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By Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze

All roads will lead to the Silver Bird Cinema, Abuja this Friday 30th July,

2010 by 4pm for the world premiere of KAJOLA the first ever special effects

blockbuster action movie to be produced in Nigeria.

The movie jointly produced by Prince Tonye Princewill and prolific Nollywood

producer Adonijah Owiriwa, was directed by foremost Nollywood Director Niyi

“The Genius” Akinmolayan, the Founder and Creative Director of Anthill

Multimedia; a post-production facility based in Lagos and Port-Harcourt. The

whooping production cost of One Hundred and thirty Million Naira (N130M)

also stands it out as the most expensive movie ever produced in the country.

Equally of interest is the plot of the movie set in Nigeria 2059, which is

expected to appeal to all Nigerians in the sense that it explores the

of the continuous neglect of the poor and the widening gulf between the rich

and poor and the ensuing catastrophic outcomes stemming from such neglect.

Kajola the title of the movie is the Yoruba word for commonwealth. In the

year 2059, Nigeria becomes a totalitarian state. After a second civil war,

the rich relocate to the Island areas of Lagos state and turn it into an

ultra modern city. The war torn mainland of Lagos state is disconnected and

abandoned. A rebel leader, Allen learns of a plot codenamed kajola to build

cities on the mainland and eliminate the remaining survivors. He leads a

rebellion against the govrnment. And must be stopped by Yetunde, the police

chief. Though mortal enemies, both discover that everything they thought

they knew were nothing but lies. Its a story of love and lust and it

heightens the fact that if we don't deal with the segregation and negligence

issues facing the country today, then our future is quite predictable

Prince Tonye Princewill former AC Leader in Rivers State, who is also the

Executive Producer of the movie, has described it as a must watch and most

importantly a timely warning to our leaders to be people centered to avoid

the kind of future catastrophe that the movie suggests.

Kajola is the second movie from the stables of Adoni Productions that

Princewill is involved in, having been actively involved in the September

2009 premiere of Nnenda, a movie about the ills of orphanhood. It is

commendable that his involvement with that movie has thrown light on this

often neglected disadvantaged group thereby lifting the standards of the

orphanages in Port Harcourt. Princewill was also involved in the )ctober

2009 premiere of the Kunle Afolayan produced “The Figurine”, a delightful

movie that has won both local and international awards and is said to be the

second Nigerian movie to hit box office status after Stephanie Okereke's

'Through the glass'.
Come 30th July, 2010, this politician of repute, who anchors his foray into

politics on his need to engineer change, sees his involvement in such

projects as a way of acknowledging and supporting the contributions of

people who like him have chosen to use their craft as a vehicle for change.

To him life is nothing if we can't impact on those who have little as

opposed those who have a lot. Prince Tonye is a vibrant force for change in

the Niger-Delta region with keen interests in youth empowerment and

development. He is also a lover of entertainment preferring to help set high

standards in Nigerian Entertainment by investing in laudable projects like

the movie Kajola.
Starring in this movie that is poised to change the landscape of movie

production in the country is hunky Nollywood actor Desmond Elliot as Ayub, a

power drunk Inspector General of Police with an eye on Keira Hewatch in the

role of Yetunde, a police chief bent on bringing to justice a notorious

rebel leader. One of the producers Adonijah Owiriwa also stars as Allen.

Expected to grace the red carpet at the event as Special Guest of Honour is

the mother of the nation, Her Excellency Dame Patience Jonathan wife of the

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Also expected are Dr

Okwesilleze Nwodo, National Chairman of PDP, Prof Dora Akunyili, Minister of

Information and members of the Federal Executive Council, captains of

industry and members of the diplomatic corps.
Attached are documents profiling the movie
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,
Media Consultant to
Prince Tonye Princewill* *