Remake of 1994 Nollywood classic ‘Glamour Girls’ underway

PHOTO: Glamour Girls’

A remake of the 1994 Nollywood blockbuster, Glamour Girls, is currently in the works.

Following the success of ‘Living in Bondage’, the executive producer, Charles Okpaleke, has bought the rights to another Nollywood classic, ‘Glamour Girls’.

Mr Okpaleke, who is also the cofounder of Play Network Africa, confirmed the news on his Instagram page on Thursday.

Okpaleke also owns the sole rights to ‘Living in Bondage’ whose sequel recently achieved blockbuster status in Nigeria having grossed over N140m within the first few weeks of its release.

‘Living in Bondage: Breaking Free’ marked Okpaleke’s debut into Nollywood as an executive producer. The movie is still showing in cinemas nationwide.

Produced shortly after his equally successful film Living Bondage – considered the first Nollywood movie – it was described as the most daring and ambitious movie at the time. It was a deviation from the stereotypical themes of rituals, family squabbles; rather the focus was sex, power and fame.

About Glamour Girls

Written and produced by Nigerian filmmaker Kenneth Nnebue, the movie told the story of a village girl whose desire for a better life got her to take a questionable job in Lagos.

It also had quite a number of memorable moments like the Zach Orji famous bathroom scene with Eucharia Anunobi.

Both actors posed topless in the bathtub frolicking with each other while Anunobi who was dubbed Nigeria’s Sharon Stone, delivered an impressive performance devoid of any inhibition or self restraint.

Not surprising, the scene garnered so much criticism that it led to Orji’s suspension from church but not without making him a household name. In defense, the producers said Anunobi was not naked but was wearing a body suit.

The movie’s success led to a sequel which, although not quite as successful as the first, had its own fair dose of controversial scenes.

In all, Glamour Girls helped launch the careers of Pat Attah, Babara Odoh and many others. Its acclaim led to the release of Glamour Boys, which was a huge flop.

Read Also: Funke Akindele makes directorial debut

Also, in what can be considered to be a twist of fate and classical irony is the fact that all four of the film’s top actresses – Liz Benson, Odoh, Amuziam and, most recently, Eucharia Anunobi, are now ministers of God.

Dangote adbanner 728x90_2 (1)

Benson, who bowed out of Nollywood in 1996 after she became born-again, took a second shot at marriage (having been widowed in her mid 20s) in a court ceremony in Abuja, to her beau, Bishop Great Emeya.

The couple are deeply involved in Christian ministry. Benson is an evangelist while Bishop Emeya is a pastor of one of the largest ministries in Warri, Delta State.

Amuziam, who hit critical acclaim in Glamour Girls, Part Two, is actively involved in an evangelical ministry, Open Heart Ministry.

Odoh, whose claim to fame was the role of a prostitute in the film, is now a soul winner. Currently based in Abuja, Odoh says she runs a para-church with an emphasis on practical living, while Anunobi was ordained as an evangelist 5th of February 2012, at the Fresh Oil Ministry Int’l Church, Lagos.

Attachments area

Coronavirus factsheet


PT Mag Campaign AD

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application