… Centers on substance abuse, addiction
From the stables of Oyinlaz production comes another advocacy movie titled Sincity. Having just completed shoot due to the pandemic, the movie tells the story of the detrimental effect of substance abuse to young people.
A drug supplier is pushed by his mother to take over his father’s drug business. The supplier is however married to a law enforcement agent who is saddled with the responsibility of keeping the state clean from narcotic users. She is therefore put in a tight spot to choose between protecting family and being professional.
Directed by Muyiwa Ademola, the movie also features Tope Tedela who played Rashad, Joke Silva (Adufe), Toyin Abraham (Kimani), Lateef Adedimeji (Brooks), Segun Arinze, (Alex) and Sanni Danja (Akintoye).
Speaking to Lagos Today, producer, and writer Oyinlola Lazizi said she holds advocacy movies dear to her heart. “Each time I look around, all I see are troubled minds and it reflects on our day to day activities and interactions with one another.
The celebrity counselor who played the role of Fareda, a detective in the movies said everything about shooting the movie was quite challenging, and then the pandemic showed up. “I was frightened and disturbed, I was scared because I thought about everything we have put into it, but also what could happen if I didn’t break the production.
“Eventually, I stopped the production after the 18th day when COVID-19 cases started increasing. I wouldn’t risk people’s lives for that. We resumed production after lockdown, but we still couldn’t fly to Kano for the completion of it, we are presently working to improvise, and Sincity will be done with.”
The producer however noted that young people are dying of narcotics and psychotropic substances everyday. Hence the major thing is to trace the etymology of how the substances get across to the youths usually through traffickers, the impact of it and what the government should do or can do to help.
Having played the role of a detective who is after a strong opioid cartel leader, Oyinlola says although it is totally different from the roles she is used to, “the fact that I am trying to pass a message gives me the strength to better interpret my role.”
The movie is expected to hit the cinemas in the last quarter of this year.Follow us on social media