After I revealed a few weeks ago that Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah will be starring in Nollywood’s first 3D movie with a mystery Nigerian Hollywood actor, I return with a juicy scoop on the movie which is set to head into production in a few days.
The paranormal movie, ‘Mystery Beads’ directed by Frank Adekunle Macaulay will feature Hollywood actor, Emeka Amene (from NCSI, Angel ) alongside Jackie Appiah and a stellar cast including Anthony Monjaro, Julian Nnadi (from Guilder’s Ultimate Search), Ime Bishop Umo, Davies Bassey, Joseph Akahome, Frederick Leonard, Solomon Akiyesi, G-lory , Ani Iyoho, Chelsea Eze, Belinda Effah, Captain Cassie Idagbo, Eric Anderson, Sammy Young, Ani Iyoho and many more.
Mystery Beads is about Adidi Ata Ebua, a purely fictitious creation of producer, Egor Efiok based on the legendary Calabar dreaded sea goddess, Atim Okpo Ebot. It tells the story of Emeka (Emeka Amene), who was was born and raised in the US. His Ibibio mum, Idara, died under mysterious circumstances while giving birth to him, so he was raised by his father, Mr Chukwu (Shedrach Nwora), and his white US step-mum.
He is studying African History at the University of Arizona and part of his course requires him to go to an African University on a one year exchange programme. During the course of his research on-line, he meets Jackie (Jackie Appiah), a History student from the University of Calabar. They bond, flirt and chat a lot on Skype and inevitably fall in love.
One day, Jackie tells him about a bi-sexual chic at her University called, Timma (singer, G-lory), that fancied her and was always making passes at her. She went on to state that about a fortnight ago, Timma cornered her in the ladies room at a fast food joint. She noticed beads on Timma’s waist and in order to dissuade Timmas’ amorous advances, told her that if she gave her the beads only then would she sleep with her; to her surprise and amazement, Timma took the beads off her waist and promptly put them around Jackie’s waist.
Emeka is intrigued and asks to see the beads via webcam. Jackie shows him the beads and says that she loves them and has resolved never to take them off for reasons she explains, but we at this time are not privy to. Unbeknownst to Jackie, recent US returnee, Effiom (Julian Nnadi), the delinquent son of an exorcist, Mr Henshaw (Anthony Monjaro), had earlier stolen the beads from a museum. The beads belongs to Adidi Ata Ebua and to worsen matters, Adidi Ata Ebua has a grudge against the Henshaw family, which dates back to the previous century.
Emeka decides that Unical is where he is going on his exchange programme. What he did not bargain for was that the seemingly harmless beads that Jackie was wearing on her waist had a deadly attachment to it. Jackie is in TROUBLE and she doesn’t even know it…