Renowned Nigerian fashion designer Deola Sagoe
has made her Nollywood debut in a movie titled
October 1, produced by ace film maker, Kunle
Afolayan. Ms Sagoe is playing the role of Funmilayo
Ransom Kuti, the late mother of late Afrobeat
musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
October 1 Synopsis
It’s September 1960, and with Nigeria on the verge
of independence from British colonial rule, a
northern Nigerian Police Detective, DAN WAZIRI, is
urgently despatched by the Colonial Government to
the trading post town of Akote in the Western
Region of Nigeria to solve a series of female
murders that have struck horror in the hearts and
minds of the local community. On getting to Akote,
more murders are committed, and with local
tension high and volatile, Waziri has a race on his
hands to solve the case before even more local
women are killed.
Set against the backdrop of the national
celebratory mood of the impending independence,
Waziri is pulled into a game of cat and mouse as he
and the killer try to outwit each other… leading to
the climatic end in which the life of a popular local
female teacher and village belle, TAWA, is held in
the balance. Waziri has to race against the clock to
capture the killer, save Tawa and solve the crime
before the British flag is lowered and the Nigerian
flag raised on Independence Day… October 1st.
See behind the
scene photos below….