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Title: Turning Point

Genre: Drama

Starring: Jackie Appiah, Igoni Archibong, K.D. Aubert, Patience Ozokwor, Oge Okoye, Ebbe Bassey, Todd Bridges, Joe Estevez, Enyinna Nwigwe, Ernie Hudson, Cynda Williams

Director: Niyi Towolawi

Year: 2013

Turning Point is Black Hollywood meets Nollywood and Ghollywood, set in Nigeria and in New York. The movie is a melting pot of black people of different ethnicity with a sprinkling of Caucasian and Latino characters. Naturally, the debate on race comes to the fore. Patience Ozokwor and Oge Okoye deserve awards for their theatrical, over-the-top and comic performances. Jackie Appiah also puts up a good performance as naïve Nigerian girl turned “street” except for her Ghanaian accent, which slips in a few times. The lighting, sound, costume and cinematography is miles apart from what is obtained in today’s Nollywood.

Reviewed by Isabella Akinseye.

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