By Juliet Ebirim
THE highly anticipated release party of the blockbuster movie ‘Bloodlines’ held last Thursday at the prestigious Civic Centre, Lagos, amidst pomp and glamour. The event had a host of Nollywood stars in attendance including Stephanie Linus and her husband Linus Idahosa, Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma McDermott, Majid Michel, Frank Artus, Iyabo Ojo, Paul Obazele, Nuella Njubigbo, Ruth Kadiri, Yvonne Jegede, to mention a few.
‘Bloodlines’ Release Party was anchored by the pioneer of Nigerian comedy, Ali Baba. Nigerian music superstars Phyno, Kcee and Harrisong treated guests to scintillating performances.
Top comedian, AY and fast rising comedian Mr Hilarious, formerly known as SkooBoi also thrilled the audience to rib-cracking jokes. Sen. Ben Murray Bruce was the special guest of honour at the event.
Speaking at the event, the Executive Producer of the movie, Engr Walter Ojimba said “Our goal is to use African stories to produce films for the international market. Films that can compete worldwide and place African cinema positively in the global film market”.
The Director of the movie, Pascal Atuma added “This is just a rehearsal party, we are still warming up, the real game will start soon by God’s grace. Craigwal Group and The Atuma Brothers International Company (TABIC) will continue to do our best with our partners till we bridge the gap between Hollywood and Nollywood completely”.
A Pascal Atuma Film, “Blood Lines” is about a mid-level African American gangster, Stanley, whose chance meeting with the beautiful Lily, causes him to risk everything just to be with her. Instantly smitten with Lily, Stanley pursues this woman who has captivated his imagination.