Love Jacked (2018)


Love Jacked (2018)

MAYA, has artistic ambitions - her father ED wants a dutiful daughter to run the family store. Taking her independence a step further, Maya decides to travel to Africa for inspiration and returns with a fiancé.
South Africa
IMDb   5.8 /10
TheMovieDb    6.2 /10
FilmAffinity   4.8 /10
Director Alfons Adetuyi
Writer Robert Adetuyi
Writer Linda Eskeland
Release Date2018-10-25
Runtime1h 40min
GenreComedy, Romance
Content RatingPG-13 (PG-13)
AwardsAwards2 wins & 2 nominations
CompanyInner City Films, Spier Films
CountryCanada, South Africa
Malcolmas Malcolm
Uncle Rufusas Uncle Rufus
Roseas Rose
Aunt Claraas Aunt Clara
Mtumbieas Mtumbie
Tyrellas Tyrell
Nicole Lyn
Nicole Lyn
Naomias Naomi
Aunt Hilaryas Aunt Hilary
Ministeras Minister
Aprilas April
Joe's Diner Waiteras Joe's Diner Waiter
Roxanne Kalie
Roxanne Kalie
French Travelleras French Traveller
Rebecca Makin-Taylor
Rebecca Makin-Taylor
Bills Wifeas Bills Wife
Nomfundo Lucia Masango
Nomfundo Lucia Masango
Red Pepper Hostas Red Pepper Host
Rameez Nordien
Rameez Nordien
Alfonse the Bellhopas Alfonse the Bellhop

Love Jacked

Love Jacked is a Canadian romantic comedy film, directed by Alfons Adetuyi and released in 2018. The film was shot primarily in Hamilton, Ontario, with some location shooting in Cape Town, South Africa.


The film stars Amber Stevens West as Maya, a young woman on a trip to South Africa. While there she enters a whirlwind romance with Mtumbie (Demetrius Grosse), but shortly before returning home she breaks off their engagement when she catches him with another woman. To protect herself from the disapproval of her father (Keith David), she enlists Malcolm (Shamier Anderson), a Canadian hustler on the run from his vengeful partner in crime Tyrell (Lyriq Bent), to impersonate Mtumbie. The film's cast also includes Mike Epps, Marla Gibbs, Nicole Lyn and Kim Roberts.

Awards and nominations

The film received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Hair (Renée Chan) at the 7th Canadian Screen Awards.