*AS KAJOLA THE MOST EXPENSIVE FILM EVER PRODUCED IN NIGERIA PREMIERES AT THE SILVER BIRD CINEMA ABUJA ON 3OTH JULY, 2010 – PRINCEWILL DESCRIBES IT AS TIMELY WARNING FOR NIGERIA ***
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
because TOMORROW IS TODAY.
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* *