“The Bling Lagosians” is a 2019 Nigerian drama film directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters and written by Anthony Kehinde Joseph. It premiered on June 16 in Lagos, Nigeria. The film features top Nigerian actors and actresses including Gbenga Titiloye, Toyin Abraham, Joyce Akabogu, and Dunn Fernandez.
The film depicts the life of a Lagos socialite. The film is about the societal pressures that keep the upper class’ image and appearance high. Austen-Peters wanted to create a movie that captured the essence of Lagos life. The story revolves around the Holloway family, a powerful socialite family in Lagos. It is about the matriarch of the family’s refusal to cut back on her extravagant lifestyle despite the societal pressure.
Musicians include Sarz, Ninola, and Brymo. While some of the tracks are upbeat and feel-good, others emphasize the message of the movie. However, the best tracks are the ones that complement the story and the mood. For example, Ninola’s “Designer” and Brymo’s “Waka Waka” serve as perfect compliments to the screenplay. They emphasize the movie’s underlying message and are excellent for the film’s grim moments.