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Kiss and Tell (2011 film)

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Genre  Drama
Language  English
Director  Desmond Elliot
Music director  Uche Alexmoore, Slam
Country  Nigeria
Kiss and Tell (2011 film) movie poster
Release date  19 June 2011 (2011-06-19) (Lagos premiere)18 July 2011 (2011-07-18) (Nigeria)
Executive producers  Monalisa Chinda, Emem Isong
Cast  Monalisa Chinda (Delphine), Joseph Benjamin (Iyke), Desmond Elliot (Bernard), Nse Ikpe Etim (Tena), Uche Jombo (Mimi)
Similar movies  Related Desmond Elliot movies

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Kiss and Tell is a 2011 Nigerian romantic comedy film, produced by Emem Isong and directed by Desmond Elliot. It stars Monalisa Chinda, Joseph Benjamin, Desmond Elliot, Nse Ikpe Etim, Uche Jombo and Bhaira Mcwizu. Though the film was a commercial success, it was met with mixed to negative reception.


The film revolves around two Casanovas, friends and business partners; Iyke (Joseph Benjamin) and Bernard (Desmond Elliot), and a divorce lawyer, Delphine (Monalisa Chinda), who is a divorcee herself and doesn't want to have anything to do with men again. Bernard strikes a bet with Iyke which involves Iyke having sex with Delphine in ten days or forfeit five percent of his shares to Bernard; if Iyke succeeded, he'd have five percent of Bernard's shares. However, Bernard tells Tena (Nse Ikpe Etim), Delphine's best friend about the bet in order to have an edge, thereby complicating things for Iyke.

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  • Monalisa Chinda as Delphine
  • Joseph Benjamin as Iyke
  • Nse Ikpe Etim as Tena
  • Desmond Elliot as Bernard
  • Uche Jombo as Mimi
  • Bhaira Mcwizu as Eka
  • Bobby Michaels as David
  • Matthew H. Brown as Tunde
  • Temisan Etsede as Lawyer
  • Release

    The film was initially intended to be released directly to video, but the producer changed plans after production. A trailer was released on 16 May 2011. The film premiered on 19 June 2011 at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos, followed by a general theatrical release on 18 July 2011. It premiered overseas on 22 October 2011 at the Greenwich Odeon Cinema, London.

    Critical reception

    The film was a box office success, but received mixed critical reviews. Nollywood Reinvented gave it a 23% rating, commended Nse Ikpe Etim's performance, but stated that the concept is not original. gave a 74% rating, also highlighting Nse Ikpe Etim as the standout performance and concluded: "....although predictable, it was a nice feel good romantic well acted comedy, nothing great, but most definitely good". Kemi Filani commended performances from Joseph Benjamin and Nse Ikpe Etim, but also cited that the story is not original. Faith Ajayi gave 7 out of 10 stars and stated that the direction was great, but complained about the sound mixing.


    Kiss and Tell received six nominations at the 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards and Nse Ikpe Etim won the award for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role". It got two nominations at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and Desmond Elliot won the award for the "Best Film Director. It also got three nominations at the 2012 Zulu African Film Academy Awards.


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