Here’s your first look (via trailer) at Nigerian producer-director-actor, Kunle Afolayan’s crime drama, currently in production, titled October 1 (also the official date Nigeria declared its independence from the UK in 1960).

Produced by his Golden Effects production company, the film is set in 1960, against the backdrop of Nigeria’s independence, and is said to be of the serial killer genre.

Written by Tunde Babalola, here’s how it’s described:

… a psychological thriller detailing the activities of a northern police detective, Dan Waziri who was posted to the western region to unravel the mystery behind a series of female murders in the community. He soon discovers that the prime suspect is Aderopo, the prince of the community. Waziri, however does not have plenty of time as he is expected to bring the Prince to book before the Nigerian flag is raised on October 1.

October 1 stars Sadiq DabaKehinde BankoleDavid BailieKayode OlaiyaNick RhysFabian Lojede, and Demola Adedoyin.

Afolayan’s last film, the romantic-comedy Phone Swap, a film we covered, screened internationally, in 2012.

And the film he made before that, the thriller, Araromire (The Figurine), is now available for streaming on line on Ndani.TV, which is, in short, an online video streaming website that features primarily Nollywood cinema – or what the founders call “the best of New Nollywood as well as the classics.

Check out the first trailer for October 1 below, and underneath you’ll find a poster for the film, followed by and character art: