Diva follows the story of Nora (Efe Irele), a shrewd actress who is selfish and often gets away with anything she wants. Her life however takes a new turn when her uncle who brought her into the movie industry mandates her to go undercover in a slum for a month to fit into a top movie role in his international movie. Directed by Muyiwa Aluko, the movie features Femi Branch, Funso Adeolu, Efe Irele, Daniel Lloyd, Eloho Festus
Almost everyone acts their best in the movie. Especially the star of the movie, Efe Irele who acts out her high maintenance actress part well.
Femi Branch also plays his matured concerned uncle role well, pulling off a big surprise on Nora in the end. Funso Adeolu tries to bring in a little bit of humour into the movie while playing his slum role. Elohi Festus also plays her slum role well, reprising the everyday slum life. Other actors in the movie somewhat faltered but were able to fit in still.
This is a movie with a story that somewhat portrays the taming of the shrew. Efe Irele brought in drama with her shrewd, spoilt brat role and how she struggled to fit in the slum.
– The movie started on a rather boring and a little unprofessional note. Trying to portray a movie scene in a movie scene seemed to appear awkward for the actors at first especially the director in the movie. it took quite some time before the action began to pick up.
– Some of the scenes were redundant and did nothing to move the plot forward. Also some of the actors repeated their lines.
Reviewed by Ponmile Shittu.