Our Jesus story, new movie from OJ Productions
Just when many had started asking of his whereabouts, foremost Nollywood filmmaker, Ojiofor Ezeanyanche, has staged a comeback to the industry. The CEO of OJ Production had taken a break off the industry to focus on his other businesses. Now, OJ, as his colleagues fondly call him, is returning to the industry with the completion of his faith based-comeback movie titled, Our Jesus Story.
The veteran, who’s know for producing early movies in Nollywood such as Deadly Passion, Igodo, Blood Money, Ashes to Ashes, Only Love, Egg of Life, My Love, Two Rats and others, said he had the vision to make the movie about 10 years ago.
According to him, while a script was written, he couldn’t make the movie then; this was around the time he took a break from the industry.OJ said his decision to return to the industry was prompted by the constant urge to tell Our Jesus Story, despite abandoning it for so long.
While he was away attending to other businesses, OJ hinted there was always this divine calling for him to make this film. “This became a burden that I could no longer ignore,” said.
Our Jesus Story, according to OJ, is an African expression of the story of our Lord Jesus Christ. He, however, informed that making the film is beyond entertainment.
“It’s divine fulfillment of a burden that has been in his Heart all these years. This is a very bold step on its own, considering the fact that the story is not fiction; a story everyone, who has read the Bible or not, is familiar with.”
Indeed, the creativity in weaving an African story out of this, tells you more about the man called OJ and OJ Production. OJ was a multi-millionaire, who made all his money from film making during the early days of Nollywood. A passionate and consummate producer, his love for quality in storytelling and production, remains topnotch.