Blood Sisters (2022) movie review: A 5-star production worthy of accolades

Blood Sisters tells the story of two friends, Sarah (Ini Dima-Okojie) and Kemi (Nancy Isime). Sarah is engaged to her dream man, Kola (Deyemi Okanlawon.) However, their seemingly idyllic union has a dark side.

Blood Sisters: The Cast

  • Ini Dima Okojie – SARAH
  • Nancy Isime – KEMI SANYA 
  • Deyemi Okanlawon – KOLA ADEMOLA 
  • Gabriel Afolayan –  FEMI ADEMOLA 
  • Kehinde Bankole –  OLAYINKA 
  • Genoveva Umeh – TIMIYEN ADEMOLA 
  • Kate Henshaw-Nuttal – UDUAK ADEMOLA 
  • Uche Jombo – UCHENNA 
  • Daniel Etim Effiong – AKIN 
  • Keppy Ekpenyong-Bassey – IFEANYI
  • Ibrahim Suleiman –  KENNY
  • Wale Ojo –  INSPECTOR SLO JO OBASANJO 
  • Maurice Sam – BLADE
  • Segun Arinze – SUPERINTENDENT TIJANO BELLO
  • Ramsey Nouah – UNCLE B
  • Toke Makinwa – Abasiama
  • Tope Tedela – DR ADEBOYE
  • Wofai Fada – PRINCESS
  • Joke Silva –  GRANNY
  • Patrick Doyle – GODWIN
  • Bimbo Manuel – PRIEST
  • Toyin Abraham – VILLAGE WOMAN
  • Denrele Edun –  DRUNK DRIVER
  • Zack Orji – DAVID

Blood Sisters: The Crew

  • Biyi Bandele – DIRECTOR
  • Kenneth Gyang- DIRECTOR 
  • Mo Abudu – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 
  • Heidi Uys – CREATIVE PRODUCER 
Blood Sisters 2022 movie review by NollyRated.com

Blood Sisters: The Review

I can categorically say that Ebony Life has used Blood Sisters to redeem itself from the disaster that Chief Daddy 2 is. It appears Nollywood is able to explore stories when there are more than 2 hours for the movie. Blood Sisters is a crime thriller centred around domestic violence, and still manages to bring in humour, glamour, the big budget wedding, and even a society funeral. 

Every actor brings the story alive, no matter how small their part is. It is beautiful to observe Nollywood in its element. This is a movie full of the best Nollywood has to offer, a fusion of old and new Nollywood.   

Kate Kenshaw is the matriarch in this crime thriller, and she carries the role with all the grace required. She is a legend. Kehinde Bankole is a sight to see in her role as a daughter-in-law to Kate Henshaw’s role. Gabriel Afolayan brought his usual commitment and energy to his role. I expect nothing less from him now, and I am happy that he did not disappoint.  

The shining stars of Blood Sisters are Nancy Isime and Ini Idima Okojie. Nancy deserves every accolade coming her way for the role she played in this production. All the actors will keep you on the edge of your seat. The only character I have a problem with is the hired assassin, who did not demonstrate the role well in the opening scene. However, that may be what the writer wrote for him. 

The cinematography is top-notch, the colours are vibrant, vivid, and appropriate for every setting. The costume in the movie suits every scene and role, and as the roles change, you see the change of costume, and you are able to see immediately the change of circumstances. 

It is interesting to see Nollywood show more sex scenes than usual, and it is artfully done, too. It is neither over the top nor unnecessary to the storyline. Kudos to the directors. The ageing done in the movie is beautiful to see; there is not a single whitening make-up, yet we could see the appropriate ageing for all the characters as required. One of the challenges Nollywood faces is that of getting the appropriate location to fit the scenes in the story. Blood Sisters does not have that problem; all the locations are appropriate for every scene. 

This is a long movie, but you will find yourself unable to stop watching it till the end. And that cliffhanger, I hate it and I love it! This is an excellent production, deserving of every international recognition coming its way. Five stars all the way.

NollyRated Score: 5/5 (Outstanding Movie).

NollyRated uses a 5-level scoring system, as follows:

  1. Poor
  2. Sub Par
  3. Okay
  4. Great
  5. Outstanding

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1 thought on “Blood Sisters (2022) movie review: A 5-star production worthy of accolades”

  1. I have to admit it was nicely done. Although Blade, with his huffing and puffing and Wale Ojo with his Texan Chicago accent were the weakest links for me.

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