I DO NOT COME TO YOU BY CHANCE

Ishaya Bako |
Nigeria |
2023 |
105Min |
English, Igbo
13 V
Based on Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani’s 2009 novel, this dramatic comedy tells the story of Kingsley, the first-born of his family, burdened with all the benefits and responsibilities that entail including the need to graduate and find a job so that he can take care of his family. The threat of poverty can send even the most reverent of men down a gloomy path and unable to find work, he is seduced by the life his uncle, Boniface, aka “Cash Daddy,” leads, and the things it affords him. Together, they provide the ultimate foils for each other, as the morality tale unfolds.
Ishaya Bako
Chioma Onyenwe
Femi Awojide
Chika Anadu, Ishaya Bako
Paul Nnadiekwe, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Jennifer Eliogu, Sambasa Nzeribe, Beverly Osu, Emeka Nwagbaraocha

Screenings

20 July 17:30 Gateway 8
27 July 14:00 Suncoast 7
I DO NOT COME TO YOU BY CHANCE

Ishaya Bako

Ishaya’s passion for filmmaking cuts across fiction and documentary narratives. He studied filmmaking at the London Film School where he graduated with a distinction and has since gone on to direct over a dozen short films and two award winning documentaries – Fuelling Poverty and Silent Tears. His films have been screened at film festivals in Seattle, Durban, New York, Toronto, Lagos, and Clermont-Ferrand. Ishaya’s feature film debut was in 2015 with the drama, Road to Yesterday which won the Best Film (West Africa) at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA). His second feature, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is a romantic comedy that premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and he was one of the writers of Lionheart which also premiered at Toronto in 2018. He directed the political thriller 4th Republic. His most recent project is an adaptation of the novel I Do Not Come You by Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani.