Naturally when you intend to relax the first thing that comes to mind is a movie. We all love to unwind with movies, that’s why this generation is a technological one. However, most young Nigerians, especially the men are not fans of Nigerian movies except the women who love African stories told in the African way, who relates to the stories and who use the stories for moral lessons to their off springs or even friends. Women have a sense of been groomed and conditioned to watch it all life and even though they deny it and affirm their love for foreign movies, there’s always something inside them that love that African roots, the African story or the contemporary African story. They always want to relate with a story in their culture and in their environment and this goes for all the ladies out there in the world.
And so it is that while some Nigerian movies insult our intelligence, there are still good Nigerian movies out there that gives us a sense of fulfilment and relax our muscles. Flower girl is one of such movies. I know Nigerians have a penchant for duplicating things, but this is nothing like the American version of Flower Girl produced in 2009 and directed by Bradford May, save for the romance they both have in common.
Briefly, Flower girl is a 2013 movie directed by Michelle Bello, it stars Damilola Adegbite, the main actress as Kemi and it is about a shy florist who lived in a fairy tale world inside her head. All she wanted was a wedding with her long-time boyfriend Umar (Chris Attoh), but he thought of her as being childish when she made a blunder and breaks up with her. In her grieve from the broken relationship, she is hit by a movie superstar Tunde (Blossom Chukwujekwu) whom she pours out her grieve to and together they hatched a plan to mend her broken relationship.
I won’t give you the spoilers, so I recommend, you grab yourself a snack or a drink and settle down to this romantic comedy. The plot is great and the suspense is cool. It is one hell of a romantic comedy.