So 2059! Nigerian Cinema goes Sci-Fi as futuristic movie KAJOLA gets set to premiere in July

We first heard about “Kajola” in late 2009 and the first thing we though was “hmm, different!”. Creating a Nigerian Sci-Fi movie is not an easy task, we have seen a few attempts in the past and though we respect the creativity and effort that went into it, they still fell short of their international counterparts.

According to the producers of this movie, “Kajola is the upcoming revolutionary action movie…Complete with stunning Hollywood style visual effects!” The movie is directed by Niyi Akinmolayan and produced by Adonis Production with visual effects by Anthill.
The movie stars a crop of new actors such as Adonijah Owiriwa and Keira Hewatch alongside Nollywood star, Desmond Elliot.
The movie will premiere in Lagos on the 30th of July 2010 and will show in cinemas around the country. There are also plans to take the movie around the world via film festivals and premieres.

You can read the synopsis and watch the trailer for the movie below. Definitely let us know what you think as well!

Synopsis
Kajola is the Yoruba word for commonwealth. In the year 2059, Nigeria becomes a totalitarian state. After a second civil war, the rich relocate to the Island areas of Lagos state and turn it into an ultra modern city. The war torn mainland of lagos state is disconnected and abandoned.
A rebel leader, Allen learns of a plot codenamed Kajola to build cities on the mainland and eliminate the remaining survivors. He leads a rebellion against the govt. And must be stopped by Yetunde, the police chief. Though mortal enemies, both discover that everything they thought they knew were nothing but lies.Its a story of love and lust and it heightens the fact that if we don’t deal with the segregation and negligence issues facing the country today, then our future is quite predictable because TOMORROW IS TODAY.

Watch the trailer for Kajola

Watch the ‘teaser’ for Kajola

50 Comments on So 2059! Nigerian Cinema goes Sci-Fi as futuristic movie KAJOLA gets set to premiere in July
  • jessy June 29, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    ha! lol……..LMAO

  • femmy June 29, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    lmao…it looks like a video game nt a sci-fi movie

  • THE AMAKA June 29, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    so many movies are coming out late June and early July.
    i’ve heard the buzz about this one, and will be waiting for when it comes out on DVD cause i can’t see it here in the states.
    and Desmond Elliot again. lol

  • Zara June 29, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    niceeee

  • Yinka June 29, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    But Why?!

  • missbonnie June 29, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    LMAO !!!! .. I can’t wait … this movie is gonna make me laugh like crazy ..

  • Ounje Mi June 29, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahaaaaaaaaa

  • jennietobbie June 29, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    lol @ femmy..that’s so sad:-)

  • madspy June 29, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    “There are also plans to take the movie around the world via film festivals and premieres”
    ABORT!! ABORT!!!

  • Ibo Omoge June 29, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    LOL…Mortal Kombat…anyway, brave move. Keep improving.

  • Anon June 30, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Is it by force!!!! Desmond Elliot looks stupid!!..lol..pchew!

  • gluve June 30, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Oh dear, this should b good….At least it’s better than ghana’s porn…

  • ronami June 30, 2010 at 12:30 am

    was this really necessary?….. as in seriously is this a joke?

  • Theresa June 30, 2010 at 12:33 am

    Fellow Nigerians, lets show some support that they dared to dream big. We need to start appreciating our own, that’s the only way they can grow, remember Rome was not built in one day.

  • bella NAIJA POLICE June 30, 2010 at 12:47 am

    lol…..submit am to which international festivals?????……the volume is clipping in some scenes……the music is stock…..theres an unlicensed “kia” logo in it…..nigerians should stop trying to please the international community and work with what we have….theres numerous stories we could tell and not this…..I give them an A for trying though because if this is a hit in naija it will open more doors for more tries….but seriously this is ridik

  • CEO June 30, 2010 at 1:01 am

    pple lets at least appreciate the effort they have put into the work…its obvious its not the best sci-fi movie. hollywood didnt start off being so good( there were bit of flaws here and there). i personally think its a good thing they r trying to break away from the cliche of juju movies, uni movies, corrupt politicians etc. its all about being creative here. personally if i were in naija i would have gone to watch it. wish them all the best though in their world film festivals et al.

  • Myne Whitman June 30, 2010 at 1:19 am

    There is room for improvement but this is a great start.

