A former senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, Dino Melaye has landed his first lead role in a new movie titled ‘The Bean Super Shaped Hero’.
Mr Melaye who plays a patient with a kidney condition alongside an ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Diane Russet, shared the movie’s trailer on his social media pages on Tuesday.
In the trailer, Mr Melaye is seen leaving for his place of work while kissing his wife and daughter goodbye but things would later go awry after the politician collapsed before he’s rushed to the hospital.
As his secretary divulges details to him on the operations of one of his office’s departments, Mr Melaye feels inconvenienced, so he unfastens his tie and tries to pick up his suit only to go down on the floor.
With this ushering in doctors who break the news of Mr Melaye’s health condition ahead of surgery, while Diane parties in a club amid a bevy of smoking ladies.
The synopsis for the movie, which was shot in Abuja, read:
“A successful Nigerian business man recently discovers that he is afflicted with a lingering health condition but fails to disclose his status to his family. He ends up endangering the life of his only daughter.”
“The Bean shaped super hero is a short medical drama that highlights the prevalence of kidney disease in Nigeria. It is an initiative of Zenith Health Care Access Initiative.”
While Stephanie Iroghama plays the role of Melaye’s wife in the medical thriller, Diane is portrayed as a traumatized individual.
Watch the movie trailer below:
The Bean super hero. A must watch…watch out for the best of movies featuring Dino MELAYE pic.twitter.com/B0gM3k4L82
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) May 18, 2020
This is not Melaye’s first foray into Nollywood. In October 2019, KanyiDaily had reported that the politician featured as one of the key actors in movie titled “Cresent”.