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Coming 2 America’s budget almost 100% more than original film

Trusted royal servant Semmi and Zamunda’s Crown Prince Akeem return to America to find the prince’s illegitimate son. Photo: Paramount Pictures

Movie lovers within Nigeria and the world over are still relishing the sequel of the 1988 American romantic comedy, ‘Coming to America’.

‘Coming 2 America’ a 110 minutes film with a budget of $60 million compared with the original film which had a budget of $36 million was released on March 4 (March 5 in Nigeria), 2021 and again starred Eddie Murphy.

Other stars featured in this sequel are; Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Teyana Taylor and Wesley Snipes.

Nigerians have reacted in excited popular singer David Adedeji Adeleke alias ‘Davido’ made a cameo appearance in the film singing his hit song ‘Assurance’.

In Coming 2 America, Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is summoned by the King of Zamunda, King Jaffe Joffe (James Earl Jones) his father who’s shaman, Baba, reveals that Akeem sired a son during his first visit to Queens, New York after Semmi had enticed two women into spending the night with them while Akeem was still searching for his future queen.

Following King Jaffe’s funeral and Akeem’s ascension as king, he and Semmi travel to Queens to meet his illegitimate son, Lavelle Junson, to find him a smart-mouthed ticket resaler struggling to get a real job. 

The film is directed by Craig Brewer from a screenplay by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield, and the story by Blaustein, Sheffield, and Justin Kanew, based on characters created by Eddie Murphy.

Muzha Kucha

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