BY ADERONKE ADEYERI
Filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan pooled another glamorous crowd recently with a special screening and premier of his new comedy film, Omugwo at Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos amidst pomp. Omugwo happens to be one of the three Africa Magic-commissioned films currently screening in cinemas across Nigeria.
Addressing guests shortly before the screening of the movie, Afolayan noted that apart from Omugwo, Africa Magic is in a partnership with his company, Golden Effects Productions to unveil other block buster films titled ‘Roti’ and ‘Tribunal’.”
Present at the private screening were representatives of Bank of Industry, sponsors of the movie, Africa Magic; distribution company, Silverbird Distribution; and stakeholders in the film industry such as the Founder/CEO of Africa International Film Festival AFRIFF, Ms. Chioma Ude; filmmaker and former Chairman of Audio-Visual Rights Society of Nigeria AVRS, Mr. Mahmood Ali-Balogun; filmmaker Chris Ekejimbe; Kate Henshaw; film entrepreneur, Mr. Seun Shoyinka; actors Yomi Fash-Lanso and Funsho Adeolu as well as cast members of the movie – Omowunmi Dada, Ayo Adesanya and Henry Alabi, aka Old Skool.
Afolayan used the opportunity of the premiere to introduce his new client, Tecno Mobile, a company he said he will be doing a lot more with, going forward. ‘Omugwo’ written by Kemi Adesoye tells the story of a young couple Omotunde, a young Civil Engineer and Raymond an On Air Personalty OAP who have just had a baby. Coloured by their different cultural backgrounds, their mothers-in-law forcefully move in with the couple to perform the Igbo childcare rite called Omugwo. But instead of relieving their children of the burden of childcare, the mothers’ rivalry complicates life for the young couple to comical effects.