|Directed by||Dare Olaitan|
|Produced by||Olufemi D. Ogunsanwo |
|Screenplay by||Dare Olaitan|
|Starring||Wale Ojo |
|Edited by||Seun Opabisi|
House Gabriel Studios
|Distributed by||FilmOne Distributions|
Ojukokoro: Greed, also known simply as Ojukokoro, is a 2016 Nigerian crime-heist comedy film starring an ensemble cast, which consists of Wale Ojo, Tope Tedela, Charles Etubiebi, Seun Ajayi, Shawn Faqua, Ali Nuhu, Somkele Iyamah, Emmanuel Ikubese and Afeez Oyetoro. It was written and directed by Dare Olaitan and produced by Olufemi D. Ogunsanwo.
The film's title refers to the greed that is palpable in all sectors of Nigerian society.
Olaitan wrote Ojukokoro in 2014 and it was his first complete screen-play. The film is ordered in chapters and considerable screen time is devoted to exploring the motivations of the diverse cast with an ironic combination of humor and strong violence.
Ojukokoro is widely regarded as a Nigerian Classic, with particular praise for its screen writing. The self-reflexivity, unconventional structure, and extensive homage and pastiche have led critics to describe it as the first true Nigerian film which KJM3 Distribution dubbing Olaitan, "Nollywood 3.0".
" Ojukokoro unwraps an intriguing tale about a money-strapped manager of a shady Petrol Station who decides to rob his employers, but along the line, finds out in a sudden twist that he is not alone in his ambition and that a good reason isn’t always a right one."
- Tope Tedela as Sunday
- Charles Etubiebi as Manager
- Wale Ojo as Mad Dog Max
- Seun Ajayi as Monday
- Ali Nuhu as Jubril
- Shawn Faqua as Rambo
- Somkele Iyamah as Sade
- Afeez Oyetoro (Saka)
- Emmanuel Ikubese as The Accountant
- Sammie Eddie as DJ
- Gbolahan Olatunde
- Kayode Olaiya (Aderupoko)
- Linda Ejiofor
- Kunle Remi
- Zainab Balogunfil
Ojukokoro was released in Nigerian Cinemas on March 17, 2017.
Ojukokoro screened at the Metrograph in New York in April from the 13–15 April 2018.
Overall the film has retained high scores across reviewers across the world. It holds an 8.3 rating on IMbD and has been credited with influencing the change in mainstream genre films in Nollywood and pushing the envelope with the use of local dialects.
Critics have noted the references to works by cinematic masters such as Tarantino, Guy Ritchie and Kurosawa.
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