The ultimate concept of the movie isn’t bad in itself, despite the best-laid plans; life can still happen and ruin it all. And the movie manages to do a decent job on that part, and it reflects well on it that Affy, who seemingly has a plan for everything, spends a part of mid-film trying to rattle through cages of chaos. And also credit to the movie for foreshadowing that to us in a way. Plus, for a rather star-studded movie, it doesn’t cram every cast member into it, instead, allowing them to flow on their own.
But, then again, that’s part of the problem with Dear Affy. Some decent parts of the movie will deserve credit on their own, when isolated, but they don’t in any way come together to form a decent film. The movie seems like too much of a puzzle to piece together, and if you want to make a romantic comedy, it is best not to leave the audience racking their brain as to what happened where.
Samuel “Big Sam” Olatunji’s Dear Affy stars Kehinde Bankole as Affy, Enyinna Nwigwe as Michael, and a screen goddess Bimbo Akintola making her comeback. Dear Affy also features Bimbo Ademoye, Jide Kosoko, Bianca Ugo, Ali Nuhu, Timini Egbuson, Uzee Usman, Toyin Abraham, MC Lively, Chinedu Ikedieze, Chiwetalu Agu, and Odunlade Adekola.
Toyin Abraham’s husband Kolawole Ajeyemi also stars in the film. In addition to that, BBNaija star Sir Dee and singer Teni Entertainer made their acting debuts in Dear Affy as well.