Today, I witnessed the first forty minutes of Mahmood Ali-Balogun’s eagerly-anticipated film, Tango with Me, at the press screening at Ozone Cinemas in Yaba. The film has been on Nollywood’s radar for months given Ali-Balogun’s astonishing investment of nearly N100 million into the production budget. The director shot on 35mm, hired equipment and crew from Los Angeles, and spent weeks in post-production in Bulgaria.
The film is fraught with tension as it documents the disintegration of a marriage between two newlyweds, played by Genevieve Nnaji and Joseph Benjamin. Other actors include Joke Silva, Ahmed Yerima, and Tina Mba.
Tango with Me is scheduled to open on April 22 in multiplexes in Lagos (Silverbird, Genesis, and Ozone), Abuja (Silverbird and Ceddi Plaza), and Port Harcourt (Silverbird).