The film, initially set to be released in cinemas in August 2022, was scooped up by the streaming service and is set to be released on the 23rd of June, 2023.
By Hope Ibiale
Biodun Stephen’s Sista, one of the most anticipated film releases of 2023, has gotten a release date on one of the major streaming platforms, Amazon Prime Video. The film, initially set to be released in cinemas in August 2022, was scooped up by the streaming service and is set to be released on the 23rd of June, 2023.
Written and directed by Stephen, the movie follows a single mother’s sacrifice to protect her children from her past when their father comes back into their lives and attempts to steal their children’s attention to himself. It’s a story of love, betrayal, and sacrifice.
Sharing her inspiration for the movie, the writer and director told Saturday Beats, “Sista was a project that was inspired by me being a mother. I also thought about my mother, who raised me single-handedly. The film reminds us of the sacrifices our parents have made for us and that we should appreciate them.“
Sista will join other Nigerian films like Brotherhood, The Trade, Beyond the Veil, Country Hard, Gangs of Lagos, King of Thieves, Juju Stories, and many others to entertain movie lovers on the streaming platform.
The movie features a star-studded cast in the lead roles of Deyemi Okanlawon, Kehinde Bankole, and Bisola Aiyeiola. Other actors featured are Tope Olowoniyan, Ronke Oshodi Oke, Chiamaka Uzokwe, Chris Iheuwa, Adeoluwa Akintoba, Blessing Jessica Obasi, Chimezie Imo, Blessing Jessica Obasi, and Adedamola Adewale.
Biodun Stephen is a Nigerian film director, writer, and producer specialising in romantic drama and comedy films. After making her debut in 2015 with The Visit, Stephen has gone on to make movies like Tiwa’s Baggage, Breaded Life, Picture Perfect, Ovy’s Voice, The Wildflower, Looking for Baami, and many others. Recently, she announced the release of a new film titled Big Love, which stars Timini Egbuson, Bimbo Ademoye Shaffy Bello, Jaiye Kuti, and many others.