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Funke Akindele & Joseph Benjamin are “Married” – in new movie – “Married but Living Single” starring Joke Silva, Tina Mba, Femi Brainard & More – Photos & Trailer

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Funke Akindele & Joseph Benjamin

Recently, Nigerian producers and directors are making tremendous changes in the production of movies with big budget thrillers, all star cast, suspense filled story lines and much more and this movie – “Married but Living Single” is no exception.

Apart from the all star cast featuring some of Nigeria’s most talented actors like Joke Silva, Funke Akindele, Joseph Benjamin, Tina Mba, Femi Brainard and many more, the movie has a buzz worthy story line presently affecting some marriages in Nigeria.

Inspired by a book written by Pastor Femi Fasheun (Resident KICC Pastor), the movie revolves around women, their career and family ties. It depicts the challenges faced by career women in the contemporary society as to their ability to blend between career and the family.

“Married but Living Single” Story Line

Kate (Funke Akindele) works in an Ad agency with an overbearing boss played by Joke Silva. Kate is totally engrossed in her career at the expense of her family so much that she chose her career as against accompanying her husband Patrick (Joseph Benjamin) to India for surgery. Her neglect for the only child of the family is epitomized in the daughter’s love for only the father and even a stranger Titi (Kiki Omeli) who turned out to be her mother’s competitor at work and husband’s mistress.

The movie was directed by Tunde Olaoye and produced by Kalejaiye Adeboye Paul (KAP) and it is going to be screened in cinemas in the UK, South Africa, U.S.A and Nigeria in May 2012. For all the red carpet photos and scoop, keep refreshing BellaNaija.com

Behind the Scenes

Make-Up Artists get Joseph Benjamin ready

The crew get the cameras ready

Funke Akindele & Joseph Benjamin rehearse

Joke Silva on set

Femi Brainard with fellow on set actress and Director Tunde Olaoye

Tina Mba & Funke Akindele

Joke Silva & Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele & Femi Brainard


Watch the Trailer

Photo & Trailer Credits: Ayo Akindele for Neecee Entertainment

51 Comments

  1. Habbizzelle

    February 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    OMG! So can’t wait. I love Joseph Benjamin

  2. Debby

    February 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I can’t wait to watch this!

  3. Triangle

    February 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Is Jenifa bleaching? *rolls eyes. Chimmo

  4. janet

    February 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    me too

  5. Miss A

    February 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Love Funke Akindele in all her movies hope this isn’t an exception. Don’t like the weaves the ladies have on sha!

  6. cathy

    February 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    ok

  7. spicy

    February 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    yaaay in that bedroom scene funke akindele is wearing my pyjamas from Primark…primarni toh badt gan lol…anyways It looks really good sha, i’m looking forward to watching

    • ES EE WHY I

      February 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      oh really?

  8. Bilkis Adams

    February 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    can’t wait to watch

  9. joinmecelebrate

    February 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Primark ke? so we should be jumping up? ….a must watch movie i see

    • Mo

      February 28, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      What”s wrong with Primark?Nigerians and empty bragging?jump ko,jump ni.Were you expecting her PJ from harrods?

    • damdam

      July 3, 2012 at 3:16 am

      abi ooo….*eyes rolling* where else should someone buy PJs from? Ishhh…9ja’s and their fake wanna-be attitudes…hisss

  10. Personal Stuff

    February 28, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Nice story line. Cant wait

    http://persoanlstuvs.blogspot.com

  11. emi

    February 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    i sincerely do not like these kind of movies. It portrays the working woman in such horrible light. Why can’t Nigerians take a cue from movies like “I don’t know how she does it”. Now that is a movie that every working mother should watch. It uplifts and encourages working women especially those who genuinely love their jobs and are brilliant at what they do and also love their families. A little balance is what we need. Enough already haba.

    • ade

      February 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      we sshould not be bias,

  12. ona

    February 28, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    ummm Funke should stick to comedy!

    • Louisa

      February 29, 2012 at 11:17 am

      Why? Why should young, educated and versatile woman stick to any one thing? Why? She didnt start out as a comedian so why? Constructive critism if you must criticise please! Thank you.

    • Louisa

      February 29, 2012 at 11:26 am

      Why? Why should a young, educated and versatile woman stick to any one thing? Why? She didnt start out as a comedian so why? Constructive critism if you must criticise please! Thank you.

  13. emi

    February 28, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    And why must the man be unfaithful, abeg these pppl need to stop feeding women with bull abeg. A man who looks for an excuse to cheat will cheat whether the wife na housewife or career woman. There’s no excuse for infidelity none at all. And it is not the fault of the woman when a man cheats. Its about time every man starts facing the responsibility for his / her actions . You’re unfaithful because you want to not because your wife is a workaholic. Men please take responsibility for your own selves.

    • tootie

      February 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      very well said emi.

    • diamond

      March 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      seconded

    • Lucy

      May 25, 2012 at 12:55 am

      I agree, but let’s not totally absolve the woman too. Its all about priorities abeg and we women sometimes can over do it, and expect the man too just play second fiddle and understand. The thing is, it is common with a man to seek solace elsewhere. The typical nigerian man, doesn’t have the relationship skills to address a problem at home. Sit your wife down talk to her, tell her your fears, your worries. Tell her you miss her terribly, you crave her company, you miss what you guys have. You two should go away on weekends, to re connect. Sometimes a woman is so far gone she doesn’t realise it. It is up to the man to draw her back closer and open her eyes to the hole that is opening up between the two of them. A woman is the reflection of her environment. Instead, what do some nigerian men do, cheat Chikena. That is their own way of coping with their problem, and they go back and blame the woman for abandoning them for their career. MSchew

  14. UsaveOne

    February 28, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Seems like another great movie, whats up with 1:57
    check.. http://usaveone.blogspot.com/

  15. Honey

    February 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Funke is such a natural. Dia seems to be good on-screen chemistry btw her n Joseph. Nice one.

