Here are the cast of Netflix’ Madam Koi Koi
The thriller features performance from a stellar cast as Ireti Doyle, Deyemi Okanlawon, Baaj Adekunle, Chuks Joseph, Iremide Ayomide, Omawumi Dada, Martha Ehinome and Jude Chukwuka
Madam Koi Koi Cast
- Martha Ehinome as Amanda
- Iretiola Doyle as Mother Superior
- Nene Nwanyo as Edna
- Omowumi Dada as Madam Koi Koi
- Jude Chukwuka as Baba Fawole
- Chuks Joseph as Lashe
- Kevin T. Solomon as Tokunbo
- Temidayo Akinboro as Kayode
- Ejiro Onojaife as Ibukun
- Tolulope Odebunmi as Ige
- Deyemi Okanlawon as Officer Theophilus
- Baaj Adebule as Officer Oscar
- Bolaji Ogunmola as Amanda’s Mum
- Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha as Sister (Ruth) Silence
- Iremide Adeoye as Idowu
- Edna Ese as Dayo (Female Student)
- Nifemi Lawal as Junior Under The Bed
- Fisayo Adefolaju as Radio Announcer
About Madam Koi Koi Cast
1) Omawumi Dada as Madam Koi Koi
Omawomi Dada is the major Madam Koi Koi Cast who haunts men after she is awakened by the monstrosity committed by male students of the village catholic students, in raping another female student. She then begins to kill and seek vengeance.
2) Martha Ehinome as Amanda
Amanda is one of the major Madam Koi Koi Cast who has just moved to the village because her mother had to change jobs and move to another city. She doesn’t like the new catholic school and has nightmares about Madam Koi Koi all the time.
3) Ireti Doyle as Madam Superior
Madam Superior, character played by Ireti Doyle, is the principal of the village catholic school. She indulges the behavior of the four boys and their heinous acts, because they are intelligent and she needs them to maintain the academic reputation of the school, so it doesn’t get shut down by the Education Board.
4) Chuks Joseph as Lashe
Another major Madam Koi Koi Cast is Chuks Joseph. He steals the show with his character who appears to be the main villain of the story-not even Madam Koi Koi. He is ruthless, unapologetic and cunny.
5) Iremide Adeoye as Idowu
Iremide Adeoye is a minor Madam Koi Koi Cast who plays a lead role in the first half of the pilot episode- The Awakening. He entices Amanda to the house in the village outskirts and invites the guys to gang rape her. He would later become Madam Koi Koi’s first victim after her reappearance.
6) Martha Ehinome as Amanda
Ehinome is a major Madam Koi Koi Cast as the movie seems to revolve around her. As she settles down in the village catholic school, and proves that she is as intelligent, if not more, to the boys, they begin to see her as a threat, and make plans to ensure she is their next victim.
7) Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha as Sister Silence
Chioma Akpotha plays the character of Sister Ruth, popularly called “Sister Silence” because of her intention to not speak to anyone for years after the incident that happened to her friend who later turned out to be possessed and is the current Madam Koi Koi. She spends most of her time in the parish praying.
8) Nene Nwanyo as Edna
Nene Nwanya plays the character of Edna- Amanda’s outspoken friend who detests the boys and stands up for Amanda all the time.
That’s the major cast of Madam Koi Koi.
Madam Koi Koi is currently streaming on Netflix.
About Madam Koi Koi
It would seem that Netflix Nigeria’s first original horror thriller is adapting one of the most original fictional stories in Nigeria ever. The legendary tale of the ghost in boarding schools that walks on one high-heeled shoes and scares students-Madam Koi Koi.
However, if there is anything more painful about a horror movie that doesn’t scare you, it’s a horror movie whose adaptation was fumbled. But before we start bashing what seems like a well-thought out backstory for a Nigerian horror thriller, let’s take a look at some of the upsides of Madam Koi Koi.
In Madam Koi Koi, the casting is commendable. The villain of the story Lashe, (character played by Chuks Joseph), plays the role in such an unapologetic way, that we begin to admire his dedication to his character.
Ireti Doyle’s portrayal of Mother Superior is shaky at first but she picks up few minutes after the movie begins. Amanda and her friend, Edna, seem to be actors having their first big screen moment, and while it takes some time getting used to them, we actually begin to fall in love with their acting. Overall, the acting seems to be splendid even down to the character of Madam Koi Koi itself (played by Omawumi Dada)
Madam Koi Koi excels in setting. The setting of the movie is reminiscent of the tales heard about Madam Koi Koi in boarding schools. It’s a remote place, and the school itself is a catholic one, with Sister Ruth (character played by Chioma Akpotha) always praying for the evil of Madam Koi Koi to not resurface again. The setting is believable to a very large extent
While it seems as though the movie is trying to make viewers understand all that is going on, they literally spoon-feed the viewers in such a way that the thrill, excitement and fear that accompanies a horror movie is lost. The drama is too slow-paced and there is no space for viewers to fill in the gaps at any point. The movie falls into the ditch of Nollywood’s storytelling pattern.
First, this is a horror movie, there needs to be some unexplainable elements and frequent killings of characters that actually matter. After the death of ID at the beginning, the suspense of whether ID is dead or not holds on for the other characters so long that it begins to get exhausting to watch.
It is a 2-part movie, seeing as the first part is titled “The Awakening”. But then even for a first part, so much unnecessary dialogues and stretched-out event makes the movie more of a drama than a horror film.
Also, the origin of Madam Koi Koi itself, as presented in the movie, is a little shaky. Madam Koi Koi, as the tale is often told, loses her shoe and goes to boarding schools to look for it while scaring students. But it would seem this is no longer the case as Madam Koi Koi is not actually looking for her shoe, but is out on a mission of revenge after being possessed by an evil spirit few minutes after she is raped. So who are her targets exactly? Bad men only? Or Bad men that are students?
We hope the second part makes it clearer.
Of course there is room for expansion of backstory, but the believability of the adaptation might suffer if a more original storyline is not presented in the movie to go with what people already know.
After the first part, Madam Koi Koi does not offer an incentive of continuation, or a replay value for that matter. Let’s take a look at Netflix’ crime thriller- Blood Sisters. The end of the first part was as brutal and thrilling enough that viewers could not just but binge the whole series at once.
However, with Madam Koi Koi, it’s as though the filmmaker is holding back from presenting a true horror movie where we get to see the actual slashing and heinous killings. The gurgling of dying characters and quick movements of the killings are underwhelming at best. It’s as if the film wants to maintain an amount of appropriateness even with the killings.
It’s either a horror movie or it’s not.
There needs to be a recognition of the fact that boundary pushing art is unapologetic and is not afraid to get as creative or artistically free as possible. But, with Madam Koi Koi, there seems to be some unspoken rule it follows to try and play it safe.
The verdict remains that it is an unsatisfactory attempt at a thriller.