My Name is Kadi
Aisha Mohammed, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Kenneth Okolie, Vincent Opurum, Tina Mba, Sylva Oluchy, Josephine Ramos,
A mother is on the quest to heal her daughter’s youthful exuberance, whilst battling with her out of control attitude the daughter decides to leave and live life by her own rules.
The scene post breakup where she is on the floor doing a terrible rendition of Usher's "Burn"
Funny at times
I have no clue what I just watched. So I am going to try and articulate it as best as I possibly can.
My Name is Kadi follows a confused young lady named Kadi, played by Aisha Mohammed who is also the producer and EP of this movie. In the first few scenes she is bailed out of jail by her mother and then thrown out of the house when her lack of remorse becomes apparent. She then moves in with two of her friends and looks out the window where she sees a hot stud, played by Kenneth Okolie. After this vision she makes it her aim to sleep with him, which she does and consequently this scene follows.
Afterwards she meets a new man who proceeds to turn this film into a semblance of The Taming of the Shrew. And it works! But just when she’s reformed and you think the storyline is over, we are shown our male lead preparing for a wedding to a woman who is not Kadi. To say that I was confused at the end of the movie does not even begin to cover it. The only way I can justify the level of devolution that happened at the end of this movie is by saying that the editor had to cut out a lot of scenes to keep it within the allotted 105 min run-time.
For any other movie, this series of events would be enough confusion to subject your audience through! But that’s not it in this film. There is more.
In the first few scenes we are introduced to our female lead – Aisha Mohammed. And unless you confuse brute force for acting chops, it is apparent that home girl is not necessarily the most skilled at acting. Aisha manages to pull off some very comical scenes sand that’s what keeps the movie going from start to finish.
There are some very nice shots in this film as well as some equivalently confusing shots and this seems to be the theme of this film – confusion! So I will just stop it right here and say this, “dear people trying to break into nollywood, let’s be honest with ourselves. If you know you can’t act, just pay the actors to act for you and be the producer or executive producer in peace. If you must act realize your own limits, if you must produce please also realize your own limits.”