In the official trailer for Three Thieves, Koye Kekere-Ekun, Shawn Faqua and Frank Donga form an interesting trio.
Tega (Koye Kekere-Ekun) is a glorified cameraman, but he prefers the title underpaid director of photography, Oreva (Shawn Faqua) is an unemployed hustler and Rukevwe (Frank Donga) is a proud petrol station attendant. The three friends are wallowing in poverty, so when a robbery gig that promises millions comes along, they convince themselves that “hustle no be robbery”.
The script is written by Abba Makama, Africa Ukoh and Dimeyii Sammy. Makama and Ukoh cowrote the impressive Green White Green and The Lost Okoroshi, both films premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), so we will be expecting a story unlike the usual sloppy Nollywood comedies.
Three Thieves is directed by Udoka Oyeka. It features special appearances from Odunlade Adekola, Charles Okocha, Bucci Franklin and Funnybone. The film opens in cinemas on October 4, 2019.