Jide Kosoko’s Draftsman set for cinema

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Movie watchers in the country are set for a new experience, as veteran actor, Prince Jide Kosoko, drops his latest movie, entitled Draftsman.

The movie, according to the popular actor, will address the contentious issue of handling and sharing the properties of the dead.

The movie, with an A-list cast, comprising Jide Kosoko, Mike Ezorunye, Bimbo Akintola, Kalu Ikeagwu and many others, draws attention to the problems of sharing the estate of the dead. Draftsman focuses on the story of a village fisherman who lost his son to an accident on the high sea. The character, played by Kosoko, would later become rich and move to the city. He and his wife donate money to the less-privileged, especially children who need money to go to school.

The story, however, takes a new turn when it is discovered that his son had impregnated a girl shortly before the accident. Unknown to him, the product of the pregnancy was one of the beneficiaries of the education fund put in place by the chief and had indeed been working in his company.

But the family is torn apart soon after the sudden death of the chief who died just as he was about to write a Will. His son from another wife, who unfortunately, is a drug addict, would do anything to make sure that his nephew, played by Mike Ezorunye, does not get anything from the properties left behind by the chief.

“You’ll agree with me that this particular problem has destroyed and torn apart many families,” said Kosoko during a preview of the movie. The actor said he decided to come out with the movie as part of his own contribution towards addressing the problem.

“I want our people to sit down and watch this movie, and then they will realise that there is no point fighting over the properties of the dead, even if there was no Will.”

With the Nigerian movie industry needing something refreshing to take movie watchers back the cinemas, Draftsman is set play that role.

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