The story revolves around five friends secretly having affairs with one another. The secrets are revealed when one of them lies about a terminal illness.
Movie Title: A Simple Lie
Release Date: 16th April 2023
Director: Biodun Stephen
Runtime: 1 hour plus
Cast: Bisola Aiyeola, Burundi Adeaga, Kachi Nnochiri, Emmanuel Ikubese, and Bolaji Ogunmola
The film begins with a young woman, Boma (Bisola Aiyeola), who is wealthy and successful. Being a hopeless romantic woman, she longs for a man’s love. She complains to her best friend, Donna (Bolaji Ogunmola), who was happily married to Azeem (Emmanuel Ikubese).
To help her friend, Donna introduces Boma to her ex-lover, Xavier (Kachi Nnochiri). Boma, unaware of Xavier and Donna’s past relationships, falls helplessly in love with Xavier but realises it is not reciprocal because Xavier is still obsessed with Donna.
Boma breaks up with Xavier and cuts off ties with Donna when she discovers the truth. Years later, she runs into Xavier again and realises she still feels for him. She plans to do everything to entrap him in herself. This makes her lie about having cancer.
Xavier, however, with his hidden intentions, breaks the news of Boma’s illness to Donna. In the blink of an eye, everyone is at Boma’s house due to the lie she told. This eventually leads to the unravelling of secret affairs, which drives the movie to the end.