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Saidi Balogun & Kate Henshaw-Nuttall star in Eti Keta (Third Party) – The First “100% Ankara Movie”

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It has been labelled by the filmmaker as the first and only “100% Ankara Movie” ever produced. For actor/filmmaker, Saidi Balogun, his movie “Eti Keta” (Third Party) is beyond a movie, it is a labour of love and a celebration of our rich and diverse African culture. Saidi was inspired to produce the movie after the Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation challenged filmmakers to create movies that “complement our culture, promote tourism and preach the gospel of the made in Nigeria goods.”

Though the movie was filmed and screened in 2010, according to the filmmaker,  2011 is the year that “Eti Keta” will be unveiled to the world. The current plan is to enter the movie for international film festivals and roll it out for wide release in Nigerian cinemas.

In February 2011, a special screening of the movie was held at the Silverbird Cinema in Lagos. Saidi Balogun along with Kate Henshaw-Nuttall and other stars of the movie. Keeping with the 100% Ankara theme, all the cast members were dressed in ankara for the premiere.

The official synopsis of the movie describes “Eti Keta” as:

A modern story with different twists and turns. It is a story of impatience, man’s futile attempt at doing things outside of the divine will and the consequences involved.

A strong cast of actors headlined by Saidi Balogun and Kate Henshaw-Nuttall alongside Jide Kosoko, Olumide Bakare, Doris Simeon-Ademinokan, Bukky Ajayi, Eniola Olaniyan, Sola Kosoko, Sunkanmi Omobolanle and Ronke Oj0.

Check out the trailer and photos from the Silverbird screening.

“Eti Keta” Premiere – Silverbird Cinema Lagos – February 2011

Additional Information Source: The Nation Newspaper

56 Comments

  1. Tiki

    March 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Yay! First! brb with a real comment…

  2. makioba

    March 8, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh am first to comment…
    they r all looking good

    • FM

      March 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      pls go n wash ur face and come back and comment…gud ke?? hian

    • Dele

      March 10, 2011 at 5:50 pm

      I know you have eaten the fruit of good and bad, and know better, why not tell us what is bad about the movie and what is good about you enough for us to consider your opinion.

  3. makioba

    March 8, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    ooohhh hell no….

  4. Kayo

    March 8, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Funniest jide koksoko dialogue ever cant wait to watch it.

  5. Kayo

    March 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    funniest jide kosoko dialogue cant wait to watch

  6. cathy

    March 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    nice one.

  7. Anja

    March 8, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I’d watch this for the ankara alone!!!

  8. cathy

    March 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    nice one, @bella9ja una go dey giv price to 1st to comment ooo bcos people dey take am serious

  9. chioma

    March 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Kate Henshaw is Gucci!

    • Amaha

      March 8, 2011 at 11:35 pm

      This has me rolling!

  10. ginika

    March 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Nice….i hope its interesting

  11. ginika

    March 8, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    what language is the title?

  12. eleven

    March 8, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    wow nice… Nigeria doing it ANKARA style and almost every body wore ankara that’s our celebs really reppin us keep it up kate.. i love my country

    http://www.elleven45.blogspot.com

  13. flakky

    March 8, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    nice one………

  14. Chibaby

    March 8, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Kate is cute.

  15. Tiki

    March 8, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Oooh, that felt good! okay, I’m loving the blue kenté-ish ankara in pic 4, and the red in pic 10, If they are anything to go by, the ankara in the movie is to die for! Also, the movie looks to be an interesting one…just checked out the trailer and was intrigued – the action is the ‘closest-to-real’ I have seen in a home video! Will definitely be keeping an eye out for cinema guides with this one…

  16. Chibaby

    March 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    and I am happy some directors have taken the onwership of showing the beautiful side of Naija.

  17. Africhic

    March 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Who is the clown in the nude tights?

  18. swarovski

    March 8, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Helen Paul needs to be repackaged.. Who makes her dresses? jheezz… what inspires the hair styles too? kate Henshaw is adorable. too cute. the ankara idea is splendid. well thought of.

    • leke

      March 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm

      Is this one blind? Helen Paul that me I’m dying for. She looks simple yet gorgeous in that beautiful dress. I love Kate too – she’s superb!!!

  19. BC

    March 8, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Wow. I am liking the whole Ankara concept. Our people are finally getting it. nice!

  20. hellen

    March 8, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    this is nice, am loving the styles………………bubu u look good.

  21. Brittle Paper

    March 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Sound quality 0/100. If you can get the sound right in this day and age, you ‘re not supposed to be a movie maker. As in, why? When technology full ground. Every body and their mother has access to making quality movies. Mchewww!!!!!!!

    • Dele

      March 10, 2011 at 5:59 pm

      Constructive criticism would have made more sense. Reading out your post sound like your name, Paper. I know they’ll continue to move towards better performance in all angles as we are seeing them move forward. Its better to constructively criticize, than your own angle to it.

  22. TUSQI

    March 8, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    ITS NOT THE FIRST ALL ANKARA MOVIE, THE RIVALS WAS FIRST WAY BACK IN 2007.

  23. bee

    March 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    i don’t think it is the first full ankara movie though.. Modupe temi was 100% ankara too, nd its a Saheed movie

  24. Miss Face

    March 8, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Oh Kate! Always so classy…………….

