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‘Sylvia’ was a baptism of fire – Ekene Mekwunye recalls on film’s 3rd anniversary


Recalling his filmmaking expertise on the supernatural thriller’s third anniversary, Mekwunye revealed that the manufacturing which was his characteristic movie debut was a ‘baptism of fire’ however one he stays most grateful for.

“‘Sylvia’ was my first expertise making a characteristic movie and because the producer, it was a baptism of fire but it surely made me a higher storyteller as we put collectively, piece by piece, to make what turned out to be a masterpiece. I’m ever so glad to have been an integral half of that life altering journey and really feel so blessed. Thanks to Trino Studio for trusting me with their first characteristic movie,” Mekwunye mentioned.

The spellbinding thriller written by Vanessa Kanu and directed by Daniel Oriahi grew to become an immediate hit shortly after it premiered in cinemas on September 21, 2018. The enchanting story facilities on the uncanny bond between Richard Okezie (Chris Attoh) and his lifelong imaginary good friend Sylvia (Zainab Balogun).


Following its theatrical launch, ‘Sylvia’ acquired a number of accolades together with an Africa Movie Academy Awards nomination, an AMVCA nomination and 7 Golden Movie Academy Awards nominations. ‘Sylvia’ is presently streaming on Netflix and Prime Video.

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