Biodun Stephen’s 2023 comedy drama, ‘The Kujus Again’, has set a new box office record a few days after its release.
The movie which made its debut in the cinemas on April 21, 2023, has grossed over ₦17 million and as a result now has the biggest opening weekend for a Nollywood film this year.
‘The Kujus Again’ is also said to be the number one Nollywood movie in the domestic box office, followed by Zeb Ejiro’s ‘Domitilla: The Reboot’ with ₦34 million and ‘Maniac’ in third place with ₦1.5 million.
The movie is a sequel to ‘Introducing The Kujus’, a 2020 film which tells the relatable story of a young woman’s love for her family, and how this love reunites her family.
The new film continues the heartwarming, hilarious drama of the Kuju family complete with an engagement and a wedding.
New additions to the movie include Mavin Records’ CEO – Don Jazzy; DJ Big N, Ben Lugo, Sophia Augustine and Lilo Aderogba while Bisola Aiyeola, Sophie Alakija, Kunle Remi, MC Lively, Bimbo Ademoye, Chris Iheuwa and Timini Egbuson are part of the returning cast.
Playing the character, Don Jazzy, the music producer and talent manager, transitions smoothly from acting in comedy skits into the big screen.
According to producers of the newly-released film, Don Jazzy offers a fresh charm and a new twist to the well-loved family drama
“For one, it was a natural decision for us to return to set for a sequel of Introducing The Kujus following the yearning of fans. As expected from a Nigerian family, the stories are endless, so we are excited to bring them to your screens again.
‘‘The Kujus franchise does something very significant for Nigerian cinema, and it reawakens a family bond by offering something for everyone, regardless. What’s more, with Don Jazzy in the mix, it gets more interesting, and I am sure that fans will enjoy the sequel as well,” Winifred Okpapi had said while commenting on the film’s release.