A body swap is a narrative technique usually seen in science fiction and fantasy, where two people exchange minds and end up in each other's bodies. In fantasy or (drama), the swap is usually caused by magical items, heartfelt wishes, or just quirks of the universe.
The switches typically reverse after the subjects have expanded their world views, gained a new appreciation for each other's troubles by literally "walking in another's shoes". One of the most popular examples is the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday, where mother and daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsey Lohan, swap bodies and end up understanding each other better.
Now, Nollywood stars, Ramsey Nouah and Omoni Oboli, have come together to recreate this trope in their upcoming movie, My Wife And I.
The synopsis is uncomplicated; Ebere (Omoni Oboli) and Toyosi (Ramsey Nouah) have been married for 17 years and have two teenagers. Ebere is a career woman/strict mother while Toyosi is a farmer/cool dad. They hit a bump in their relationship and at the insistence of their parents, go to pastor Theophilus (Seyi Law) for counseling.
In an interesting turn of events (maybe by a higher power or just kismet), Ebere and Toyosi switch minds. The have to navigate each other's careers and lives with no expertise.
The movie which is about love and marriage also features Jemima Osunde, Abimbola Craig, Dorcas Shola Fapson, and a lot more star power. The movie is going to hit theaters on August 25.
Watch the trailer for 'My Wife And I' here: