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Not Wife Material? Alex Ekubo, Venita Akpofure & Ime Bishop Umoh star in Ibibio/English Film – “Akan”



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She can’t cook, or her dressing is too exposing or she just wants one child. This new movie explores the “Wife Material” conversation.

Two fast rising Nollywood acts Alex Ekubo and Venita Akpofure headline an Ibibio and English language film titled “Akan“.

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The movie directed by Desmond Elliot, is about a young man Akan who comes back home with his fiancée Sophie after years abroad to tie the knot but faces resistance from his family who want him to be with someone from their hometown, while also pointing out Sophie’s flaws.

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Also starring in the movie are Ime Bishop Umoh, Emma Etukudo, and Grace Johnson. Rising actor Archie Sam produced the film.

The movie is scheduled to premiere in cinemas in Uyo on the 8th of August.

Watch the Trailer


  1. S.

    July 28, 2014 at 12:14 am

    BIg Sighhhhhhh
    Rolling my eyes
    Oh Lawd, 🙁

  2. LadyRocks

    July 28, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Venita and Alex, can you two just idk, get married already and make the universe happy! LOL!!!! Gorgeous pair!

  3. nene

    July 28, 2014 at 1:29 am



      July 28, 2014 at 1:53 am


    • Honey

      July 28, 2014 at 7:03 am

      Hahaha hahaha hahaha simple like that huh? Lmaaaooo

    • iba

      July 28, 2014 at 9:47 am

      You have killed me.
      See me trying to type on better thing and the first thing i see is nope. LOL

    • iba

      July 28, 2014 at 9:48 am

      one better*

  4. Mama mia

    July 28, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Desmond, Pls, what is the actual reason for this poster ehn? Looking at the poster you’ll think it’s one of those Denzel’s movies with car chases and blowing up of buildings only to find a normal person doing very normal things. Na wa for waya road…

    • Igbeyinadun

      July 28, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! normal person doing very normal things he he he!! the poster is deceiving though.

  5. Honeymix

    July 28, 2014 at 4:47 am

    No, no

  6. Tee

    July 28, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Yawn this storyline has been flogged to death tho… *sips morning tea *


    July 28, 2014 at 8:04 am

    is that what ibibio sounds like? wow nigeria is big ooo its not the same as igbo right?

  8. Nunnsi

    July 28, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Nice one

  9. Bella

    July 28, 2014 at 8:48 am

    more grease to your elbow Desmond…

  10. TexasHausaGirl

    July 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

    The first wife can’t cook, or clean, the family conspires to find another wife for him. Wow! What a tremendous story line, we’ve never seen or heard before. Lol.
    Please Alex, I cringe when I see Naija celebrities forcing this Their American accent, and though I was born and lives in the U,S, I Find it hard to understand them most of the time. Because its terribly overdone.

  11. Http://

    July 28, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Lord have mercy!!! How do we take a step forward and then two steps back? Desmond I expect better. Alex and Venita acting classes or a coach please…

  12. Sholly

    July 28, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    The movie looks beautiful! I will definitely be watching! 🙂

  13. Tosin

    July 28, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Seems like it’ll be cool.
    I’m trying to watch a little bit of Nollywood these days, turned up some good stuff amid the pile.

  14. @edDREAMZ

    July 28, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Venita can really fit my person…..

  15. please STOP

    July 28, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Yawn. This looks like those low budget Nollywood movies of the 90’s. #Epicfail.
    Much as I love Alex in the Johnny video, he is not exactly leading man material yet, he’ll get there eventually, and as for Venita cute does not translate to good acting.

  16. Itoro

    July 30, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Nice piece. Great job Archie. I am definitely expectant

  17. Lesly Dickson

    August 9, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    I ve always got this zeal to act under the direction of my great mentor.Desmond.Meanwhile,Alex and Venita,it was nice seeing you guys and taking a shot with you at Ibom Tropicana(Uyo).I love your acting.21st century idealogy does not affect our ability to carryout our tribal Chores.

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