Press Release: The Upcoming Release Of Teco Benson’s ‘Blood In The Lagoon’

blood1Tropical Gem Studios announced yesterday that they will release Teco Benson’s BLOOD IN THE LAGOON on screens nationwide this year. The film has already been named one of the films to watch out for in 2014 by Nollywood Reinvented.

Set against the backdrop of dichotomies surrounding the Lagos lifestyle, the film centers around George Dibiya, played by Okey Uzoeshi, a young man born into abject poverty and thrust deep into the drudgery fate has dealt him.

George ekes out a living in the treacherous murky waters of the waste deluged Lagos Lagoon. Just like thousands in the many slums of Nigeria, his life story is already written and sealed by fate, even before he came into the world. And this is not of his making. The chances of getting any education and, maybe clawing his way out of the situation is zero to unlikely, at best.

But after the murder of his brother, George sets out to not allow his brothers dream die. Along the way, he gets entangled with the stunningly beautiful Scarlet (Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde).

Blood in the Lagoon is an emotionally charged and thought provoking movie that will keep you glued to your seat till the very end.

The movie stars Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde in her first movie release since being named one of Times Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In The World, alongside African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nominee Okey Uzoeshi, Ufuoma Ejenobor, Akin Lewis, Eddie Ugboma, and other notable actors.

Please visit: for more information and find the first teaser here. Check out the trailer below.


Tropical Gem Studios, the television and motion picture segment of Tropical Gem Entertainment is a privately-owned company with operations in the Unites States and Nigeria. The company engages in development, production, acquisition and distribution of filmed entertainment, such as feature films, made for TV movies, television series, mini-series and nonfiction programming. Tropical Gem Entertainment focuses on creating moral stories that inspire, inform as well as entertain people.

Founded in June 2002 by Jerry Padney, in the United States, Tropical Gem Studios has developed into an operation with a talented and innovative team of specialists. Tropical Gem Studios has produced several independent films, television programmes and music videos. The company has completed its first feature film, Lady Joe, and it is slated to be released straight to DVD in the US.

The Nigerian office of TGE will start full operations in first quarter of 2015.

Jerry Padney is a Film and Television Production graduate of Oklahoma State University and the University of Houston. He has over 25 years experience in the film and television industry; including several major Hollywood productions.

Press Contact: Vincent (+234) 813 933 5612

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  1. obinna lawrence

     /  February 18, 2014

    Well let’s hope it lives up to expectation


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