From the incredible mind of Niyi Akinmolayan comes a new thriller, Elevator baby and from the teaser, it looks absolutely amazing.
The movie stars Timini Egbuson who plays a privileged man with a temper along with Toyin Abraham who plays a pregnant lady with a secret. The two get stuck in a faulty elevator and Toyin Abraham’s character is forced into an emergency labour, leaving the hapless man as the only person available to deliver her of the baby.
What’s amazing is that Abraham was seven months pregnant when she acted in Elevator baby.
Niyi Akinmolayan posted the story surrounding getting Toyin Abraham on board for Elevator Baby which was quite funny and was an excellent example of serendipity.
LET ME TELL YOU A FUN STORY.
This woman @toyin_abraham is one of the most amazing people I have ever met in my life. We knew we wanted her for the #elevatorbaby role but I wasn’t even sure she would be available and be willing to work with a new young director. But I liked her previous stuff so I reached out and shared the idea. Now This was the fun part. She called me immediately and said…uncle Niyi…who told you. I said who told me what…she said don’t lie who told you. I thought maybe I had messed things up. And started apologizing. Next she said…wait…so you don’t know I’m actually about 7 months pregnant. I was silent for a while. Didn’t know what to say. Eventually i said..wow…oh wow. This could go either ways. We can go with the flow or she can totally turn us down. I didn’t know what to say. Next thing she said was. “This is how the Lord works 🤣🤣🤣 I will do it”. I was both scared and excited so I promised we would keep it a big secret and only post the teaser after she had announced her baby. We got a nurse @onebusynaijanurse and a standby vehicle on set throughout and her husband @kolawoleajeyemi was so fantastic in helping her during the film (great guy). Toyin was such a delight to work with. She gave everything to make the pregnant character work. And when I mean everything I mean slams, falls and all. We were the ones worried even @_timini was concerned. She on the other hand was just having fun. Strong woman. She’s definitely on my top list of actors to always work with. Congratulations once again Toyin from the Elevator baby crew. Our baby is finally here.
The movie is set to come out on the 11th of October.
Check out the trailer below