  • Casual Bystander June 30, 2010 at 3:52 am

    This is commendable. I completely disagree with everyone that thinks this is funny. The technology George Lucas, the creator of star wars started with would be scoffed at today but he dared to give it a shot. Lets support these guys and hope their success will spur the industry to take it to the next level.

  • bimbim June 30, 2010 at 4:54 am

    pple!!!!!Pls appreciate and stop condemning…They ve tried!!!mind u,its their first attempt at somethg like this…Meanwhile dont just sit in ur houses and be condemning Nigerian things..Rather criticize in a civilized manner..
    obviously we all know there is room for improvement…Keep it up who ever wrote,produced and directed the movie…You can do better next time.

  • Toyin June 30, 2010 at 6:14 am

    LMBO @ madspy!
    Well, I commend their effort. It’s nice to see that producers are trying to break away from the same old nollywood plot of love, crime, romance etc, etc…

  • sexychichi June 30, 2010 at 6:24 am

    such a jk…..lmao!

  • fokasibe June 30, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Odikwa serious o! Can’t wait o jare….I like diversity so I’m all for it….Kudos to the brains behind this….

  • gggirl June 30, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Sexy Chichi No, what is a joke is the fact that someone has lived abroad for 7 years working the same receptionist job and and can’t save 1,000 dollars if her life depended on it. The joke is that this person will never contribute anything to the world around her because she has become so bitter and resigned to the fact that she will be nothing but someone who sits around reading about other peoples achievements for the rest of her natural life

  • Ronnie June 30, 2010 at 8:32 am

    gggirl,thought provoking words there!

  • dorian June 30, 2010 at 9:36 am

    It’s difficult not to laugh when you watch this, but one has to remember that it is an original effort by a Nigerian filmmaker. I commend the producer for taking a risk and not making another movie full of Ini Edos. However a couple of things caught my attention;

    1. At 0.55 minutes in the trailer, that womans weave looks dodgy at best. I would have thought that by 2059, most Lagosians would be able to afford Brazilian or maybe Martian hair.

    2. At 0.54 mins. in the same trailer, the producer gives us a great view of an African behind which is something I never thought we would still have by 2059, what with the Callista Flockhart-ization of our women these days. So a few reasons to be optimistic then !

  • Najificent June 30, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Abegy….me im impressed jore, it just shows that we are trying new things and pushing the boundries. I just wish they would pay more attention to sound and sound tracks…we have a million producers out there….cant they get one to work on their movies? but kudos to them…i know im gonna watch it…even if its on par with universal soldier 25….this one was made in naija…

  • toya June 30, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    is this a bleeding joke,,,,how can be encourgae mediorcrity, we havent even masters the drama’s or the action movies before diving into sci-fi movies….

  • dontbother June 30, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    if they dont do, all of you complain, if they do, you still complain. nigerian cinema has issues, but it will frow. if u cant contribute to the development and decide to be an arm-chair critic to join the world and laugh at us, the GO HUG A TREE!!! until then, i give my support to anything that seeks to make the industry better. every industry has its shortcomings. dont rub it in. i’m sure all of you dont know nothing about the film-making process. if the rest of the world mocks us, are we also to mock ourselves?

  • A! June 30, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    well, it wasn’t so bad, but you can’t help but laugh while watching.

  • cjs June 30, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    please dont show this to the world, we are not there yet, be patient, we cant be as good as hollywood in less than 20 yrs. This is a nigerian movie not an international movie.

  • THE AMAKA July 1, 2010 at 3:18 am

    @dontbother, i agree

  • avari July 2, 2010 at 6:01 am

    EXCUSE YOU ALL WELL WISHERS TO THIS MEDIOCRITY!!!!!! WTF?! NOLLYWOOD MAKES BILLIONS EVERY YEAR, THEY CAN ASK FOR SPONSORSHIP TO PAY TOP COMPUTER WIZARDS AND STUNT MEN AN ALL THAT BUT NO… THEY WOULD RATHER USE 100, 000 DOLLARS TO MAKE A MOVIE EXPECTING 100 MILLION BACK… SO NO I DO NOT COMMEND THIS CRAP… I AM AT AWE AT THIS. THE FACT THAT THEY LOOK AT IT AND SAY YES THIS IS PRODUCABLE… WE HAVE NOT PERFECTED THE ACTORS… EVEN THE ROMANCE MOVIE WE DO EVERYDAY IS NOT GOOD, THEY ARE DOING SCI-FI WITH VIDEO GAME ROBOTS…. PLEASE DO NOT EVEN RELEASE IT IN NAIJA… ITS NOT NECESSARY!

