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“A Bag of Trouble” To Unleash a Thrilling Tale on the Woes of Wealth

Two of Nigeria’s most successful comedians, Brother Shaggi and Oga Sabinus, team up for this one-of-a-kind satirical comedy.
August 12, 2023
4:10 pm

Fresh from releasing “Unforgivable” which still plays in cinemas, Blue Pictures Distribution is joining forces with Tehilla Films and Spinning Films, with yet another promising cinematic sensation: “A Bag of Trouble,” which will grace theaters nationwide on Aug.18. This upcoming satirical comedy is one of the most anticipated flicks of the Nollywood summer.


Set and filmed in the bustling city of Ibadan, where ambitions and hardships clash, “A Bag of Trouble” explores the odyssey of a young man whose life takes a turn for the better after receiving a token of wealth from a rich politician. He must now grapple with the dangers of being wealthy or move back to a realm of poverty that has long been his familiar foe.



Renowned comedian and skit maker, Broda Shaggi, stars in the lead role, a responsibility he seems to embrace with little difficulty and noteworthy finesse as evidenced by clips from the teasers. He is not alone though with fellow comedian Sabinus co-starring as well as Afeez Oyetoro, Jide Kosoko, Bimbo Oshin and others.


Produced by Collis Miller-Johnson and directed by Mazi Chimex in his first full-length feature film, principal photography took place between June and July of 2022 in the historic city of Ibadan. Going by Mazi’s profile as a versatile filmmaker –underscored by accolades like “NightFall,” a movie that featured at esteemed film festivals such as the 2008 University International Short Film Festival in Tel Aviv and the 2008 St. Petersburg Open Student Film Festival – viewers can be assured that the movie’s direction is in good and able hands.



Characterizing “A Bag of Trouble” as a contemplative journey into the minds of ordinary humans when their long-awaited wishes come true, Mazi intends to present, to the largely devout Nigerian populace, the gripping realization that every phenomenon has consequences –including answered prayers. And if the movie delivers on its promises, it’s safe to affirm that the competitors are in a bag of trouble come Aug.18.


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