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A Heartwrenching yet Heartwarming Family Tale – ‘Holding Hope’ set to premiere in July



The trailer for eagerly anticipated Nollywood movie, Holding Hope has just hit the web. The Royal Arts Academy production was written by Uche Jombo, Emem Isong and Uduak Isong Oguamanam.
One of the reasons the movie has elicited so much buzz is because this is the dramatic role which Uche Jombo lost a significant amount of weight to play. There has been some talk that Uche delivered “the performance of her career” as a downtrodden cancer patient.

According to the official movie synopsis, “Mrs Badmus is dying of cancer, her son Sidney, is living life on the fast lane. Mrs. Badmus toiled hard to build her empire and won’t let her irresponsible son crash it so she leaves a will with a condition that Sidney must obey or inherit nothing.”

The movie was shot in Nigeria and the United States of America. It stars Nadia Buari, Uche Jombo, Desmond Elliot, Ngozi Nwosu, Biola Williams and Rukky Sanda.
Emem Isong, Uche Jombo and Desmond Elliot were Executive Producers of the project.

‘Holding Hope’ is set to premiere later this month alongside “Bursting Out“- another Royal Arts Academy movie.
Trust BN to be on the scene when that happens.
In the meantime, lets check out the trailer for “Holding Hope”.


  1. olatomi

    July 15, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    officially proud of nollywood….love d trailer hopefully the movie would be the bomb

  2. Ujubaby

    July 16, 2010 at 12:44 am


  3. other1

    July 16, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Can’t wait!!1

  4. blanchard

    July 16, 2010 at 2:54 am


  5. BKay

    July 16, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Nollywood is really climbing up the ladder however its the same characters we have everytime.
    It would be better if we have other characters besides Uche and Desmond.
    Dont get me wrong, they are fabulous but we need new faces or other old faces not the same faces in every movie.

  6. jess

    July 16, 2010 at 5:29 am

    OMG totally love this, fingers crossed. looking forward to the premiere. BN how do i get in for this? are the IVs out yet? how do i get mine? abi na only you wan go. lol! just messing with you

  7. Marian

    July 16, 2010 at 6:43 am

    enough of the tearing panties.

  8. PraiseO

    July 16, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Ok, hopefully d movie will make sense oh

  9. Steven Uka

    July 16, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I beleive it`s going to be one of the best movies from the Nollywood. I can`t wait to see it launched!

  10. Vivich

    July 16, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    In the trailer, at 1:19, is it just me or do others think it’s just plain amateur that in the year 2010 we still see those ‘2thousand-and-late’ flashes from a gun when the trigger is pulled?

  11. tato

    July 16, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    i can’t wait to see as well,very impressing

  12. Miz B

    July 16, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Trailer looks awsome! Believe the film will be even better!

  13. tinak

    July 19, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    i know nolly wood in fact bellanaija is going somewhere i cant wait to see this film launched

  14. susie brown

    July 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    the casting was poor.hw can uche be desmond,s mum.y was she wat is the theme behind the movie.

  15. kikilicious

    July 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Great Trailer. So happy to be Nigerian.So happy Nollywood comes from my country. You guys keep doing us proud. @ Susie brown, before you start hating, shouldn’t you get a little informed: Uche wasn’t desmond’s mum, there is no where in the trailer that it says that. Beef no go kill una!

  16. Miz B

    August 1, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Premiere of Holding Hope and Bursting Out is taking place at SilverBird Cinemas on 8/08/10! its going to be a ritzy, glitzy affair! Strictly by invitation. Red carpet 5pm -7pm premiere proper &pm prompt!

  17. Sunday

    August 6, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Wow. Nollywood can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to stealing another person’s work and passing it off as theirs. I’ve seen this movie before… when it was called The Ultimate Gift (2006). Check out the link I’m guessing this movie has been nigerianized in some way. I’m not hating, but shedding some light on an industry that prides itself on it’s creativity when this is clearly a rip-off of a much better movie. Yeah Hollywood and Bollywood borrow ideas, but not as blatantly as Nollywood. Perhaps they think no one’s paying attention. Oh, well… I won’t be spending one kobo on this crapfest!

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