A comedy revolving around several individuals who will do almost anything to maintain the fake life they live on social media.
With an impressive performance from a talented cast, Slay proves to a comedy that everyone should watch in this era of social media craze.
Thanks to its diverse actors (Nigerians, South Africans, Ghanaians, amongst others), this movie is fun from the get-go and once the viewer is able to keep up with the fast-paced plot, everything falls in place in this delightful thrill ride.
When it debuted on Netflix, it instantly became the number one Nollywood movie on the platform. There is a reason for that, and one I want audiences to discover for themselves.
Let me state clearly that Slay is not groundbreaking and neither does it have lofty heights. It just aims to please and in that, it succeeds quite well.
The visual illustration of the social media conversations is apt and helps to show the viewer more about the character's online avatar's activities.
The comic element is what helps to sustain the viewer's interest, although it seems to be a tad more than is required (Uchemba Williams is majorly to blame for that, by the way).
Ramsey Nouah as Richard, a guy who lies about being wealthy to get intimate with the ladies, is really convincing and unexpectedly more comical. The dude has range; he can be dramatic and also really funny.
The actress known as Simphiwe Ngema (who plays Lerato) also stands out. Her character happens to be the most interesting (to me) but isn't given enough screen time. Despite that, she makes a really good impression as perhaps the only main character who likes being herself.
The cinematography works well, the music is perfect and the characters just suck you in as you watch their adventures and misadventures play out with unexpected results.
Slay works well as a satirical look at a society obsessed with social media gratification. It's a film everyone should see and one I recommend for those who aren't looking to watch anything serious.