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“A Green Fever”: A Thriller That Almost Had It All

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A Green Fever

A Green Fever

Directed by: Taiwo Egunjpbi
Written by: Isaac Ayodeji
Genre: Thriller
Released on: 28th February, 2024 (Prime Video)
Language: English

We couldn’t resist watching A Green Fever after seeing a couple of good reviews, we just had to form our own opinions and fill you in. This 2023 film, brought to life under the direction of Taiwo Egunjobi and birthed by BB Sasore’s Nemsia Films, landed on Prime Video on February 26th, promising a blend of intrigue and stellar performances.


A Green Fever spins a tale of a man and his daughter taking shelter in a military officer’s residence, under the guise of seeking help for her illness. But as the story unfolds, the layers of deceit peel away, revealing that nobody is as they appear, and secrets lurk in every corner.


The cast truly shines here. Temilolu Fosudo, embodying Kunmi, nails the role with a compelling display of unease. William Benson, as Colonel Bashiru, fits his role like a glove, adding depth to the narrative. Chukwu Martin, though silent, delivers a powerful performance as Chinaza. Young Darasimi Nadi does a good job as Kunmi’s daughter, while Ruby Okezie as Matilda captures the innocence and naivety of her character perfectly.


The plot grips you, with a tension that builds steadily rather than overwhelming you at the climax—a common pitfall in many Nollywood productions. Yet, this balanced pacing might be its Achilles’ heel, as the ending leaves us wanting more, feeling somewhat unresolved.

Technical Aspects

Visually, the film strikes the right chord. The lighting and tone create an atmosphere brimming with mystery, while the set pieces transport us back to the ’80s, enhancing the film’s overall ambiance.

Final Thoughts

“A Green Fever” keeps you guessing, pondering the true motives behind Kunmi’s arrival and the reality of his daughter’s illness. The revelation, though surprising, left us yearning for a more elaborate conclusion.


While the film concludes on an open-ended note, a bit more closure would have been satisfying. It’s a must-watch for those who appreciate Nollywood’s evolving storytelling prowess. Have you seen it? Do you share our sentiments? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Rating: 3.5/5

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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