The Ten Virgins is an upcoming Nigerian movie that is a loose adaptation of the parable of the ten virgins in the Christian bible.
The movie stars Honey Adum, Damilare Kuku, Blessed Effiong, Bukky Okorodus, Leelee Byoma, Jade Dunni, Osareme Inegbenebor, Chidera Makata, Oge Aniegboka, Ola Taiwo, Degri Emmanuel, Chinonso Young, Tunbosun Aiyedehin, and late Priye George.
The movie is striking as it seems to have a lot of musical elements that have not been present so far in many Nigerian movies. Are we looking at perhaps the first big screen Nigerian musical?
From the trailer it seems that the virgins in this story dealt more with worldly temptations rather than looking for extra oil for their lamps.
The movie was produced by Blessing Egbe who you might know from Lekki Wives. In an interview with Pulse, she claimed that the movie gulped as much as N50m.
“This project has gulped nearly 50 million Naira. It is both a feature and a limited series and is indeed an ambitious stride,” she said “We paid attention to technical details and all the elements that make a movie great, and I believe the audience will feel its pulse,”
She also claimed that The Ten Virgins was an ambitious movie and that the movie industry in general really needed diverse content.
“Going into this, my intention was to tell a story so relatable, interesting and entertaining, and I believe we have achieved that aim. It is a movie driven on the strength of the story, its style and the execution of it.”
She continued: “Nollywood is in dire need of content with substance and that substance starts from the depth of the stories we tell. For ‘The Ten Virgins, we told a familiar story in a dated’ stage like and musical format, it is simple yet so captivating. I am excited and can’t wait to share it with the audience.”
You can watch the Trailer below
The movie will be released on the 2nd of August