  • Teris July 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    it’s been said that some goals are so noble, it is glorious even to fail…

    if this piece wud do an about turn for the drawing board, it wud indeed count as glorious.
    seriously.

    i am impressed with the idea sha, the concept of a futuristic naija: that we wud be able to harness that much technology, NEPA not an issue (and yes, i did notice the crushed bridges and theater–poor story continuity and visualisation. a couple of reasons among tons why this shud do an about-face for the drawing board).

    nos. 4, 12,14… get real…this is crap!
    but it may just be good enough to get young ppl to start thinking, let them download it, use cheap vid-recorders and pirated software to tweak this in their dorm rooms… and see if something worth burning my browsing hours over wont surface in the next couple of years.

    otherwise, i’m with no. 1: ROTFL LMAO!!! ha ha ha ha. some ppl have got to be warned about this.

  • NollywoodEntertainmentPortfolios.com July 3, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Looks like a cheap video game made for college experiment. At least they are going out of their comfort zone to explore different kind of stories rather than the usual juju medicine man.

  • Ndy July 5, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    am sorry but the computer graphics are a joke, it does look like a really bad video game, bad as in, video games are now better looking and more real, the explosions and the fight scenes are a mess. why not stick to what we know and try and improve the dialogue, story line, production and editing of the regular movies that we have been making already. Am a bit ashamed that they would allow this movie to be released.

  • Anon July 12, 2010 at 3:13 am

    I’m IMPRESSED!!!!!!!
    It certainly isn’t “The Matrix” standard, but at the same time, it’s amazing that someone….
    A fellow Nigerian like me and you….
    Actually had a concept, and idea, and bravely saw it through to the end.
    The graphics might not be what we’re used to seeing, thanks to Hollywood,
    BUT,
    It certainly has an interesting plot, and the acting (done by humans and not computers) did seem very believable.
    I feel like it was only yesterday that I saw movies like Evil Dead, and ET….
    I bet some of you reading this grew up watching Dr. Who (the original one oh).
    Go watch one episode of it, and come back and leave your comment here!
    It certainly isn’t “The Book of Eli” standard….
    But,
    Who knows?
    Maybe in 2059, Nigeria would be producing internationally competitive Sci-Fi Movies,
    And maybe professors and students in Nigeria would rate this movie a classic!

    I commend the people behind this for taking the initiative!
    Y’all should encourage your people jare.

    …….and if you still think the movie sucks, then….. go make your own, and see how easy it is to believe in yourself.

  • Ogbeni July 20, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    This is commendable and I mean COMMENDABLE!!
    Where really do you expect these guys to start from?
    So many factors are working against the movie industry in
    Nigeria…and even us all!

    Hollywood movies like WOLVERINE, KNOWING, FRIDAY THE 13TH, etc
    were flops in 2009 in terms of character set, visual effects
    and so on. So what are we talkin about here??????

    Well, I already told my babe to make plans for the premiere,
    we’re seeing this together. Thats my only support for them.

    If a little profit can be realised from this, the producer will be
    encouraged to take some steps further in the next movie…thats
    how it works!

  • Nefertity July 22, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    look, whatever it is that u guys are saying, whether u call it mediocrity
    or whatever, lets all face the facts that we are all what i would call
    Medio- CRITICS. ah AH! Haba, lets at least believe in the realisation of one of
    our dreamz………………….(naija the proud mother of africa’s first sci-fi) i have sooooooo much faith in this country, so instead of ppl telling others not to watch it, just take my advice and go to the cinema
    with a good mind that you could either be really disappointed or just be happi dat uv watched naijas
    first sci-fi, in your tym, its not an easy thing oooooooooooooh!

  • Mattewmatics July 27, 2010 at 10:18 am

    na wao. this people neva even finish to act action movie na sci-fi dem go bite.
    i think they r biting more than they can chew. even Bollywood neva try am.

