Thunderbolt

Also Known As: Thunderbolt: Magun
Director: Tunde Kelani
Countries: Nigeria
Year: 2001
Running Time: 105 min.
Language: English, Igbo and Yoruba

thunderbolt

Thunderbolt is woven around Ngozi, a young elegant Igbo lady and Yinka a young man of Yoruba origin who meet and fall in love during the National Youth Service. Their eventual marriage, against folk wisdom, soon develops problems fueled by rumors of extra-marital affairs which destroy trust between a devoted Ngozi and a jealous Yinka. In the ensuing drama Ngozi is laced with “Magun”, the mysterious and fatal chastity control (Magun) which will make her sexual victim die instantly after sexual intercourse.

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About the Director

Tunde Kelani

Biography: Tunde Kelani holds a diploma in the Art and Technique of Filmmaking from the London International Film School. After working many years in the Nigerian film industry as a cinematographer, he founded Mainframe Film & Television Productions, a company formed to document Nigeria’s rich culture.

(Source: Through African Eyes – Dialogues with the Directors, BONETTI Mahen and REDDY Prerana (Editors), 2003, African Film Festival, Inc. and Printinfo JV LLC, Yerevan, Armenia, p.106)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
White Handkerchief (2004);
Saworoide [Brass Bells] (2004);
Thunderbolt: Magun (2001, 2004);
Agogo èèwò (2004, 2005);
The Campus Queen (2004);
The Narrow Path (2007);
Maami (2012).

Filmography:
Fopomoyo (1991 – Jimoh Aliu, Tunde Kelani);
Ti oluwa ni ile 1-3 (1993);
Ayo ni mo fe 1-2 (1994);
Kòseégbé (1995);
Ò le kù (1997);
White Handkerchief (1998);
Saworoide [Brass Bells] (1999);
Thunderbolt: Magun (2001);
Agogo èèwò (2002);
The Campus Queen (2003);
Agbako (2006);
The Narrow Path (2006);
Abeni 1-2 (2006);
Life in Slow Motion (2008);
Arugba (2010);
Maami (2010);
Dazzling Mirage (2015).