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BN Exclusive: Behind the Scenes Photos of Stephanie Okereke, Genevieve Nnaji, Isaiah Washington, Vivica .A. Fox, Hakeem Rahman, Jimmy Jean Louis & More at the Set of Tony Abulu’s Movie “Doctor Bello”



Since the announcement of Tony Abulu’s Hollywood-meets-Nollywood movie Doctor Bello, movie lovers have anxiously been waiting for an official release date to see the end product of the flick that has been tagged by some as one of the year’s must watch blockbuster.

Starring in this movie which its synopsis is “The Cure for Cancer has been found in the sky mountains of Africa and an American Oncologist will risk everything to get it”, are Stephanie Okereke-Idahosa, Genevieve Nnaji, Olumide Bakare, Hakeem Rahman, Jide Kosoko, Isaiah Washington, Vivica .A. Fox, Jimmy Jean Louis, Bern Cohen, Ebbe Bassey, Victor Browne and a host of others.

As we all wait for the movie, here are the exclusive behind the scenes photos!
Nigerian Shoot

Genevieve Nnaji

Tony Abulu (R)

Stephanie Okereke-Idahosa

Isaiah Washington & Jide Kosoko

Hakeem Rahman, Genevieve Nnaji & Isaiah Washington

Genevieve Nnaji, Isaiah Washington & Olumide Bakare

US Shoot

Vivica .A. Fox (L)

Jimmy Jean Louis & Tony Abulu

Evan Brinkman & Isaiah Washington

Bern Cohen, Vivica .A. Fox, Tony Abulu & Ebbe Bassey

If you missed the feature, here is the movie’s story line
Brilliant cancer specialist Dr. Michael Durant is emotionally troubled, wrestling with the traumatic loss of his 10 year old daughter from cancer. Immersing himself in his work from the hospital, away from his wife who blames him for their child’s death, he forms an unlikely bond with a sick, loving, but rambunctious seven year old boy Sam, the son of a rich Jewish couple who are major contributors to the hospital’s cancer research fund.

Unfortunately, Sam’s health deteriorates drastically, and soon, he slips into a coma, with only a few days to live. Dr. Durant becomes desperate, willing to risk anything to save the child’s life. A surreptitious Nigerian Nurse convinces him to seek the help of Dr. Bello, an uncertified Nigerian Doctor, known in Brooklyn-African underground as a miracle worker.

Dr. Bello, an introvert with a controversial past, secretly visits the child at night and administers a strange African potion, replete with incantations and by the next morning, miraculously, the child begins to recover, the cancer speeding into remission.

The hospital medical board immediately orders an investigation and soon the secret is revealed and Dr. Durant is suspended. Dr. Bello is arrested and charged with medical malpractices. Dr. Durant soon falls into depression after his wife leaves him. Meanwhile, Dr. Bello has fallen critically ill in jail and can only be saved by the ingestion of that same potion that can only be found in the mysterious “garden of life” nestled on the peak of Nigeria”s sky mountains.


  1. saphya

    May 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    the story line dnt appear to be so deep…… my humble opinion. When is it likely to be in cinemas?

  2. jigga

    May 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    This looks like its going to be a good movie. Genevieve Nnaji, Isaiah Washington, Vivica Fox, Olumide Bakare and Stephanie Okereke a very good combination, loving it!!

  3. It's not easy

    May 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    This is so exciting! Half of a yellow sun and Doctor Bello being filmed in Nigeria as we speak, it’s really inspiring

  4. fre

    May 18, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Ahn ahn!!! You’ve finished telling the story nau

  5. LPS

    May 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Vivica !omg!!!why the xtra flesh?

    • TessySays

      May 18, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      That is what the Z list does to your mind and body.

  6. Layo

    May 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    @LPS Seriously???????????????????????????

    • Teris

      May 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      yes, seriously!

  7. frannie

    May 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    wooow.was i d only one who noticed gene’s outfit in the 5th and 6th photo? woooow,i loove dat African inspired ”simple’gown on her.

  8. Oly

    May 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I am patiently waiting 4 the movies. Genny n Steph r my gals anytime anyday.

