Iyawo Obun is a Yoruba movie and the story of Rotimi (Femi Adebayo), a young man residing abroad who falls in love with Shope (Mide Martins) that he meets at his father’s birthday party. He does not wait to get close to the lady but proposes to her online, thinking that she would meet every of his criteria. Things become awry when they marry and begin to live together as man and wife. Shope makes Rotimi go through hell on earth because of her dirty habit.
In love with his wife and willing to do all within his means to restore normalcy to their relationship, Rotimi employs the services of Dora (Tayo Adeniyi) to pose as his lover so as to threaten Shope into submission. This however backfires and Rotimi learns the hard way that his approach isn’t the best available option.
Subject Matter: It is often said that cleanliness is next to godliness. It is also a fact that most men cannot stand living in a dirty environment, a fact that is expertly presented in this movie.
Picture Quality: The video is crystal-crisp. There is no breach of quality from start to finish.
Audio: Like the picture quality, the audio quality is also superb. There is no need of straining to hear what a character is saying.
Costume: The costume of each character is suitable for their role at every point in time. Even the part of Shope being dirty is well played, to the point of nausea. The ‘dapper’ part too is all lovely.
Believability: The storyline is totally believable and relatable. No role is out of place or unbelievable.
One way the movie fell short is through the character of Dora the crook. Her role at the end of the movie is exaggerated, including when she blurts out that she isn’t pregnant after the sum of 3 Million Naira has been transferred to her account. Although it is understandable that that is meant to be a form of a denouement, but the approach is a little bit out of place. What if, for example, the Police is called on her?
Iyawo Obun is a Myde Film Production project produced by Myde F.M. Abiodun and directed by Afeez Abiodun. Stars in the movie include Myde F.M. Abiodun, Afeez Abiodun, Femi Adebayo and Sunkanmi Omobolanle.
Reviewed by Gbemi Adebare.