Upcoming Nollywood film Bank Alert has been trending since its trailer was released on November 13, 2023. The funny dialogue and the sight of the OG actors in the trailer has also helped build anticipation.
But while we wait for the official release, we’ve looked around and found a few interesting details about the film.
From the title we can tell one of its central themes will be about money. Its plot centres on a struggling family man, Sammy, who suddenly receives a whopping sum of ₦500m in his bank account. This man has no idea who the sender is but goes ahead to spend the money lavishly and puts his loved ones in harm’s way.
According to the producer, this is a comic film. Imagine the hilariousness when Okey Bakassi makes a statement about money ritual and Kanayo in a scene that has actor Kanayo O. Kanayo, the man he referenced in it.
But Bank Alert is also a crime film, and it follows how the people of the underworld try to recover their ₦500 million.
Director and producer
The director of Bank Alert is Akay Mason. His previous directorial projects include Elevator Baby and Love In Pandemic. Wingonia Ikpi serves as the producer, collaborating with Sterling Bank and production companies, FilmOne Studio, Trino Motion Pictures and Tribal Marks Media.
Aside from playing the lead actor, Okey Bakassi is also the co-producer of Bank Alert. Although not his first acting gig, this film is his first big-screen project.
This film will give us a line-up of OGs actors like Taiwo Hassan (AKA Ogogo), Tina Mba, Kanayo O. Kanayo and Kate Henshaw. We’re in for a stellar performance.
The cinema release date is set for November 24th, 2023. In my opinion, this is a smart move from the team — it’s a day before salaries begin hitting bank accounts.