Best of 2012: Favorite Comedy: Phone Swap by Kunle Afolayan


Africa continues to be one of the fastest growing telecommunications markets in the world when it comes to telephone users. It was only fitting that we have a film centered on the mobile phone and how these gadgets are literally influencing culture and society in a hilarious way. This is a well produced movie and one of our favorite African comedies to come out of Nigeria this year. Check out the funny trailers and see why we love Kunle’s great production.


Movie Synopsis

Akin and Mary meet for the first time at an airport where they accidentally bump into each other and mistakenly swap their identical phones . This leads to a destination mix up after they receive one another’s text regarding a travel destination. Consequently, Akin ends up traveling to where Mary is supposed to go and vice versa. Neither knows about the swap until they have reached their opposite destinations and “the phone” stops ringing (In Mary’s case) and “Won’t stop ringing” (In Akins’s case) . As a result of the phone swap, they agree to help carry out each other’s missions, armed with the information and data on each other’s phone. But it’s not as easy as they both think as new obstacles and complications rise at every turn as they both struggle to adapt to their alien environment and situation. Mary has to walk in Akins shoes and represent him in a company meeting while Akin has to represent Mary in her the family meeting. This they do with hilarious results


Phone Swap1