months after releasing what has been described as the most successful Yoruba
movie in recent time, Jejere,sizzling Nollywood actress, Laide
Bakare has dropped yet a new flick. Titled Uncommon
Alhaja, the shooting of the flick began just a month after the ceremonial
launch in Lagos of Jejere which was graced by heavyweight personalities from
various professional fields.
Alhaja’ is indeed uncommon as it educates
deeply on principles and personal behaviours. The spirit the new movie, set to be
launched in the United States of America this week Saturday 20th July 2013, however, discourages judging one’s fellow. Many tend to enjoy faulting
other people’s personal behaviours or ways of life.
But the movie discourages this and mirrors how a life devoid of
unnecessary meddling can be worth living.
“We all need second chances in life.
This isn’t a perfect world. We’re not perfect people. Some of us
are probably on our 1000th second chance right now and we are not and should
not even be ashamed to admit it. This is because even though we must have
failed a lot, but it means we have also tried a lot too. This is what the movie
is all about”, stated Laide Bakare, the writer and producer of the flick who acted
the lead role of Alhaja Ti O Common, a famous single lady who indulges in charity
apparently to make up for some of her bad choices in the past. She will
always donate to charities in order to address a variety of shameful transgressions
she had indulged in and for which she was roundly and widely condemned. But she
got a second chance when nature brought her together in romance with the co-lead
character, Odunlade Adekola, who had been on manhunt for her and had vowed to eliminate
her for being an instrument to the death of his (Adekola’s) wife many years
ago. The movie features other Nollywood stars like Fali Werepe, Sunkanmi
Omobolanle, Kemi Afolabi, Sola Kosoko, and lots more. The all-white event will
take place at NAICOM Community Centre, Brooklyn, New York.
“We rarely get things right the first
time. Almost every major accomplishment in a person’s life starts with
the decision to try again and again. The only difference between an opportunity
and an obstacle is attitude. Getting a second chance in life is about
giving yourself the opportunity to grow beyond your past failures. It’s
about positively adjusting your attitude toward future possibilities”. –Gistmaster.com