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Weekend Movie Recommendation- Oloture: The Journey 

The daring story that unravels dark mysteries of true life experiences is back after four years since its debut on Netflix.

  • Faith Oloruntoyin
  • 28th June 2024
Oloture is back.

Ebony Life 2020 crime drama feature Oloture makes its sequel return to Netflix Today, June 28, 2024. The film sheds light on human trafficking in Nigeria and raises awareness about the plight of trafficked women as it 

takes its roots from a 2014 investigative report by The Premium Times.

The movie journeys through the life of the titular Oloture, a young and naive Nigerian journalist who goes undercover to expose the dangerous and brutal underworld of human trafficking.

The new release will continue Oloture’s (Sharoon Ooja) story as she crosses the Benin border, and goes on what the trailer has hinted has a perilous journey into Niger, Libya, and then to the Mediterranean, but this time in a series format.

Directed by Kenneth Gyang and produced by Mo Abudu’s Ebony Life Studios, other cast members include Omoni Oboli, Stan Nze, Amara Onoh, Bukola Abiola Oladipupo, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Daniel Etim Effiong Patrick Doyle, Segun Arinze, Bucci Franklin, Efe Iwara, and Adebukola Oladipupo.

However, before you dive right into the new release, it is important to have a refresh of what happened in the previous release, so you can truly enjoy the story’s progression. Hence,  here’s a  recap of the film:


Oloture’s mission?


Oloture played by Nigerian stellar actress Sharon Ooja is an ambitious journalist working for an investigative newspaper. Driven by a strong sense of justice, she agrees to go undercover to infiltrate a trafficking ring. To blend in, she poses as a prostitute, adopting the alias “Ehi”. Along the line, she meets women who are trapped in the world of prostitution and trafficking, each with their own heartbreaking stories and befriends a fellow prostitute named Blessing (played by Omowunmi Dada), who dreams of escaping to Europe for a better life.


Traffick lords:


Alero played by Omoni Oboli and Chucks played by Blossom Chukwujeku are the masterminds behind the deeply entrenched trafficking business and exert control over the women. They go all out to ensure their shady business stays under the radar . They are faced with more challenges which will be properly explored in the new release.


Challenges and Dangers:


As Oloture delves deeper into the underworld, she faces numerous dangers. The traffickers are ruthless and violent, and she constantly risks exposure. Her interactions with the traffickers reveal the brutal realities of the trade, including exploitation, abuse, and corruption.


How it ended:


A bus crosses the Seme border and slowly but surely recedes into the horizon, taking its helpless female occupants into what likely will be a difficult if not fatal future. They presumably are being trafficked to Europe where to buy back their freedom, they must negotiate a bleak black market of transactional sex.

Watch the official trailer of the new sequel below:


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