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The Trailer for Faraday Okoro's Tribeca Film 'Nigerian Prince' Is Here

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.

We're a month away from the film landing in U.S. theaters and On-Demand since the film got acquired by Vertical Entertainment.

Revisit the synopsis 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.

When OkayAfrica caught up with Okoro in April to learn more about the film and the AT&T Untold Stories prize that came with it, he emphasizes how Nigerian Prince is a nuanced approach to the 'Nigerian scammer' trope.

"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."

Meet Eze and Pius—and the trouble they get into and watch the trailer below.

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.

Nigerian Prince will be released in select U.S. theaters and will be available On-Demand on October 19.

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