Celebs Dazzle In Abulu’s Superstar
Leading lights in the nation’s entertainment industry recently regrouped to entertain movie buffs in Superstar, a new and riveting international film from the stable of US based Nigerian-born filmmaker, Tony Abulu.
The movie, which tells the story of a talented and aspiring young Nigerian musician from the ghetto and seeking stardom in the competitive Nigerian music industry, is expected to hit cinemas nationwide on June 5, courtesy of Silverbird Distributions.
Leading the pack of famous entertainers, who featured in the big budget film are music star, Iyanya, comedian Ay, Angel Ufuoma and rising hip hop act, Tekno. Others include regulars such as Jide Kosoko, Tina Amuziam and Rachael Oniga.
Comedy sensations such as Funnybone and Pencil, ex Mister Nigeria, Bryan Okwara, Lilian Esoro and several others also wowed in the suspense-filled creative work of art.
Abulu, who doubles as the CEO of Black Ivory Limited, an entertainment company with over 30 years experience in filmmaking, international distribution, marketing and African cultural exposition, informed that Superstar will formally introduce the Nigerian music industry to the global market, thereby ushering in the much needed foreign exchange to further develop the vibrant music industry.
Speaking from his New York base, Abulu happily explained why he is proudly fusing music and Nollywood in Superstar. “The Nigerian music industry just like Nollywood has amazing potential.
The young folks against all odds have followed in the giant musical strides of the late icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti, and emerged with a vibrant, pulsating, polyrhythmic and explosive brand of music that has the infectious potential to take the world by storm.
All they need now is a coordinated effort and support to package and present them as a solid Afrobeat brand and Nigeria will have yet another veritable foreign exchange earner like Nollywood,” he said.
The Project Act Nollywood supported film had talented Ufuoma Okonoko as its associate producer and was backed by a highly experienced USA team at Blaze Channel led by Caroline Okolo.
MNET/DStv, Sovereign Trust Plc and Blaze Channel, USA powered the dramatic and hilarious film. Abulu’s other works as a director include Doctor Bello, Back To Africa and Crazy Like a Fox.