Comic actor AYO MAKUN popularly known as ‘AY’ delivered rib cracking goodness in ‘Christmas in Miami’ – the fourth installment of the AKPOS film series. Previous adventures of Akpos include 30 DAYS IN ATLANTA, A TRIP TO JAMAICA and TEN DAYS IN SUNCITY, all of which were big screen successes in their own rights.
This time in ‘Christmas in Miami’, Akpos jets off with his dad (played by Richard Mofe Damijo) and elder brother (played by Osita Iheme) to the exotic city of Miami, Florida to represent Nigeria in an international TV game show celebrating the spirit of Christmas.
They are joined by other families from the UK, Brazil, India, China, and American. As imagined, the movie was a cultural melting pot with actors showcasing acts from their countries. The stand out scene has to be when RMD did a rendition of the famous 90s song from the Indian movie ‘Dus Nambari’.
Of course, no Nigerian comedy film will be complete without talking a few swings at the country’s politicians. ‘Christmas in Miami’ took a few subtle jabs at president Buhari and his incompetent administration, you have to pay attention or you won’t notice!
The movie which is intended to be a holiday movie for this Christmas season is entirely shot in the US city of Miami. AYO Makun, Osita Iheme and Richard Mofe Damijo are the only three Nigerians in the movie, they are the lead actors and spoke mostly in Nigerian pidgin English with translation. The entire movie is subtitled.
In all, the quality of production for this movie is above average for a Nollywood movie, expect a good laugh and expect to leave the cinema with a renewed sense of nationalism.
How to watch ‘Christmas in Miami’ and ticket price
‘Christmas in Miami’ will be showing in cinema throughout this Christmas season across Nigeria. Movie ticket price at Viva cinema is N2000 per adult and N1000 for popcorn with another N250 for drinks. You’ll need N3250 per adult to watch this movie at Viva cinema chain across the country, the price shouldn’t be far off at other cinema chains too.