The Nollywood actress, Linda Osifo who started the year by pushing the creative envelope in the movie, ‘Tanwa Savage’ has continued to blaze the creative trail, this time in “Prevail”, a gripping story of breakthrough and triumph over life’s woes, which was premium at Filmhouse Cinema IMAX, Lekki, Lagos.
The ‘Prevail’ was written by Saviour Kings Bob and produced by Darlington Abuda, it’s an intricate story of a good dead turned complicated when Dr. Lanre, a devoted Christian and the best surgeon in a private hospital in a city where crime is the order of the day, offers a bruised woman, Tracy Williams, who claims to be running from her temperamental husband a ride; unaware that she’s on a dangerous mission.
”Prevail” is a reverberating story of redemption and hopes of a better tomorrow as the story opens with a brutalized, hopeless, broken image of Linda who plays the leading lady ‘Tracy Williams’.
The “Prevail” plot centres around an infamous encounter between two people which will forever make or mar them in this enigmatic film which has messages of redemption, freedom, and the ability to break through any obstacles life may throw at you.
According to the thespian, ‘I decided to play this particular role for two reasons: first of all, I’ve been wanting something more challenging and different from the usual roles I get and secondly, the storyline behind the character attracted me to this role.’
Umanu Ojochenemi Elijah Directed the movie, the Edo state-born talent is magnetic on the screen and her interpretation of ‘Tracy’ is flawless. For a character who comes from a complex place, whose professional swindling, thievery, and lying cause her to do any and everything, her carriage throughout this spectacle though, reflects a woman in control, Umanu does an impeccable job in subtly revealing her vulnerabilities through her nuances.