline of the film had been rather convoluted as well as the effort to connect all of the subplots at the conclusion of the picture didn’t specifically jive. A couple of loose ends had been left hanging and also that left the film feel unresolved and unfinished.
Lastly, in its own search to become over the top so many personalities that were basically irrelevant into the development of the plot or no or little input into the management of the film have been released. This resulted in several insignificant or elongated scenes that influenced to the general joy of the movie.
Even the Bling Lagosians involves cinemas out of 28th June 2019, so if the ostentatious display of wealth is your thing and also you enjoyed Crazy abundant Asians, afterwards the Bling Lagosians is definitely going to amuse you however if you are not a lover of those types of films, I suggest that you skip that you as the storyline is rather hollow and unrealistic.
Watch the trailer below;