TWO BRIDES AND A BABY…… IS THIS MERCY JOHNSON’S STORY?

In a couple of months, precisely on the 17th of November 2011, the much awaited movie, Two Brides and a Baby will be premiered amidst pomp and pageantry. In anticipation of the movie which has already gotten 12 nominations in its kitty from the Best of Nollywood Awards (BON), the grapevine has been agog and tongues have ceaselessly wagged over the similarity in the story line and that of the incidents leading to the recent wedding of sultry actress Mercy Johnson.

Some have even sworn to the high heavens that it is the true life
story of Mercy Johnson whose wedding plans to Prince Odianosen Okojie almost crashed when a woman showed up from the blues claiming she was legally married to Prince Odi with children to show.

For those who have seen the movie, the uncanny resemblance between the female lead Keche played by Keira Hewatch and Mercy Johnson coupled with the sequence of the unfolding drama makes it too much of a coincidence.

When the producer of the movie, Blessing Effiom Egbe was contacted on the veracity of the stories flying round, she declined commenting on the issue, saying movie lovers would have to wait to see the movie to confirm their curiosity.

Two Brides and a Baby is a beautifully crafted romantic comedy about Keche and Bankole whose plan to work down the aisle was jeopardized by the emergence of the other woman. Chains of Events within 24-hours spiral the ‘perfect relationship’ out of control and the two must
weigh whether to risk the moment or stake the future on what they feel.

The characterization is highly commendable with its unusual blend of tested and trusted hands like Stella Damasus, Kalu Ikeagwu and the producer Blessing Effiom Egbe sharing the centre stage with Keira Hewatch ,, O.C. Ukeje, Chelsea Eze and Okey Uzoeshi, perhaps the most
intriguing part is that no one outshone the other as their was a balance in their individual roles.

Blessing Effiom- Egbe though once a model who has traipsed the runway with international super models has come to stay and is in Nollywood for the long haul. This is not the first time out for the thespian as a producer as The Rivals which she co-produced with her friend and
colleague Omoni Oboli won the Best International Drama 2007, at the New York International Film Festival. Other movies she has featured in include, African Queen, The Vow, Before the Vow, After the Vow and Walking the Lane.

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