Atuma’s hilarious movie, ‘LAPD African Cops,’ hits Nigerian cinema Friday

Atuma’s hilarious movie, ‘LAPD African Cops,’ hits Nigerian cinema Friday

Thursday, December 3, 2015 11:09 pm


Atuma with Actress Luenell (playing the role of Mylanta) and Actor Brian Hooks (playing the role Jamal) with the other LAPD Officers

Atuma with Actress Luenell (playing the role of Mylanta) and Actor Brian Hooks (playing the role Jamal) with the other LAPD Officers


Funsho Arogundade

LAPD African Cops, a Hollywood-Nollywood film, produced to extend the frontiers of comedy in both climes, will premiere at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday 4 December, and hit every other cinemas across the country the same day.

LAPD, a production of The Atuma Brothers International Company, TABIC, is a hilarious comedy based on a stereotypical behavioural reality. It is a story of two Africans who came to the United States of America and joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

They were commissioned and deployed to the streets of Los Angeles, but rather than employ the LAPD rules and regulations to judge the American streets; they decided to rule the streets using African culture, norms and values.

It parades Hollywood and Nollywood stars including Vanessa Bell Calloway (Eddie Murphy’s Coming To America), Luenell (Borat), Dorien Wilson (The Parkers), Brian Hooks (Eve’s Show), Mari Morrow (One Life To Live), Jaszmin Lewis (Barbershop), and Trina Mcgee (Friday After Next with Ice Cube).

Others are Bless Brown Vera (Sexy Boy In America), Tonya Lee Williams (Young & Restless), Caryn Ward-Ross (The Game), and Pascal and Oscar Atuma (My American Nurse and Okoto the Messenger). It is produced by Dr. Oscar Atuma and Pascal Atuma, co-produced by Ime Etuk.

Speaking on the movie LAPD that won three awards at the just concluded Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) in Houston, Texas, Pascal Atuma, said LAPD African Cops is a film that uses comedy to deliver several messages for the betterment of the society at large and also reflects the cultural differences between the Americans and African-Americans.

“Be you American, European, Asian, or African, there is a message for everyone in this film, and you will laugh till you drop while receiving the message,” Atuma said.

He added, “It tends to close the gap between African-Americans and Africans, giving hope that the chains of the past will someday be broken, and humanity will see each other as one.”

Shot in the United States and distributed in West Africa by Silverbird Film Distribution, LAPD African Cops is written and directed by Pascal Atuma.


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