  • kayfun July 27, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    We keep hoping that Nigeria would one day become a well developed country; how do you expect we get there??? Just in 1 try?? Life is in stages my people and as the popular saying goes ‘rome wasnt built in a day’. I feel we should criticize positively if at all we want to say anything. these are people that must have done some research on how to improve the entertainment industry in nigeria. Question is, have you contributed anything to the growth and development of Nigeria?? If you havent; pick a sector and see what you can do. Please let us encourage this pips and give them ideas on improvement. Showing this across the world via festivals is not to tell the world that we are there; just to let them no that we have improved and will continue to. Laugh all you want. Nigeria would get there you could either jon the race or sit and laugh…whichever way, there is no stopping us.

  • saw July 31, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    i was part of this movie and i can appreciate the effort and dedication that went into this. If u .I believe we can do better, but for a start, this is great. to all u lazy bones sitting somewhere in a wooden 2-bed apartment block in US or UK and u are criticizing this, my question to u is what have u attemted to do for ur country to make it better? If u all hav brains u will think and stop trying to pull down people that are giving their best for their country.

  • kabloski August 8, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Go watch original versions of king kong, clash of the titans, and star wars before criticizing this effort. Those were world acclaimed in their day. It’s all about the hype guys. So make it positive.

  • Jonathan August 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Hey, it may not be perfect, but it’s a long-awaited start

  • Dosk September 7, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    8/100. A fine mess as usual.Disgusting.Do these guys see what other countries are putting out in terms of TV programming?AND they call this FILM???!!!!????!!???And what is that about what George Lucas started with?Dude,have u seen what George Lucas started with?I can tell you that it wasn’t ANYTHING to scoff at at the time.Ps research properly b4 making such comments.Nigeria has great actors,its the special effects people that need more skill.The producers also need more patience,as they can set some really impossible deadlines sometimes.Going by our music videos,this is really not up to measure.We should stop telling them they’re trying,its about time we got the bang for our buck,the Nigerian film ‘Industry’ didnt start yesterday.

  • dr freak January 7, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    why cant u guys just be appreciative for once. These guys did their best. N i know beta are coming. D way most of u r behaving is just an aberration. Can u guys laughing make a movie as gud as dis? If u r jealous go down d road an hug a transformer.

  • shinainai May 9, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Lmbao

  • OSMOSIS March 7, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    You know what? I found this film’s trailer by ACCIDENT–the same way I always find unique entertainment, that otherwise would be overlooked by this prejudiced machine called “hollywood”. When someone mentioned in a newspaper that Nigeria has (probably) the THIRD LARGEST FILM INDUSTRY IN THE WORLD–right behind India and America, with Japan coming in 4th!!–as a black man, I was curious. So, what I did is what I always do when I search for a foreign movie industry: search for Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Action (a.k.a. ‘the “B” industry), because these are the most universal of themes. Sho’Nuff–we got NIGERIAN SCI-FI!! Yea, so the SPFX are ‘bargain basement’ by Hollywood standards–but, WHO CARES!! It’s the AMBITION that draws me (just like when I was a kid loving the original Japanese Sci-Fi–AMBITION!). It also helps that films like this have the backing of thousands of years of legend/myth/story behind them, as opposed to being some bland “Military Promo” crap that passes for modern US Sci-Fi. Also—it’s from The Motherland. WHY Sci-Fi?! Because films like this break the STEREOTYPE of Africa that this country (America) feeds its youngsters and adults. I’ll take a film like THIS anyday. So, it’s good for a beer party or two–but, that’s the point. I’m not looking for high art–that will come later. I want to see the window the shows us the ambition and imagination of The Motherland. So, yea—I want to SEE this film. Hell—I want to BUY a DVD, if possible.

  • Loveday May 30, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Can someone please upload this movie on a site we can download???
    I’ve heard lots about this movie “KAJOLA” and i’m in Nigeria and i’ve not watched it.
    Please Nigerians, we are entitled to the “web” *Lets Make Use of it.
    -thANks!!!

  • Loveday June 16, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Please!!!
    i need a download link for this movie.
    Cuz i’ve checked and can’t find it in shop in rivers state.

  • patrick Phiri February 4, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Sometimes we do not need to do things emotionally. Getting carried out with dreams. We need patience to drive us to the right time and event.

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