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Adesuwa (A Wasted Lust)
Directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
Produced by John Chukwuma Abua
Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
Written by Ossa Earliece
Music by Henry Edo
Cinematography Lanre Oluwole
Ejim Fortune Kezi
Edited by Victor Ehi-Amedu
John Films Sources
Distributed by Nollywood Distributions
Release date
  • November 26, 2012 (2012-11-26)
Running time
124 minutes
Country Nigeria
Budget ₦18 million[2][3]

Adesuwa (A Wasted Lust) is a 2012 Nigerian historical fiction film produced and directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen. It stars Olu Jacobs, Bob-Manuel Udokwu, and Kofi Adjorlolo. The film was scheduled to be released in theatres across Nigeria on 4 May 2012,[4] but due to an ownership rift between the director and executive producer, it was released on DVD. The film was shot in Benin City, Edo State.[5][6]

It received 10 nominations at the 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards, and won the awards for Achievement in Costume Design, Achievement in Visual effects, and Best Nigerian film.



Nollywood Reinvented gave it a 49% rating; praising its production, directing, and originality. The reviewer found the film interesting but not especially gripping.[7]


  1. ^ "Adesuwa set for DVD Release". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Adesuwa cost me 18 million naira". Nigeria films. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "An Interview with Adesuwa Executive Producer". NaijaRules. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Adesuwa cost me 18 million". NaijaRules. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Power Tussle over Award winning film Adesuwa". The Nation Newspaper. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Adesuwa set for Premiere". Nigerian Voice. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "film review: Adesuwa". Nollywood REinvented. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Adesuwa at Nollywood Reinvented