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A young woman throws herself into her work to take her mind off her insecurities about her weight and her past, When her boss is diagnosed with a tumor, she is forced to pull herself out of her comfort zone and confront her fears.

  • Tope Alake
    Picture Perfect
  • Ejiro Ogagah
    A RIFT
  • Ejiro Ogagah
  • Lisa Omorodion
    Key Cast
    Night Bus to Lagos
  • Kenneth Okolie
    Key Cast
    Husbands of Lagos
  • Ayo Adesanya
    Key Cast
    "Mrs. Tope"
    City Crimes
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    13,864 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Distribution Information
  • Irokotv
    Country: Nigeria
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Paid TV
Director Biography - Tope Alake

Tope Alake is a Nigerian film and television Director and producer who’s impeccable blend of Afrocentrism and urban life style to life and work has given birth to what... you would be left to redefine a title to.

He was born in the Northern city of sokoto, from where he picked his love from everything art. He engaged in stage Dramas as an actor in school and church till after high school when he made a big move to Lagos, the city of the african film icing…Nollywood. There he owned his zest as a lover and prospective player in the Nigerian film space.

After his studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile Ife, Nigeria, he moved on to study film directing at the New York Film academy, he later proceeded to get a High Diploma in Cinematography at the Digital film Academy, Mumbai. After he worked in Nigeria as Cinematographer, Director and Producer. Since then he has done several TV and Film projects mostly as aDirector, other times as a producer,

In 2016 he was at the prestigious University of Carlifonia, Los Angeles (UCLA) whee studied film production. He has since then continue as film and TV Director?producer some of his works include TV series Emerald, Casino, Taste of love, Allyson’s stand, Daddy’s girls, My Flatmates, and numerous film titles.

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