When Awka Stood Still For Chigozie Atuanya (Photos)
In an ambiance of glamour and class, the sleepy town of Awka, the Anambra State capital, reverberated last Friday night, December 18, 2015, when dignitaries, Nollywood stars, corporate bodies and other individuals took turns to walk the red carpet and pose for shots at the first ever movie premiere in the 'Home For All' state.
The premiere of the movie, 'Chetanna', produced by the handsome Nollywood actor, Chigozie Atuanya, which held at Marble Arch Hotel and Event Centre, Akwa, indisputably shook the ancient city to its very foundation.
Representatives of the state's governor and Nollywood stars in the likes of Queen Nwokoye, Oge Okoye, Ebube Nwagbo, Prince Nwafor, Grace Okady, Jennifer Eliogu, Bambino, were among those that lighted up the event.
Meanwhile, the high point of the event was the presentation of prizes to the deserving winners after a raffle draw.
Brand new television, generator, standing fans, and some other electronics were part of the giveaway prizes Atuanya gave out during the draw.
Emie Atuanya and Jenifer Eliogu also added lots of fun to the epoch-making event as they thrilled fans and guests to different danceable tracks of their music.
In 2014, 'Chetanna' successfully premiered in Virginia and Houston cities in the United States of America which made it the first Igbo film to be premiered in the US.
The high budget movie is the gripping tale of an American returnee whose unbridled past in America has come to haunt his present in Africa.
A marriage gone sour; greed gives way to unprovoked vendetta and deep-rooted deceit until nemesis comes knocking while true love is caught in the web of mindless scheming.
The exceptional contemporary Igbo language movie (subtitled in English) was produced by Zealview Productions owned by popular Nollywood actor, Chigozie Atuanya and directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka, working with Okechukwu Oku as Director of Photography. Their team is one of the most sought after in the industry, having worked on notable award winning movies.