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Faraday Okoro's Tribeca Film 'Nigerian Prince' Hits US Theaters This October

The Nigerian filmmaker's debut feature landed a distribution deal with Vertical Entertainment in June.

Faraday Okoro's debut feature film, Nigerian Prince, is set to land in U.S. theaters this October in light of its distribution deal with Vertical Entertainment.

The film will be getting a limited theater release and will be available for on demand viewing on October 19, according to a press release.


Here's a synopsis refresher below:

Nigerian Prince follows Eze, a stubborn first generation Nigerian-American teenager, and his cousin, Pius, 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.

The Nigerian filmmaker's project has been buzzing since it became the first winner of the AT&T; Untold Stories prize—which awarded Okoro $1 million dollars to produce the film with mentorship from the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Institute. The film also premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

Nigerian Prince stars Antonio J. Bell, Chinaza Uche and Tina Mba, with Spike Lee and Biyi Bandele as its executive producers. Oscar Hernandez and Bose Oshin produced the film. Okoro is credited as the director, producer and screenwriter of Nigerian Prince, with Andrew Long as his co-screenwriter.

Revisit our in-depth conversation with Okoro about his journey creating 'Nigerian Prince' here.

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