Lunch Time Heroes is a 2015 Nigerian family comedy film directed by Seyi Babatope, and starring Dakore Akande, Omoni Oboli, Diana Yekinni, Tina Mba and Tope Tedela.
The film tells the story of Banke (Diana Yekinni), a corp member who has been posted to teach in a high school, and she has to gain the respect and attention of students and faculty that don’t want her around.
Lunch Time Heroes was shot in Lagos for 16 days. Some of the child actors used in the film were sourced through local churches, and none had a previous professional acting experience. Before the commencement of principal photography, the director, Babatope had got the child actors on film set to play around, in order to desensitise them to the cameras, dollies, cables, lights and the peculiarities of filming environment.
Onset photos for Lunch Time Heroes was released to the public online in March 2015. Trailer for the film was released in July 2015. It premiered at FilmHouse Cinema, Surulere, Lagos on 23 August 2015; with general theatrical release on 28 August 2015. The theme soundtrack for the film, titled “I Believe” by Capital Femi, was released online on 28 August 2015, along with its music video, which features the casts of the film.
The film has been met with mixed critical reception. Amarachukwu Iwuala of 360Nobs commends the film’s screenplay, character development and soundtrack, but criticises the film for having several inconsistencies in its storytelling.