A new movie by Teniola Olatoni titled “The New Normal” is expected to hit the cinemas on 20th November, 2020 after its world premiere on Sunday, November 15th, 2020 in Lagos. The movie which is highly anticipated in its exclusive premiere will bring together the creme de la creme in Nigeria’s enternainment and fashion space.
After its premiere, fans and movie lovers will have the opportunity to see the movie which will start showing in cinemas nationwide from Friday, November 20th 2020. The movie which has already bagged prestigious awards and graced prominent international film festivals despite not being officially released, has a strong, compelling story which has helped the buzz and admiration it has gotten so far.
Many have called the movie a break from the norm and a perfect movie for the times we are in looking at its title.
The star studded movie brings together eclectic, legendary, and famous stars such as Richard Mofe-Damijo, Bimbo Akintola, Mercy Johnson, Kehinde Bankole, Yemi Blaq, Femi Jacobs, Meg Otanwa, BrodaShaggi, Kenneth Okoli, Adunni Ade, Bikiya Graham-Douglas amongst others.
The New Normal revolves around the lives of four couples and a single friend as they navigate individual and collective issues of discrimination, misogyny, addiction, mental health, infertility, and nepotism while trying their best to keep up appearances and escape society’s suffocating boots with their often hilarious and always surprising results; thus finding their way to a whole New Normal.
Speaking ahead of the movie premiere, Teniola Olatoni expressed her delight at finally being able to tell such a compelling story and hinted that viewers should prepare for an unforgettable experience across theatres when ‘The New Normal’ is finally released.
The New Normal has already bagged some international awards including the Best International Narrative at the annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Jury Awards, and the award for Best African Female Filmmaker at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF). In addition to the awards, The New Normal has been invited to screen at other global film festivals as it continues to receive worldwide attention and critical acclaim.