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Everything You Need To Know About Dimeji Ajibola’s Ghetto Comedy “PASSPORT”

The Story ⚡

This September, Nollywood’s finest Jim Iyke and Mercy Johnson are teaming up for the big screen.

Directed by Dimeji Ajibola, Produced by Vincent Okonkwo here is everything you need to know about the film under the banner of VSL Media.

Tell Me More 

Ladened by the consequences of the theft of his passport, Oscar (Jim Iyke), a rich brat, enlists the help of Kopiko (Mercy Johnson), a hot-headed tomboy who controls a section of the ghetto, in the search of his stolen passport. The story is filled with adventures that take them through bouts of trouble, laughter, tears, arguments and emotions.

At the end of the story, these two contrasting characters, despite achieving their goals or not, would find that they have gained something neither thought important “a better view of the world and maybe true love”

“Passport” is a captivating movie that brings to full view the prowess of old and new Nollywood, from Mercy Johnson, Jim Iyke, Adedimeji Lateef, Jide Kosoko to Zubby Michael, Lina Idoko, Emem Ufot and a host of talents. 

See the official Poster Below

Release Date

To be shown in 50+ cinemas, “Passport” made by the fast-rising household production company VSL Media will begin its theatrical run on September 2nd 2022 and is distributed by Film One. 

What To Look Out For 

Jim Iyke and Mercy Johnson as the key lead in this film are what make this title stand out. From the first on-screen introduction of their individual personality and then the big conflict, audiences can look forward to strong performances from the veteran acts. it’s been a while since we have had the pairing of these two actors that we grew up with. From the trailer, it looks convivial already.

Then there is the director – Dimeji Ajibola. His credits include yet-to-be-released Shanty Town and Ratnik. The former has been touted as the most gritty film from Nollywood that two streamers fought hard for its acquisition. The latter was the big ambitious sci-fi that everyone was talking about in 2020. How the vision of the director that has done the abovenamed project pans out in passport is yet another key thing audiences can watch out for.

Since Omo Ghetto the saga, we haven’t really seen a big screen project that fully explores the lives of characters from the Ghetto. “Passport” would be that title to watch if you want to see something different.


Box office September is packed. From Woman King, Blonde, Brotherhood, Honk for Jesus, and Save Your Soul – audiences have so much to choose from for their entertainment.

Amidst this competition, This will be VSL’s 2nd feature for the year and it hopes to gross outstanding at the box office, even more than “The Wildflower” which earned 41.4million Naira at the box office, making it a project as the top grossing topical movie in Nollywood history to date, and also the 4th grossing Nollywood movie between 1st January and 7th August 2022. 

In Summary 

With a good mix of Established and new faces, Passport hopes to be a big draw at the big screen market from September. How that plays out is entirely up to the market that is near its Q4 Gold rush.

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