Sep. 19, 2018 07:24AM EST
The film is due to hit U.S. theaters October 19.
The trailer for Nigerian filmmaker Faraday Okoro's debut feature Nigerian Prince is here, Shadow and Act reports.
Revisit the synopsis below.
<blockquote><em>Nigerian Prince follows <strong>Eze</strong>, a stubborn first generation Nigerian-American teenager, and his cousin, <strong>Pius</strong>, a desperate Nigerian Prince scammer. After Eze's mother sends him to Nigeria against his will, Eze retaliates by teaming up with Pius to scam unsuspecting foreigners in order to earn money for a return ticket back to America.</em></blockquote><p>When <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/nigerian-prince-scammer-story-419-tribeca-film-festival-faraday-okoro/" target="_blank"><em>OkayAfrica</em> caught up with Okoro in April</a> to learn more about the film and the <strong>AT&T Untold Stories</strong> prize that came with it, he emphasizes how <em>Nigerian Prince </em>is a nuanced approach to the 'Nigerian scammer' trope.</p><p><span></span>"It involves a lot of stuff that first-generation, and Nigerians living in Nigeria are accustomed to. Things that we speak about among ourselves," he says. "It's a story that's more holistic than just trying to show dirty laundry." </p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p>Meet Eze and Pius—and the trouble they get into and watch the <a href="https://youtu.be/n7_jlp1_MLg" target="_blank">trailer</a> below.</p> <p class="shortcode-media shortcode-media-youtube"> <span style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="b7315b08c8cad79d41f172556044a94a"><iframe type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/n7_jlp1_MLg?rel=0" width="100%" height="auto" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;"></iframe></span> </p> <p><em>Nigerian Prince </em>stars <strong>Antonio J. Bell</strong>, <strong>Chinaza Uche</strong> and <strong>Tina Mba</strong>, with <strong>Spike Lee </strong>and <strong>Biyi Bandele </strong>as its executive producers. <strong>Oscar Hernandez </strong>and<strong> Bose Oshin</strong> produced the film. Okoro is credited as the director, producer and screenwriter of <em>Nigerian Prince</em>, with <strong>Andrew Long</strong> as his co-screenwriter.</p><p><em>Nigerian Prince </em>will be released in select U.S. theaters and will be available On-Demand on October 19.<br></p>
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