  9. Papaajascoo

    May 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Stephanie Okereke-Idahosa I just luv d name . Congrats my dear and gud luck wit the film .ur wedding was breathtaking. Fine babe. X

  10. christy

    May 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Genny s a goddess. Isiah washington,I hail dee for ur hunble acceptanc into our crap nollywood,I can’t imagine wasting my effortless tym watching nigeria boring movie,wen I ve the likes of countless Hollywood to watch.the likes of Desperate Housewives,sex and the city,Grey’s Anatomy,24 hours,movies that wil glue you to ur sit and make ur eyes comes out wit tears blcas you wouldn’t want to stop.

    • TessySays

      May 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      You are a fool. Genevieve has over a hundred thousand followers while he has 3,000. You people are suffering from low self esteem . Genevieve is the reason anybody would watch this crappy nonsense and they should pay her higher than Mr. Washington

    • feyi A

      May 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      you must watched the film or trailer to know it is a useless film? abi the person that produced the film owes you money??? abi isaiah washington jilted you in the past??? smh for your pepper body stinking talk. you come across as a barren or unmarried woman that has lost all hope in life walking aimless around agejungle looking for helpless people to attack, destroy, humiliate i mean make miserable like you. i have seen you with your high self esteem. abeg go throway yourself dustbin inside canal with your miserable self. mstchew!!!!

    • nancy

      May 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you tessysays. Isiah does’nt have a job anymore in America even vivica, anyway thumps up for my girl Genevieve!

    • Wink wink

      May 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      Obviously you don’t know your film genre. Those are soap operas & not movies. While i’m not a big fan of Nigerian Movies, i must admit that there is a revolution, finally. Everyone is seeking to make more universally acceptable movies, & rather than applaud their initiative, u sit back & push them further down.

      Very typical of u. All u do is take without giving. I for one am very proud of this & other ventures, whether na waka pass our stars play or lead role. We will get there some day.

    • Lola

      August 29, 2012 at 1:26 am

      Christy,those ar nt referred 2 as movies. They ar called series or television. And even doe I may nt be crazy abt Nollywood movies,I dont knw why u chose 2 insult them on ds platform. For all it’s worth,we have Naija actors [email protected] will gv Isaiah Washington a run 4 his money.

  11. Ama

    May 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    yeah, the storyline is not that deep, but hey the cast might make it interesting

  12. Scarlet

    May 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Pls is Jide Kosoko not above that kind of role? Just wondering……….

  13. colourfulbutterfly

    May 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    @ Scarlet……….

  14. Janded

    May 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    This is so nice. Happy for all the nollywood actors in this flick

  15. Tokunbo

    May 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Omg! I luv dis movie already, my guess, its gon be real fascinating, can’t wait 4 it 2 be on d market, lol.

  16. doppleganger

    May 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    uhn! uhn! uhn! i love me some isaiaaah!!!

    dr preston xavier burke turn dr bello! <3<3

  17. [email protected]

    May 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    vivica don old o

  18. esosa

    May 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Genevieve and Vivica have a striking resemblance always wanted to see a photo of them together.

  19. cindy

    May 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    wooooooow vivica , uve added so much weight . want 2 blive uve got kids oh . luv ya still

  20. birdieblue

    May 18, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Would love to watch!!!

  21. Abeni ebony

    May 18, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Looks like Ebbe and Isaiah are dining at Buka Restaurant in downtown Brooklyn….really good Naija food there…..yum

  22. dimma

    May 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I can’t wait to see this. Genevieve any day!

  23. faith

    May 18, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Yea d story isn’t deep….but would love τ̅☺ see it cos of d cast!

    • feyi A

      May 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      very true…. will be watching it because of the cast. cancer does not have cure abeg

  24. Funmilayo

    May 19, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Movie seems intreting, the cast is brilliant, and about Vivica i think shes pregnant her belly is quite round and flooks firm especially in the second picture of her

  25. danivery

    May 19, 2012 at 9:37 am

    can’t wait to see her on screen.


    May 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Vivica added weight? *** rolling my eyes** she still looks good and matured. She will start playing momma roles now.

  27. Fyngurl!

    May 23, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Ehem… this story line is like funky jazz!

  28. Purpleicious Babe

    June 5, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    yeah storyline…. not deep or maybe deep but does not come across deep.. but I kinda predicted what the story line was about immediately I started reading. I would like to see the movie..

  29. valentina

    July 2, 2012 at 1:56 am

    is thay really genevieve’s hair?

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