Renowned filmmaker and actress, Toyin Abraham, has revealed that her latest film, ‘Malaika,’ is gearing up for release in the United Kingdom. Taking to Instagram, she announced that the film is scheduled to hit UK cinemas on Friday, January 5, 2023. The Independent Film Exhibition Consultancy (IFEC) will oversee the international distribution, with screenings set to commence at Odeon Cinemas. Specific details regarding the schedule and locations are expected to be disclosed later in the week.
As of the latest update from Film One Entertainment on December 30, 2023, ‘Malaika’ has achieved a significant milestone, grossing over ₦104.3 million in Nigerian cinemas. It stands among the top five highest-grossing Nollywood titles for the year 2023.
‘Malaika’ unfolds an emotional narrative, delving into the challenges faced by a married couple, portrayed by Toyin Abraham and Emeka Ike, dealing with fertility issues that strain their relationship. The film explores the lengths a woman is willing to go to find answers to her desire for a child.
Directed by Steve Sodiya, the movie features a stellar cast, including Ibrahim Chatta, Uzor Arukwe, Odunlade Adekola, Pelumi Olawuni, Taiwo Lyncett, Adesege Adeniji, and Ugandan entertainer Anne Kansiime.
While currently captivating audiences in Nigerian cinemas and already showing in Ghana, ‘Malaika’ has garnered significant excitement. Its upcoming release in the UK adds an international dimension, and the film’s reception abroad will be keenly watched in the coming weeks.