Mamba’s Diamond: Sierra Leone Features in Nigerian Action Movie
Mamba’s Diamond is a 2021 Nigerian action-comedy heist film written by Darlington Abuda and directed by Seyi Babatope. The film is based on a story of couple of amateur thieves who by accidentally steal diamond which is one of the most valuable precious jewels in the world.
The principal photography of the film began in February 2021 and portions of it were filmed at a real diamond mine in Johannesburg, South Africa. The snippet of the forthcoming project hints on the movie being set in Sierra Leone, New York and Lagos, Nigeria.
The film had its theatrical release on 19 March 2021. The much-awaited movie will hit the cinemas from 13th May, 2021.
The less than two-minute trailer reflects on a heated fight as they try to elope with diamonds worth millions of dollars belonging to the “queen of the underworld darkest cult group,” known as Black Mambas.
Shot by Solomon Essang, the film stars Gabriel Afolayan (as Elenu), Osas Ighodaro (as Eloho), and Williams Uchemba (as Obi) playing the lead roles.
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Also part of the cast are Nse Ikpe-Etim (as Mamba), Jimmy Odukoya (as Jay), Ayo Makun, Nancy Isime, Sam Dede, Dibor Adaobi Lilian, Ejike Asiegbu, and Venita Akpofure. Stunt sequences for the film were choreographed by Olukiran Babatunde Olawale.
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Mamba’s Diamond marks Williams Uchemba’s debut as an executive producer. The feature is under his self-titled production company, Williams Uchemba Productions.