  16. Babasky

    February 28, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    state of the art filming equipments, great casting, beautiful lighting, intresting sound track, compelling trailer… now that my appetite is wet, I cant wait.

  17. Americana!

    February 28, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    screened in cinemas in the UK, South Africa, U.S.A and Nigeria in May 2012,………….hahaaaaaa! we already know that a lie! in America???ummm never saw a Nigerian film or any commercials of any new film releases from Nigeria, it’s so funny how Nigerian Producers try to portray their movies like it will be on the big screen in America…Sorry hopefully one day Nigerian movies will be on the big screen One day!. Nigerians need to try more Alternatives ways to release their movies to the world. Here’s one way try the American Film Festival idiots.

    • Be Educated...

      February 29, 2012 at 12:04 am

      Sorry to bust your bubble or maybe you are not aware, but Nigerian movies HAVE premiered privately in the States (for those living in NY, ATL or HOU, you’ll attest). A premiere of a movie is quite different from Screening on a Big Screen. In addition, I do believe Nigerias are taking advantage of Film Festivals (both at home and all across the world) such as Ije etc. Be proud of your people dear and the fact that they actually sell tickets in certain markets in the US in a rented Cinema Hall/Auditorium. Same as Indie produced movies.

  18. Baba T

    February 28, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    … And what’s up with the chalk powder on Joseph Benjamin head, don’t tell me that is supposed to be white hair? While the film does seem to have some pluses, the music selection for the trailer seem out of place, the makeup is second rate. i.e too much applied- take the first scene with Joke Silva as a classic example. Coupled with the fact that the actors are shouting on top of their voices as if its a theatre production where there is a need to project one’s voice that loudly. Yes we are getting better due to the current trends in cinematograhy but we are still making the same fundamental mistakes of yester-years!. There is a difference between stage and film acting… sadly some of our so called star actors don’t seem know the difference nor do the producers.

    • onegirl

      February 28, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      Mhhmm i was just gonna ask about the white stuff on his hair then i saw ur post!Lmao

    • Chuks

      March 1, 2012 at 8:15 am

      i dont see, how the music is out of place, its your own opinion,different pple would have made diffrent choices of music for the trailer, and apart from the arguement scene, i didnt see any other place where they were shouting,(check ur speaker), i admit their male up is a little dodgy.

  19. MIMI

    February 28, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    OMG am in love with Joseph

  20. clairebaby

    February 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Dr kiki omeili i see you!!!! go girl!!! i’m so proud of you!

  21. slyy

    February 29, 2012 at 2:35 am

    anoda great movie!! truth be told, i dnt even luk 4ward 2 watchin them cus u ll neva get them 2 watch i tink i get the whole story from the trailer.. #okbye

  22. Kay

    February 29, 2012 at 4:58 am

    I LOVE me some Funke Akindele, but i can’t help commenting on the hairline: We can clearly see that its a wig, and even though it is, we don’t want to be able to see that. Something more natural-looking would probably have looked much better, especially if that’s supposed to be a wedding day shot. Anyhoos, cant wait to see what this movie has to offer!

  23. linda

    February 29, 2012 at 8:24 am

    i always knew that book was going to be huge. thumbs up Pastor Femi…. u are really an inspiration and a blessing. God bless you real good.

  24. sandra

    February 29, 2012 at 8:57 am

    OPPS WHEN O FIRST SAW THE PIX I WAS O THANK GOD FUNKE IS MARRIED LOL….WELL NICE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE MOVIE, LOVE JOKE SILVER’S ACT.

  25. Yemisi

    February 29, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Cant wait to watch this blockburster! also proud to be associated with the director. Thumps up big brother *winks*

  26. afolabi olabisi

    February 29, 2012 at 10:31 am

    trailer very cool.we re getting there.nice wk

  27. Cynthia Fayomi

    February 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

  28. bukioni

    February 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I love Funke Akindele, she is hilarious, she always makes me chuckle x
    http://www.emblemofbeauty.blogspot.com/

  29. Bia

    February 29, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    as for me i dont like quality nigeria movies, i love the ones that shows the baffonery at best such as Iphone Babes, Blackberry Babes, Lady Gaga. I wish nigerian movie industry will continue in such movies and leave these quality movies alone. BAFFONERY AND STUPID with RIDICULOUS TITLES and NAMES are the best for NIGERIA and the fools who buy it watch it and support it. Lets just keep on. I love it

  30. jitetrent

    March 1, 2012 at 4:01 am

    Love her she is natural nd simple in person

  31. Lolade

    March 1, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Nice..cant wait to see it..combination of joseph n funke..its gonna be interesting

  32. antangold

    March 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Wow! “A MUST WATCH” Movie

  33. Seun

    March 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I so much love funke

  34. Prince damilola

    March 3, 2012 at 11:02 am

    9ice one, i love it

  35. Jiddah

    March 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I do do not like that Femi Brainard dude!

    The movie is aight, i may watch it for the entertainment.

  36. osarieme

    March 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

    So a woman shld no longer work, bcos her randy husband will have an affair? Bwahahah. Talk to the hand.

  37. HORLA-YOUNG SAMUEL

    March 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I WISH TO WATCH THE MOVIE COS THOSE ACTORS AND ACTRESSES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THERE ARE MY FAVOURITES,,,,,

  38. thorpe

    March 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    hmmmm dis so luvly

  39. OJ

    June 6, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Looking forward to this movie however i do not agree with the perception that a working wife drives her husband to cheat, men should be responsible for their actions. keep up the good work all you hard working women out there all we need is finding the right balance between our homes and careers.

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