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COMING FROM INSANITY (2019) | Movie Review

About Coming From Insanity
In the mid-nineties, a 12 year-old boy (KOSSI) with genius-level intelligence, is one of many children trafficked through the Nigerian borders from Togo. He ends up with the MARTINS, an upper-middle class family of 4 in Lagos. At their home, he will work overtime for his meals and shelter as a houseboy.

Actors: Adeolu Adefarasin, Bolanle Ninalowo, Dakore Akande, Damilola Adegbite, Gabriel Afolayan, Odunlade Adekola, Sambasa Nzeribe, Sani Musa Danja, Sharon Ooja, Temidayo Akinboro, Tina Mba, Udoka Oyeka, Wale Ojo.

Director: Akinyemi Sebastian Akinropo

Genre: Drama, Crime

Release: June 14, 2019

Fast forward to present day, Kossi is still a houseboy with the Martins. He dreams of a better life, but with barely any education, he knows his future is compromised. He relies on his natural abilities and talent to carve out a way for himself, soon discovering the art of counterfeit money printing and floating the most flawless counterfeit dollars this side of the world.

Now out on his own, he employs the services of a few friends and grows the operation substantially, landing him on the radar of a young determined agent at the EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) who will stop at nothing to bring him to justice.

It seems like every time I see a movie starring Gabriel Afolayan, he’s always planning mischief. That said, I don’t think there’s anyone else that would have played the lead character, Kossi, better than he did.

Coming From Insanity is a movie I won’t forget in the future. It’s one of the few Nollywood movies that have made me clutch my jacket and my heart in genuine suspense. It drove everyone in the cinema mad that afternoon, hoping against all hope for Kossi to escape the clutches of the law.

The movie shone light on human trafficking in Nigeria, mostly of children to be used as domestic help. For the fact that it’s based on true events, I’ll like to see how the true story ends.

Have you watched Coming From Insanity yet? How was your life after you left the cinema?

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