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    'Aki and Pawpaw' Remake Rakes in N30 Million in First Week

    ‘Aki and Pawpaw,’ a new comedic remake from Play Network Studios and FilmOne Entertainment, debuted in theaters on a strong note last weekend.

    The comedy, which launched on December 17, is said to have made an astonishing N30 million in its first weekend at the box office.

    Mimi Bartels, the film’s co-producer, confirmed the film’s monumental achievement on Instagram:

    “Close one! Thank you Nigeria. We had to contend with Hollywood and still stood strong and it is all because of you.”

    The film’s impressive opening weekend numbers comes amid the release of major titles including Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’.

    Starring Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme for their reunion as onscreen twin brothers, the sequel written by Steph Boyo and Ozioma Ogbaji follows their adventures with a social media influenced fortune hunt.

    The Biodun Stephen directed remake also stars Toyin Abraham, Amaechi Muonagor, Stan Nze, Chioma Okafor, Uti Nwachukwu and more.

    The premiere of the remake of the 2002 Nollywood classic, Aki and Pawpaw, held on Sunday night at the Filmhouse IMAX, Lekki, Lagos.

    The premiere coincided with the 44th birthday of one of the movie’s star actors, Chinedu Ikedieze aka Aki.

    The theme of the premiere was Y2K and the dress code, Old Nollywood Glam.

    Aki and Pawpaw remains an iconic part of our history, and has found its way into Nigerian pop-culture through several memes and popular mannerisms.

    In the remake, two mischievous brothers (Aki and Pawpaw) who try to make a life for themselves coincidentally fall into the fame and wealth they craved for through the help of social media.

    This welcomes them into a world of pleasures, pressures, lies, deceit and enmity.

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