Nigeria: Different Worlds, an African Film to Reckon With
Nigerian film producer, Austin Ogbuefi, has revealed that everything is now in gear to distribute his Different Worlds movie. The film, which premiered on December 21, at Genesis Cinemas, is set to hit the Nigerian cinemas from January 3, 2020.
One of the stars in the movie, Kofi Adjorlolo, expressed his joy in being in a movie like this. This is the first time he is collaborating in a movie collaborated by Nollywood and Hollywood practitioners.
Kofi said this is an African movie and a blessing to the continent. He believes his people and fans in Ghana will embrace the film once it hits the Ghanaian Cinemas.
At a press conference, the CEO of Stanford Film Production company also broke the news of how the film attracted the attention of Eddie Murphy and his distribution company. He noted that while Blue Pictures is in charge of the Nigeria distribution, the film will be distributed globally by Murphy Distribution.
Ogbuefi who had earlier shared his U.S premier experience, noted that, “what I discovered from the U.S premiere is that Americans love Ngozi Ezeonu. A lot of them want to see her. They were all over her during the Different World premiere, taking pictures from left and right at the event. Others from the panel session of the premiere said they want Mama G. It was surprising to hear Americans demanding for Patience Uzokwo and even calling her by her stage name”.
Highlighting what should be done to create boom for the movie sector, he said, “Here in America, movie producers get tax incentives. If you shoot a movie here in America (in some of the cities or states) they give you tax incentives. From the money that you spent to make the movies because they know that when you make this movies, you are providing employment, job for the people, for the actors, so in America that’s how they think”.