December 2, 2023

The film marks Aigbe’s return to major cinema productions since Obsession.

By Helena Olori

Renowned Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has announced the release of her upcoming film, Ada Omo Daddy, billed to debut in cinemas in Nigeria on December 15, 2023. The film joins an array of family-friendly dramas coming to cinemas this festival season. 

“I am truly excited to share this beautiful story of love, family, betrayal, comedy and intense drama with you”, announced the actress-director via a post on Instagram. “It wasn’t an easy task to come up with a captivating storyline that has technical and thematic content, but with a dedicated team, we were able to achieve this”, she added.

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The upcoming title boasts an impressive lineup of veterans including the iconic “Oba” of King of Boys, Sola Sobowale, Fred Amata, Chiwetel Agu, and Charles Okafor, alongside emerging talents such as BBN reality star, Phyna, popular Instagram influencer, Nkeji Blessing, and many others.

Ada Omo Daddy to hit cinemas soon - Afrocritik


While the plot remains largely undisclosed, a video by Aigbe calling for monologue entries for a younger version of her character gives a glimpse into the storyline, with Morenikeji Gloria taking on the role of the younger Ada.

Ada Omo Daddy, which marks Aigbe’s return to major cinema productions since the 2022 thriller, Obsession, is teased as an entertaining movie with moral lessons suitable for all family members.

Mercy Aigbe - Ada Omo Daddy - Afrocritik
Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe - Ada Omo Daddy - Afrocritik

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The film, produced by Mercy Aigbe and directed by Akay Mason and Adebayo Tijani, recently wrapped up its principal photography with House of Secrets cinematographer, Barnabas “Barny” Emordi, serving as director of photography.

Ada Omo Daddy will be distributed by Cinemax Entertainment nationwide.

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