October 1 is a new psychological thriller which tells the story of northern police detective, Dan Waziri. The movie is directed by Kunle Afolayan (‘Phone Swap’ and ‘Araromire’). Nigerian Haute couture designer, Deola Sagoe has been cast in the lead role. She will play Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. The filming of October 1, is currently in progress.
October 1 Synopsis
It’s September 1960, and with Nigeria on the verge of independence from British colonial rule, a northern Nigerian Police Detective, DAN WAZIRI, is urgently dispatched by the Colonial Government to the trading post town of Akote in the Western Region of Nigeria to solve a series of female murders that have struck horror in the hearts and minds of the local community. On getting to Akote, more murders are committed, and with local tension high and volatile, Waziri has a race on his hands to solve the case before even more local women are killed.
Set against the backdrop of the national celebratory mood of the impending independence, Waziri is pulled into a game of cat and mouse as he and the killer try to outwit each other… leading to the climatic end in which the life of a popular local female teacher and village belle, TAWA, is held in the balance. Waziri has to race against the clock to capture the killer, save Tawa and solve the crime before the British flag is lowered and the Nigerian flag raised on Independence Day… October 1st.
Sadiq Daba – Inspector Waziri
Aderupoko – Sergeant Afonja
Fabian Lojede – Corporal Omolodun
Demola Adedoyin – Prince Aderopo
Kehinde Bankole – Miss Tawa
Nick Rhys – Winterbottom
Lawrence Stubbings – Tomkins
Colin David Reese – Rev Dowling