Coming Soon: Joba

Joba is the highly anticipated, faith-based movie from Biodun Stephen. The movie is about the travails of a young couple, Mr. and Mrs. Oladiyun, battling between their marriage and faith.

The faith of a childless Christian husband is tried, especially when all fingers point to him as the cause of their childlessness. He must protect his wife who is on a suicide mission whilst managing to keep the faith.

On the story, Stephen said she was inspired on a drive home, listening to Jesu Joba by Psalmos Mobolaji featuring Tope Alabi, “the song spoke to me so much, I told God: show me the story and #Joba came to be. Every step of this film has been directed by God himself.”

Watch Joba’s first look trailer below

Although she is known for her romance stories, Biodun Stephen is not new to the faith-based genre, she also penned and directed the production-handicapped Glimpse.

While I am excited about Joba, I hope it is given, at least, a reasonable production budget, so it does look cinema worthy. Please, no repeat of Glimpse.

And while Biodun Stephen’s writing skills are top notch, her directing skills have not been convincing so far. So, I am hoping she wows this time around on all fronts – as a director and screenwriter.

It is a delight to see faith-based movies in our cinemas; they have been largely absent since the return of cinemas to the country and mostly go straight to VODs.

The movie stars Blossom Chukwujekue, Enado Odigie, Ronke Ojo, Chris Ihuewa, and Christine Osifuye. It starts showing in cinemas on 5th April 2019.

Tell me what you think about the “first look trailer” in the comment section.

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Daniel Okechukwu
Daniel is a Nollywood blogger; he discusses the latest happenings in the Nigerian Film Industry. His writings on Nollywood have appeared on Okayafrica, Africa is a Country, Konbini, and Culture Custodian.

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