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Chief Daddy 2: The Embarrassment that could have been Avoided —A Review

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In this movie review, you will find out:

  • What is wrong with “Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke”
  • What contributed to the shortcomings of the star-studded movie
  • And why it is an embarrassment that could have been avoided

Let’s go!

For some days now, mixed reactions have trailed the Nigerian comedy “Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke”. While some people have described it as an unnecessary sequel that leaves viewers disturbed and angry, some are kind enough to say that the movie is good enough to pass the time.

Actually, many things are wrong with “Chief Daddy 2”, and some of these shortcomings have been fairly addressed in many reviews that I have read online. But here is another insight to the whole saga.

Review of “Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke”

As a star-studded movie that has the appearance of celebrated actors like Funke Akindele-Bello, Joke Silva, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, Falz, Linda Ejiofor, Ini Edo, Broda Shaggy, Zainab Balogun, Rachel Oniga and Chigul in the Nollywood industry, one would expect nothing but a brilliant and electrifying release.

However, reverse is the case as the movie turns out to be a piece of junk that is not worth the hype. Then a question that pops up is what exactly culminated in this worthless movie and complete flop?

For me, I’ll heap more of the blame on the director: “Niyi Akomolayan”, who despite the “disjointed” and “poor” storyline, went ahead to direct the script into a movie.

As a movie director, he should examine the script carefully before staging it. This is because the audience would see the production as the sole interpretation of the script by the director.

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It is the worst movie the Nigerian audience ever regretted that they patronised.

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The brouhaha that follows this movie could have been avoided if the director had condemned the script co-written by “Mo Abudu, Bode Asiyanbi, Hiedi Uys, and Salah Sabiti“.

Despite coming after Omo Ghetto and The Wedding Party 1 & 2 as the 4th most grossed Nigerian movie showing in cinemas, Chief Daddy 2 fails to serve us the rich content of comedy.

There is no one-to-one correspondence between the actors and the roles they played in the movie. It has no atom of originality or verisimilitude. Thus, leavening its viewers bored.

The non-existence of the familiar faces from the original movie in Chief Daddy 2 brings a lot of confusion and makes the sequel strange from its first production.

Again, it would not be wrong to say that money blindfolded everybody that contributed to this embarrassing sequel, from the writers, producer and director to the cast.

Filmmakers should not have the mind of raking money from a production only, they should also be interested in making top-notch movies with plausible and relatable plots.

But as much as this single production is an embarrassment to Nollywood, the location, props and cinematography are on point.

This is 2022 and Chief Daddy 2 is the new year embarrassment. Nigerian filmmakers should learn from the conversations that have trailed this release to avoid future occurrences.

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