Earlier this week, Lexxistalking Entertainment announced that they have released a teaser for their upcoming movie, “The Dance Movie Project,” (TDMP) a comedy-drama based on real-life events in Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa. The official trailer is set for release in December (TDMP is slated for global release in the spring of 2016).

 

 

The Dance Movie Project Produced by Lexxistalking Entertainment is Africa's First Afrobeat Dance Movie.

The Dance Movie Project Produced by Lexxistalking Entertainment is Africa’s First Afrobeat Dance Movie (tdmpthemovie.com)

This latest production for Lexxistalking, brings together an international cast of actors, including the best and brightest media personalities and renowned dancers in Africa. Artists such as R&B Star Banky W, TV Personality Denrele Edun, Radio Personality Tolu Oniru (she popularly known as Toolz), Former Britain’s Got Talent stars Ezinne Asinugo and Soliat of CEO dancers, Celebrity Actress Liz Anjorin, Celebrity Choreographer Donflexx , Afropop Star Joelschild and many more.

 

The Dance Movie Project Produced by Lexxistalking Entertainment is Africa's First Afrobeat Dance Movie.

Actors Joelschild and Obi Michael Odo in The Dance Movie Project (tdmpthemovie.com)

The film is directed by Idahosa Osagie of James Mavrik Films alongside Assistant Director Ayomikun Oludoyi. The story, screenplay and executive production for TDMP is by Alexander Ore. Other key players involved in the making of TDMP are: Unit Publicist Ijeoma Genevieve Mbamalu, Associate Producer Alvin Moonsear and Co-Screenplay Writers Tope Ogunniran and Yetunde Ogunleye.

 

The opening of the trailer shows shots of breakdancers and Afrobeats shakers moving soulfully between a black screen with stark white, impactful print:

“Something big is coming”

“Africa’s”

“First Afrobeat Dance Film”

The teaser continues with a scene of actress Anjorin reprimanding her sons, Joelschild and Obi Michael Odo, for their decision to dance. Specifically, Anjorin says (in African Pidgin English, a dialect spoken particularly in West Africa):

“Your mate are doing law”

“Your mate are doing banker”

“You want to become a dancer”

“Are you guys normal?”

The Dance Movie Project Produced by Lexxistalking Entertainment is Africa's First Afrobeat Dance Movie.

Actress Liz Anjorin in The Dance Movie Project  (tdmpthemovie.com)

In 44 seconds, the teaser literally illustrates why there is so much anticipation for TDMP to come to the big screen. From the highly fluid dance moves, to the importance of getting an education, there is no doubt that that TDMP’s campaign to celebrate Black achievement among Africans, will become a force to be reckoned with.

 

 

 

The Dance Movie Project Produced by Lexxistalking Entertainment is Africa's First Afrobeat Dance Movie.

Actor Donflexx in The Dance Movie Project  (tdmpthemovie.com)

Remarking on the teaser, Ore said, “Moviegoers and dance enthusiasts around the world will enjoy TDMP not only because it is Africa’s first Afrobeat dance movie, but also because they will get to experience the way cultural and lifestyle factors dictate the way of life in Africa. We’re thrilled to bring this prolific, inspiring and powerful motion picture to movie audiences around the world.”

 

 

Says Associate Producer Moonsear, “My affection for dance and especially Afrobeat music has only grown since we started this project. Alex and I are having a lot of fun putting Afrobeat Dance on the world stage. I can’t wait for movie audiences around the world to see the trailer—it will be epic!”

 

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