Nollywood actor, Uche Mbadiegwu leaves his Surulere neighborhood in Lagos, to Bandra in Mumbai to join Bollywood, so he could make it big, hoping to play exceptional roles.
Like a flash, Periwinkle appears in his life and changes everything. Tired of living in a pigsty, Efemena wants to live a life of independence, but there is more to being a Nigerian in Mumbai – a constant escape from the Indian police and narcotics agents.
This novel is a tale of violence, drugs, human trafficking, murder, and sex.
Onyeka Nwelue is a Nigerian filmmaker, publisher, talk-show host, author, founder of the James Currey Society, and an academic visitor at the African Studies, University of Oxford.
He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Centre of African Studies at the University of Cambridge.
His crime novel, The Strangers of Braamfontein, won the 2021 ANA Prize for Fiction and Best Indie Novel at The Crime Fiction Lover Awards in 2021.
“The Nigerian Mafia: Mumbai”, is the first book in a 10-Book Series, inspired by his travels around the world.
“The Nigerian Mafia Mumbai” by Onyeka Nwelue takes readers on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of emotions. As I delved into this gripping novel, I found myself immersed in the world of Nollywood actor, Uche Mbadiegwu, who embarks on a journey from Lagos to Mumbai to chase his Bollywood dreams.
What struck me most about the book was its ability to evoke a wide range of emotions. The author skillfully portrays the characters’ struggles and aspirations, making it easy to empathize with their plights. Uche’s pursuit of success in the dazzling world of Bollywood had me rooting for him from the very beginning.
As the story unfolds, we are introduced to Periwinkle, a character who unexpectedly enters Uche’s life, bringing with her a sense of unpredictability and intrigue. The book’s portrayal of the complexities of relationships and the impact they have on the characters’ lives is both captivating and emotionally charged.
Throughout the novel, there is a palpable sense of tension and danger as the characters navigate the challenges of being Nigerian in Mumbai. The constant struggle to evade the Indian police and narcotics agents adds a thrilling element to the story.
“The Nigerian Mafia Mumbai” is a tale of violence, drugs, human trafficking, murder, and sex. These dark themes are interwoven with the characters’ journeys, creating a narrative that keeps readers on the edge of their seats.
After reading this book, I was left with a mix of emotions, from empathy for the characters to a sense of anticipation for what would happen next. Nwelue’s storytelling prowess makes this novel a must-read for those who crave an emotional and gripping narrative.
Title: The Nigerian Mafia Mumbai
Author: Onyeka Nwelue
Publisher: Abibiman Publishing
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