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Hollywood stars storm Lagos for Ije

Nollywood is about to witness a revolution in film making as multiple awards winning , Ije premieres on July 31, in Lagos.

Produced and directed by Nigerian international filmmaker, Chineze Anyaene, founder of Xandria Productions, the movie stars Nigerian screen goddesses Omotola Jalada-Ekeinde and Genevieve Nnaji. Also in the movie are Nollywood star Clem Ohameze alongside international stars like Odalys Garcia, Jeff Swarthout and Ulrich Que.

The  movie will also be premiered in the UK, United States and other European countries between now and next year. Immediately after the Lagos premiere, Ije (The Journey), will make its round in local cinemas across the country.

Since its production, the movie shot on 35mm, has  made headway, winning several awards and being nominated or chosen as official selections in many film festivals around the globe. The awards include, Excellence in Filmmaking and Best Editing.

The nominations are for  Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Feature Film and Best Feature Film Screenplay.

The star-studded film has made appearances and received accolades at film festivals such as Swansea Bay International Film Festival with Festival Patron Catherine Zeta-Jones and Festival Vice President Michael Sheen; International Youth Film Festival with Patron Sir Anthony Hopkins and the highly regarded Boston International Film Festival that holds in Boston, MA.

With AMC Theaters (the largest chain of movie theatres in the US) as one of its sponsors, the Boston film feast draws a large following, and it also has many other influential sponsors that include BET, A&E Television, Bravo TV, AMC TV, Microsoft, American Express and JVC among others.

Parading top notch production values, Hollywood collaboration and the use of 35 mm film, Ije is already poised on setting the world on fire while spotlighting Nigerian artistry and talent. The international stars that featured in Ije would be arriving the country any moment from now, ahead of the July 31 premiere of the film.

In a statement by the producer, the stars alongside Omotola and Genevieve will be meeting with  the local  media on July 30, before the red carpet which comes up the next day.

Ije is a melodic and beautiful score through rich visuals in Los Angeles and flashbacks on location in Jos, Nigeria.


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