8 February 2024

Nigerian romantic comedy The Counsellor lands in February

Showmax Original romantic comedy film The Counsellor is set to premiere on the platform on 12 February 2024. 

The heartwarming film follows Aisha and Gbenro’s journey as their unforeseen love confronts unexpected issues, and challenges the conventional ideals of love and marriage. 

The Counsellor delves into the lives of Aisha and Gbenro, who are nursing wounds from previous “breakfasts” delivered by their partners just before Valentine’s Day. They somehow find themselves reluctantly thrown together on a non-refundable getaway originally planned with their now-exes.

Their unexpected meeting develops into a romance that quickly leads to an engagement. While preparing for marriage, doubts arise from Gbenro’s single mother. She is sceptical about the longevity of their sudden romance, prompting them to embark on a seven-day counselling session recommended to prove their love. The film explores the themes of love and marriage, single mothers and their overprotective streak, and the complexities faced in relationships through humour and depth.

Watch the trailer for The Counsellor

AMVCA Trailblazer 2022 winner Teniola Aladese (Slum King, Ricordi) and David Okpo Eyo (Covenant) play the lead roles of Aisha and Gbenro, respectively. The film also stars Eyiyemi Olivia Rogbinyin, Uzoamaka Anuinoh (Diiche, Riona) and Moyinoluwa Olutayo (Dear Mother, Worlds Apart).

“We’re excited about The Counsellor gracing our screens soon. It’s the perfect timing, arriving during the season of love. The production team and cast have done an amazing job putting this enchanting tale together,” says Dr Busola Tejumola, the Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels. 

“We have created a romantic comedy film exploring love, marriage, and common relationship struggles. It is a must-watch that everyone would enjoy,” she added. 

The Counsellor is streaming exclusively on Showmax. 

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