Reviewed By Ajibare Abioye
Hey folks! You’re welcome to the review of Afaimo, which means ‘Not Unlikely’, written and directed by Olasunkanmi Solomon. It is a powerful movie that will take you on a journey of introspection through the use of clear illustrations that will pique you sensitivity to the reality of our lives here on earth.
Afaimo is a well-written movie that achieves remarkable balance in its rhythm and pacing. It treats an earnest theme in a witty way, and for the first time in a long while, if ever, it hurt having to wait a week for a film’s concluding part. The motion picture utilizes the allusion method excellently to pass across its message to the intended audience. This was done by giving prominence to one layer of the story and creating characters that we would care about. Here, we have four personalities that represent different kinds of believers. The imagery really struck me and at several times while watching the movie, all I could do was to ask God to help me.
Seyi Adeniyi, Segun Adedare, Ayobami Adegboyega and Taiwo Solomon shared a chemistry onscreen that made their siblings relationship thoroughly believable. Nike Adebayo really shone in her role here as the character I’d love to hate, Agent 3. We follow them on their expedition and really, you couldn’t tell where the story would end. The cinematography was very much involved in this, timely adjusting to character movements and chase sequences, and using focus to purposefully direct our gaze. Furthermore, the music score was varied and suitably used.
Afaimo creatively portrays the different distractions children of God encounter on their earthly sojourns. The depictions of the devil’s sly operations were vivid, and it’s a wonder how, despite slipups by the enemy, some believers ultimately believe what their ears were itching to hear all along. The importance of togetherness, every word that comes out of the mouth of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit is foregrounded in the movie as well.
In this race of faith, we need to be wary of weariness, so that we won’t shift focus from God’s blessings on us to the circumstances around us. Every child of God must embrace the Bible as our manual for living and ensure nothing takes that away from us. The prize is not for those who quit, but for them that endure to the end. Finally, I would say that on every watch, you would get more insight from Afaimo; it being an allusion ensures that there is more to it than meets the your first viewing.
Alright, we’ve come to the end of this review. How many of you have seen it? How many of you will go watch it now? Please indicate in the comments section below. The links to the movie are https://youtu.be/tZz9gYW6R8s and https://youtu.be/5hTSns6cCq8 .
Till the next article, stay blessed!