Phone Swap (Nigeria: 2012)


Kunle Afolayan

Cast list

Ada Ameh
Lydia Forson... Gina
Nse Ikpe-Etim... Mary
Wale Ojo ... Akin
Joke Silva... Akin's mother


Producer: Kunle Afolayan
Writers: Kemi Adesoye
Music: Truth
Cinematography: Yinka Edward
Film editing: Yemi Jolaoso
Production Design: Pat Nebo
Production Manager: Bose Oshin
Colorist: Jason R. Moffat
Music Editor: Sacha Walker
Sound re-recording mixers: Adam Daniel, Graham Daniel
Supervising sound editor: Eliam Hoffaman
Foley artist: Gareth Rhys Jones
Sound editor: Danton Tanimura
Foley editor: Ariel Leninsohn


Akin and Mary meet in an airport where they bump into each other and mistakenly swap their identical phones. After receiving the others' text messages regarding where to travel, Akin travels to where Mary is supposed to go and vice versa. As a result, the two agree to help each other accomplish their "missions" while traveling in each others' place. Mary is forced to work in Akin's place and lead a company meeting while Akin must represent Mary in a family meeting, and hilarity ensues.


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Adeyemo, Adeola, "His New Movie 'Phone Swap' Beat Hollywood Blockbusters in Nigerian Cinemas: Find Out How Award-Winning Filmmaker Kunle Afolayan Did It!" Bella Naija, 2012 (website/blog)

Hoad, Phil, "Out of Africa: Kunle Afolayan Bids to Bring Nollywood Cinema to the World." The Guardian Film Blog, 2012 (online newspaper/blog)