As the campaign for the promotion and preservation of Igbo culture rages, an entertainment company; Blessed Oliver Global (BOG) Entertainment is taking a giant step in promoting the Igbo culture through entertainment.
The movie: “LION OF AFRICA GOING TO AMERICA”, according to the CEO of BOG entertainment, Oliver Benjamin Okoro, is going to be a blockbuster following a planned investment of over 100 million Naira into the project.
In the words of Oliver Okoro: “This is a big project unlike our usual productions. The movie; LION OF AFRICA GOING TO AMERICA is an international project and some parts of the movie will be shut outside the shores of Nigeria.
Mr. Okoro who made these statements at Ofu Obi Cultural Event Center in Enugu during the audition of over 1,000 actors/actresses for the movie project said that the selection process is very transparent as they are looking for nothing but the best as nobody will be judged based on their past performance.
On the story-line of the movie, he said; “the movie is about how slavery started and how foreigners came into our land. The movie will be shut to Netflix standard.”
Partnering with BOG entertainment in the project is a veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie who said his involvement in the project is to help showcase some salient things about our culture which are necessary in preserving our culture.
“This generation are making a mess of a lot of things in our culture. UNESCO said Igbo language will go extinct in the coming years and as Igbo language dies, our culture dies as well and this necessitated my involvement in this project because BOG is interested in preserving Igbo culture as well, he said.
He assured that the audition process will be very transparent because they want the best hands in the project. He berated the female folks for being quick to accuse the panelists of not choosing them because they refused to go to bed with them.
The movie is expected to be directed by a Hollywood Director and some A-list actors/actresses are expected to feature in the movie.