2018s Chief Daddy is my first foray into the Nigerian film industry and it’s somewhat of a pleasant experience. Centering around a Scrooge-like patriarch and his family dealing with his passing, there’s plenty of comedic setup. We get very little time with the titular Daddy, but as soon as he’s gone to meet his maker it’s funny to see his family quickly jump at each other's throats in the fight over his money. I like the simple setup with most of the film set in his house with the family going through his will, forcing the characters to some comedic clashes. There’s a very infectious energy in every performance here, though the film is very clear where it’s going and would have benefited from digging down a bit more into the darker aspects of the premise. That being said, this is a very wholesome little comedy I’m glad I got to experience.
My 2020 Weekly Comedy Challenge