CAST: Mercy Johnson, Chika Ike, Halima Abubakar, Rukky Sanda, Olu Jacobs, Michael Godson
”The Seekers” is a movie about four young ladies who left Jos for Port Harcourt in the wake of the crisis that engulfed their hometown. Yvonne (Chika Ike), Judith (Mercy Johnson), Doris (Rukky Sanda) and Chioma (Halima Abubakar) all choose the kind of lifestyle they want to live as they left home.
The quartets are far from becoming victims of political or ethnic crisis rather, they become victims of themselves.
Yvonne as the leader and smart one went ahead to steal from men she slept with to provide a better life for her friends.
As they settled in Port Harcourt, the duo of Yvonne and Judith quarreled and that signaled the beginning of a huge rivalry and war between the ladies as to who is the most desirable to men in the city.
The competition brewed jealousy and hatred which resulted into blackmail in a bid to outsmart the other. Not even Chioma or Doris could restore the friendship they once shared as both ladies were bent on destroying the other.
The battle line is drawn as Judith and Yvonne fight to finish .They both vent their anger and carry out deadly acts on themselves, not knowing that it will affect those they truly love.
“The Seekers” is about how some young ladies always want to play the fast one to get rich and be recognised among their circle of friends and the society at large. It comes with a strong message and caution about greed, envy, wickedness, pride and the love of money, which is said to be the root of all evil.
As is common with most Nollywood movies, the movie characterised poor acting from the actors. It was either they were overdoing or underacting.
The lightning was so poor and scenes shot at night required straining of the eyes to see. The music overshadowed some dialogue in the film and the set was noisy. Some scenes where the actors had to scream constituted a lot of noise and practically drowned their voices that it was difficult to understand them.
A major flop in the movie, which should have been edited, is the scene where Judith asks Doris to accompany her to go check out a landed property. Judith woke her up from sleep insisting that it was daybreak already but the next scene showed the two ladies out in the dead of the night.
The stereotype of calling someone an Alhaji and the accent he produces when he speaks is so ridiculous. It makes one wonder, what happened to mimicking or rehearsing for the role to perfectly depict the character?
Low budget movie in a bid to produce lots of film that would flood the market must be checked as it sounded as though the actors were reading the script from a projector.
Sometimes one gets lost in the continuity of the film, which in my opinion, was done almost hap hazardly. It required more concentration to understand the movie as it progressed.
The appearances of some actor perhaps in a bid to add more seriousness to the movie was totally lost. An instance, is the part where Olu Jacobs acts as chief Tonye, Yvonne’s boyfriend.
There is an array of ridiculous costumes that promotes nudity, poor locations and bad scripts. Phonetics that ridicule the Nigerian accent were also dominant.
The movie ended with a strong warning on how not to attribute some misfortunes that are caused by our selfish nature as the will of God.
Although the entire package is a good story intended to teach morals, it was told in a bad way.
The movie characterised strong languages, nudity and some sexual scenes.
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