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Directed byOlufemi Bamigbetan
Written byZeina Otonjo
Produced byBola Atta
Executive Producer
StarringEfa Iwara Omowumi Dada Beverly Osu
CinematographyTobi Karunwi, Tope Molebi
Edited byHarry John
Music byDr Bayo Adepetun
Release date
  • 26 November 2021 (2021-11-26)
Running time
116 minutes

Unintentional is a 2021 Nigerian romantic drama film directed by Olufemi Bamigbetan, written by Zeina Otonjo, produced by Obinna Okerekeocha and Bola Atta as Executive Producer and stars Efa Iwara, Omowumi Dada and Beverly Osu[1][2]

Unintentional is the first feature film by United Bank for Africa's lifestyle and entertainment channel, REDTV (Online TV channel) and was released on YouTube on boxing day, December 26, 2021.[3]


Filmed in Enugu State, Nigeria, the movie delves into the lives of two young African girls on a road trip that leads to the discovery of love in the most expected place. Unintentional is a feel-good, love story that follows Sefi Madaki (played by Omowumi Dada) and her best friend Rosy (Beverly Osu) on a journey of self-discovery after a tumultuous heartbreak during the start of their National Youth Service year.[4][5]



The official trailer for the film was released on 20 December 2021 and Unintentional premiered on YouTube on Boxing Day, 26 December 2021.[7][8]

Critical reception[edit]

Unintentional received reviews from critics.

According to Flora Nnamaka of Nigerian content review “This film had a good storyline. I totally love how realistic and relatable it was. It was conventional yet “new” the plot is. This is a typical love story but with some twists and turns here and there. Which in my opinion is really the juice of the story.”[9]

Okediran Adeyemi of What Kept Me Up had this to say “In Unintentional, the writer has a great idea, and the beauty of it is they have the right cast to bring the idea to reality. The movie immerses the audience who are not from the Eastern soil—to the air, the characters breathe and everything in between— such as the introduction to Uzor and his family, other little details with his brother cleaning his car and over to Rosie and Sofie’s bus journey that highlights roadside spectacles like the palm wine visuals, and the panning in on the bus passengers vehemently complaining about the frequent stops.”[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref
2023 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Actor In A Comedy Drama, Movie Or TV Series Kunle Idowu Nominated [11][12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "RED TV's Debut Feature Film "Unintentional" is a story of Self-Discovery Starring Efa Iwara, Omowunmi Dada". Bella Naija. 27 December 2021. Retrieved 2022-01-13.
  2. ^ "UNINTENTIONAL by Nollywood REinvented". Nollywood Reinvented. Retrieved 2022-01-13.
  3. ^ "REDTV's movie, unintentional, premieres". 2 January 2022. Retrieved 2022-01-13.
  4. ^ "ICYMI: Efa Iwara and Omowunmi Dada Star as Love Interests in RedTv's "Unintentional"". 4 January 2022. Retrieved 2022-01-13.
  5. ^ "REDTV's Feature Length Movie, Unintentional, To Premier on Boxing Day". Retrieved 2022-01-13.
  6. ^ "Watch Efa Iwara, Omowunmi Dada in RedTV's 'Unintentional' trailer". Pulse. 2022-10-14. Retrieved 2022-01-09.
  7. ^ REDTV’s Feature Length Movie, Unintentional, Premiered On Boxing Day
  8. ^ RedTV releases official trailer for new movie 'Unintentional'
  9. ^ Unintentional: Red Tv’s first feature film.
  10. ^ What You Need to Know About ‘Unintentional’, RedTV’s First Feature Film: A Story of Love, Loss and Recovery
  11. ^ "Full List: Here are all our AMVCA 9 Nominees". AMVCA - Full List: Here are all our AMVCA 9 Nominees. Retrieved 2023-04-23.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "AMVCA 2023: Anikulapo Wins Overall Best Movie". Radio Nigeria Ibadan Zonal Station - Uplifting the People and Uniting the Nation. 2023-05-21. Retrieved 2023-06-09.

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