Obi Emelonye’s Black Mail arrives in selected UK cinemas on the 26th of August.


Critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning Nollywood filmmaker Obi Emelonye’s BLACK MAIL arrives in selected UK cinemas on the 26th of August. 

Black Mail is directed, written and produced by Obi Emelonye, providing a poignant allegory for the present times. Here a ruthless Russian criminal attempts to exploit a compromised victim in a game of cyber cat and mouse that takes everyone to the edge of destruction. 

Obi Emelonye wants us to ask: How far would you go to keep your private life private? Black Mail stars Nollywood leading actor O.C. Ukeje (Half of a Yellow SunGone Too Far) as Ray Chinda, an actor and family man trying to stop a private video of himself from being leaked online before his professional and personal life are destroyed. 

The result is a fast-moving thriller set in contemporary London where Ray Chinda faces a group of seemingly faceless internet criminals demanding money in exchange for his private files. Realising he only has twenty-four hours before he is exposed, Ray enters into a fearless pursuit to stop them. Confiding in his manager Reuben (Alessandro Babalola; Wrath of Men, Top Boy), Ray decides he must become the man he has only ever pretended to be in movies.  

Black Mail takes the audience on a compelling journey with a hero trying ardently to protect the life he has built and help others along the way. Winner of the 2021 Best Film Award at the British Urban Film Festival, Black Mail is a slick, provocative crime thriller set to captivate audiences and is a must-see film for fans of Nollywood. 

The full list of cinemas screening Black Mail can be found here:

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