“The Ten Virgins” Hits Big Screen
There is excitement across Nigeria for fans of Blessing Egbe, ex- model, screenwriter, film producer and director, as her new film The
Ten Virgins starts screening nationwide. The release of The Ten Virgins started with a world premiere, which attracted an unprecedented audience at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos. Now, the movie is screening at cinemas across Nigeria.
Recall that about one year ago, Egbe known for her successes with films about women notably Lekki wives, The Women, This thing called marriage, One Room, Two brides and a baby etc had called for an audition where over 1000 artistes gathered out of which she assembled cast and crew of over 400 to deliver what many who have seen snippets consider as one her very best films ever.
According to a news release from B Concept Network Productions, the film and TV production company, “Ten Virgin maidens, who are betrothed to a great prince, must remain faithful and untainted whilst he is away on a seemingly unending journey. What happens next?
“The story is an African adaptation of the Biblical parable of the Ten Virgins told in a quaint manner with plenty of music and dance and much suspense as well. The film also boasts of very many highly colorfuI costumes.”Shot by highly rated professionals, the movie also stars mostly talented new artistes including Honey Adum, Bukky Okorodus, Leelee Byoma.
Others who featured are Damilare Kuku, Chidera Makata, Tumbosun Aiyedehin, Chinonso Young, Blessed Effiong, Oge Aniegboka and a host of others.
Speaking on the project, the award winning filmmaker, who screen played, produced and directed The Ten Virgins, said feelers coming from Nigeria’s community of film goers shows the movie is having warm reception.“Come out and watch The Ten Virgins for a different cinematic experience; you will be happy ever after,” she assures.