Naija Style Secondary School Adventure makes its way to the Big Screen in “ZR-7″ – The Movie

Posted on Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 6:12 PM

By BellaNaija.com


A new crop of young filmmakers are emerging in the Nigerian film industry and in 2011, we expect to see a selection of quality films from these talented young filmmakers.
ZR-7 is a film by Udoka Oyeka and Olufemi Ogunsanwo of Applegazer & KarmaCause Productions.
The movie features a cast of upcoming actors including Ife Komolafe and Yakubu Abashiya alongside Nollywood veteren,Norbert Young.

Here is the synopsis of ZR-7

TJ is a young man in his late twenties, the first draft of his book titled ZR-7 is long overdue for the publisher to review. He decides the entire draft will be recorded on a tape recorder and only his butler (Alphonso) is an actual witness, he begins to tell his story as the action comes alive.

The story is a classic life of boarding school adventure involving TJ with six of his friends (Rolly-D, Chiedu, UK, Tokunbo, Femi & James) while in JSS 1 (7th grade). The boys are initially shocked by all the hoops they have to jump in order to survive teachers, prefects, wicked seniors, dining hall food, thieves, cutting grass, washing toilets, puppy love and all the other regular experiences anyone in a Nigerian boarding school would experience. But when TJ and the boys accidentally see a man and two female students in an uncompromising position, what they do with that information is not their only problem in school, but the resulting scandal would change their lives far beyond their wildest dreams…

The movie is scheduled for release in 2011. While “university campus life” is often explored in Nollywood movies, secondary school seems to be placed on the back burner. Anyone who attended secondary school in Nigeria especially as a “boarder” surely has lots of tales and adventures to share, therefore this is a great area for films to explore. Glad that ZR-7 is exploring this subject and we are looking forward to experiencing the movie when it is released in 2011.

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  • 21 Comments on “Naija Style Secondary School Adventure makes its way to the Big Screen in “ZR-7″ – The Movie”

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    • prasioe January 20, 2011 at 8:20 PM

      first to commnet..lol
      looking forward to see the movie
      Haba, boarding days in secondary schl innaija is memorable

    • Sarah January 20, 2011 at 8:56 PM

      Wow seems like an interesting movie…looking forward to it!!

    • M. Fattah. January 20, 2011 at 10:36 PM

      I have an unfinished book on a closely related theme. Ouch!

    • Ready January 20, 2011 at 10:50 PM

      Awww…how cute..look at the checkered housewears, the uniforms, and the wowo hostels. I’m sure Shaggy girls, IJ-kids, and many federal boarding school kids can relate.
      Big plus: there was no yelling in the trailer, omo see step up in Naija movies.

    • randommer January 20, 2011 at 11:07 PM

      eh those are some school girls indeed.

    • Toks Ogun January 21, 2011 at 3:53 PM

      Wow That looks like a good movie on a topic rarely covered in Nollywood. Nice.

    • O ga oh January 21, 2011 at 7:26 PM

      shaggy girls…..no doubt!

    • Chipii January 21, 2011 at 10:39 PM

      I wud love to watch this! Funny enough, just yesterday, I was thinking of writing a script based on boarding school. I still will sha. Can’t wait to see what they done with this movie.

    • mary007 January 23, 2011 at 5:02 AM

      looks interesting

    • OderaIfy January 23, 2011 at 6:43 PM

      Oo! I would LOVE to see this film! Secondary school in a Naija boarding school is an invaluable experience mehn! (Grundtvig Sec. School, Anambra St. Class of 2007 represent!) :-)

    • dammylee January 24, 2011 at 4:12 AM

      Q.C girls can relate to this too.

    • Tosin January 24, 2011 at 6:12 AM

      UD….IFE…OMG!!!! Dallas Texas repping big time…BIG UPS Y’ALL!!! Can’t wait!

    • mo January 26, 2011 at 8:26 PM

      Can’t wait to see this one, it seems different

    • bash January 27, 2011 at 1:00 AM

      Good job to Femi and Ife…..

    • siddex February 5, 2011 at 6:15 PM

      wow for the first time a naija movie is actually portraying what really happens in nigerian movies

      • THE AMAKA February 5, 2011 at 6:57 PM

        Nigerian movies have been doing that for ages, that is nothing new.

    • Human Machinery February 12, 2011 at 1:01 PM

      Ah boarding house. cabin flakes andd soak. fun times for an aje butter like me.

    • ChiChi February 20, 2011 at 3:48 PM

      Trailer looks amazing and the story line sounds v interesting. Going to be a good one – looking forward to seeing this!!!! Great job to the talented crew

    • hoty March 10, 2011 at 1:27 PM

      i think the movie would be a hot flick cant wait for it to be out UD keep up d gud work

    • Sanmi LA July 11, 2011 at 6:40 AM

      Big ups to UD, Femi, Ola and Komo. Can’t wait 4 sure.

    • Miss_Charity August 25, 2011 at 2:00 PM

      OMG, this movie was shot in my Secondary School- Federal Government College Ilorin. Wasn’t quite sure till i looked closely at the window pane in the dining hall scene. Awwww, im all nostalgic and sh*t. Lool.
      I’m sure the movie is gonna be nice.