Bimbo Akintola has joined fellow actor Fabian Adeoye Lojede in Durban, South Africa in the production of upcoming movie “Comatose”.
The two celebrated Nigerian actors are set to play siblings Segun (Fabian) and Omowunmi (Bimbo) in a family drama over whether or not to pull the plug on their mother who is in a coma, Nana, played by celebrated South African actress Mary Twala.
The movie “Comatose” brings an African perspective to a universal story: one wants to pull the plug; the other wants to keep the mother alive. One resides in Lagos, Nigeria and the other in California, United States. In a battle of wills, dark family secrets come to light, relationships are shattered, and the true meaning of love is revealed.
The film is being directed by South African Award winning Film, TV and Commercials Director Mickey Madoda Dube. The production has begun in Durban, and will continue in Nigeria.
The film is adapted from a play written by prolific Canadian-Nigerian writer, Jude Idada.
Comatose also stars French noir favourite Aissa Maiga as Nandi; Hollywood’s Hakeem Kae Kazim as Dr. Kalu; Robert Whitehead as Dr. Collins; and Deborah Lettner as Michelle.