The premiere of the movie, Heroes & Zeros, will take place at Silverbird Galleria, Lagos, on August 31. Heroes & Zeros was written and directed by Niji Akanni. It was produced by Koga Studios, and it features Bimbo Manuel, Nadia Buari, Olu Jacobs, Tina Mba, Nobert Young, Gabriel Afolayan, and KC Ejelonu. It will be in cinemas across Nigeria from September 7, 2012.
Ten years ago, AMOS FELE (Bimbo Manuel) was a wealthy celebrity director in the Nigerian film industry. Now he lives in a ramshackle flat, doing occasional low-paying TV Commercials for nameless products. His joyless marriage to TINUKE (Tina Mba), is crumbling fast, especially after the death of their only child. A boost to his sagging spirit comes when a big-budget French-Nigerian film project appoints him as director.
Fele’s new rise coincides with that of DIBU IJELE (Gabriel Afolayan) as Yellow Journalism’s new enfant terrible. Dibu is a reporter with Naija Scene, a weekly tabloid. The paper’s new Board of Directors is headed by its Chairman, CHIEF IKUDABO (Olu Jacobs). With its eyes on profit, the Board supports Dibu’s theory that the only way to beat the competition is to scoop and sell dirt about anyone with a famous face or name. Dibu’s editor, Mr. AYOADE ALISA (Akin Lewis), an urbane fellow, tries to fight him and the Board.
Fele becomes obsessed with TONIA (Nadia Buari), a ravishing beauty and lead actress of the Nigerian-French film project. Ignoring the warnings of his best friend, NNAMDI (Norbert Young), a psychology professor, Fele pursues his obsession with Tonia to its tragic conclusion: losing his new job, ending his marriage and ending up in a mental hospital. Unknown to him, Tonia and her sister, BISOLA (Linda Ejiofor) have had an ace up their sleeve all along.