(+Full Cast and Crew) Movie Review: Selina: Starring- Daniel Etim Effiong, Bimbo Ademoye, Iveren Anitiev, Ibekwe Franklin

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Selina Movie Review (The kiss between Ima and her ex)

I don’t know if I should like this movie or not. The film seems to me like one encouraging people, men in particular to be quick to have affair with their maid or flirt with them.

Moreso, the reason Reuben (Daniel Etim Effiong) broke up with his girlfriend, Ima (Iveren Anitev) was so baseless. Just a kiss and that’s it. It could have happened to anyone. It could have happened to him, and Ima would have forgiven him (maybe not easily though). Breaking up with Ima over a kiss with her ex showed that Reuben didn’t like her.

Just imagine, Ima stumbled on her ex, and got carried away by kissing him. 

The person behind the screenplay, Uduak Isong should have just created a realistic scene as a major cause of the break-up between Reuben and Ima, not that scene where she kissed her ex.

Come to think of it, that Reuben guy was already developing feelings for his housemaid- Sekina (Acted by Bimbo Ademoye) even before Ima mistakenly kissed her ex.

This is evident after Reuben started having an affair with Selina when his girlfriend, Ima left. So, what’s Reuben thinking? Selina is perfect? She is not money conscious? She would be faithful because she is from a poor background? She looks more industrious? She does do home chores?

I think there should be a part two so we can see if Selina will still be all these if he eventually marries her and polishes her.

What do you all think?

What is the movie Selina all about?

Selina is a movie about a poor, beautiful curvy maid, Selina/Sekina (Acted by Bimbo Ademoye). Selina had a big dream to own a big restaurant, but she did not have the money. 

So, she started a small restaurant with no major facilities in her village after securing a loan from a loan organization. Selina was unable to make money to pay back her loan. More so, the little money she made, she sent to her only brother to sponsor his education.

One day, one of her debtors came around, but instead of demanding her to pay her what she is owing, she offered her a job as a maid in one of her friend’s houses. Selina reluctantly accepted the job. She started working for a soon-to-be couple, Reuben and Ima (Acted by Daniel Etim Effong and Iveren Anitiev respectively.)

Selina’s funny and local dialect fascinated Reuben, who regardless of her local attitude would not want to terminate her appointment even when his wife-to-be, Ima demanded that he should. 

One day, Ima’s ex-boyfriend located her in her soon-to-be husband’s house. They couldn’t control their emotions and they kissed. Selina walked in on them which made them pull away from each other. Ima felt like a mess and immediately sent Kunle away. She pleaded with Selina not to tell her soon-to-be-husband- Reuben.

One day, while Ima was reminding Selina of her promise not to tell Reuben about kissing her ex-boyfriend, he walked in on them. Reuben broke up with Ima. 

Selina and Reuben became the only two in the house and started an affair. 

However, when Reuben introduced Selina to a friend as his housemaid, Selina felt downcast and left him

Would Reuben be able to win Selina’s heart back? Will Selina accept him back? Will Ima unite with her ex or with Reuben?

Find out here-

Selina Cast and Crew


Daniel Etim Effong acted as Reuben, Iveren Anitiev acted as Ima, Bimbo Ademoye acted as Sekina/Selina, Ibekwe Franklin Chudy acted as Sukky, Ehis Perfect acted as Angel, Oluwaseunfunmi Ayinde acted as Shola, Ajala John acted as Kunle, Jane Edward acted as Aunty B, Okenwa Onwuchekwa acted as Reuben Brother, Magnus Dike acted as Loan Shark, Faithful Joseph acted as Reuben’s Friend.


Story/Screenplay-Uduak Isong

Additional Screenplay– Bunmi Ajakaiye

Executive Producer –Chidi Oguamanam, Uduak Isong Oguamanam

Producer -Uduak Isong Oguamanam

Year: 2022

Country: Nigeria

Duration: 1 hour 29 minutes

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