  25. meee

    March 8, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Thats why & what I dnt understand about Yoruba movies.. must all the story line be about juju this & that? Believe me, someone who doesn’t know them well will think thats what they’re all about. The scriptwriters need to broaden their….
    just saying.

    1
    • Ayodeji

      March 9, 2011 at 10:18 am

      and do what? turn to sci-fi like their American counterparts. Abeg, make we hear word. This so-called juju is part of our traditions as Yorubas. Love it or leave it, some of us still practice it.

    • meee

      March 10, 2011 at 12:27 am

      well, no one is suggesting sci-fi here. Yes, it’s still a tradition but that cann’t be the ONLY thing revolving around their lives, is it? well…it just looks redundant, thats all.

    • Dele

      March 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm

      Can’t wait to have your own suggestions of story line. If they do love story, you’ll say PLEASE. If they do AKI and PAWPAW, you’ll saw AAAAAAWWW etc. Simply put, there’s nothing that can be produced here that you’ll appreciate. Just choose your best America movie, randomly. Then go to IMDB to look up more information on it under the GOOF and SPOILER section and see for yourselves that there is no such thing as perfect movie. They are improving. Lets not be so quick to judge because we are the one with the keyboard and we can type. I wonder how many times our bosses complain about our own issues in the line of our work too. Thats what makes the world go round.

  26. Ready

    March 8, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    So…this ankara was produced where? We all know the Dutch have monopoly over the ankara market, and the Ghanaians make really good ankara too. So, when he says the all-ankara outfit was mandated in order to promote goods that are made in Nigeria, I’m left wondering…what goods exactly?

    • Dele

      March 10, 2011 at 6:01 pm

      SO what exactly is your point. That because we are not the major producer of a product means we shouldn’t still push it? Go and sleep. Of all the countries that produces cars, which one doesn’t push theirs.

  27. mary007

    March 8, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    My!!! I am not a Kate fan but dang she looks really hawt here!!!

  28. wow

    March 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I love my Kattyyyyyyyyyyyyy… fabulous classy lady:)

  29. YeahIsaidit

    March 9, 2011 at 4:56 am

    Apart from kate i dont have anything nice to say so i guess i better sharrap abi?

  30. tosin o.

    March 9, 2011 at 6:06 am

    abeg i know i have been away from naija for a while but “which one be police wey dey wear ankara?”abi am I missing something? I know we are trying to celebrate our culture n all but please let’s be real…like my people would say ti a ba nsunkun a ma see… 😀

    • Dele

      March 10, 2011 at 5:59 pm

      Stay there and be looking for people to tell you how Nigerian police dress when they are in mufti. shiooooo.

  31. ugo

    March 9, 2011 at 9:23 am

    lol… it looks interesting. i was expecting to hear kate speaking some hardcore yoruba, though.

  32. NaMeDeyTalk

    March 9, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I love the ankara idea. I think it providers our designers a chance to show case their talents, it doesn’t have to be all ankara though.

  33. NaMeDeyTalk

    March 9, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I love the ankara idea. I think it provides**** our designers a chance to show case their talents, it doesn’t have to be all ankara though.

  34. spicy

    March 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    How does shooting guns potray a “labour of love and a celebration of our rich and diverse African culture”??….And after being challenged to create movies that “complement our culture, promote tourism and preach the gospel of the made in Nigeria goods.”, this is the best they could come up with? ??i don’t see anything cultural about the movie apart from wearing ankara which looks absolutely ridiculous and pointless to me…why would the police be wearing Ankara? kmt.

    • Dele

      March 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      1. Shooting happens everyday in Nigeria. Whether you know of it or not.
      2. Have you not see police wear ankara before? Then you have to step out of your house and widen your view.
      Everything in that movie is what happens everyday. The problem with you is that you don’t know the difference between excellence and perfection. Go and widen the horizons of your knowledge of competence. I wonder if you’ve ever created something credit worthy in your life enough to seek perfection out of someone else’s creativity.

  35. GEJ

    March 9, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Madam Quincy Ayodele is a yummy grandma! I likey, likey……….

  36. Deegal

    March 10, 2011 at 10:59 am

    who says police uniform cannot be made from Ankara? the important thing would be to comission specialised Ankara that would be for them only and it can be in a solid colour with minimal patterns. Ankara is a fabric just like the black cotton or what is it presently used so kini big deal

  37. Deegal

    March 10, 2011 at 11:10 am

    commission

  38. Demilade

    March 10, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    ITS SO WRONG
    THIS ISNT THE FIRST NIGERIAN MOVIE WITH ALL ANKARA OUTFITS
    MODUPE TEMI IS A YORUBA MOVIE, ALL ANKARA

    LUV THIS THOUGH

  39. NaijaGurl

    March 11, 2011 at 4:14 am

    kate is looking tres cute… mwuah
    #thatisall

  40. NaijaGurl

    March 11, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Ps: I want the dress in picture number 6

  41. Ms. Naija

    March 11, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Anybody notice the woman with Kate in the second pic is the one that sang “Love me jeje” with Seyi Sodimu?

  42. Eloho

    March 24, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Kate looks very pretty!

  43. Adeseye Adewale

    April 30, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I can’t wait 2 watch d movie.

  44. erubami kamal

    July 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    i lv it promote our culture

  45. busola

    August 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    dis dele person needs to take a chill pill….leave pple and deir comments alone wat is ur own hian

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