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Saint Obi returns with bumper package

By Chuks Nwanne
02 December 2017   |   4:31 am
Just when many had started asking of his whereabouts, Nollywood’s big boy Saint Obi is back with a bumper package. The Imo State native...

To Release Five Movies
Just when many had started asking of his whereabouts, Nollywood’s big boy Saint Obi is back with a bumper package. The Imo State native, who has been working behind the scene for some time now, is set to release five movies commissioned by his production company, Agwhyte International.

The productions, which are expected to hit cinemas, pay TVs and online platforms soon, include After The Vow, Mrs Brown, Big Shot, Invaders and My Yesterday.

Starring Jibola Dabo, Florence Onuma, Kunle Remi, Ebinabo Poos Johnson and Michael Okon, Mrs Brown tells the story of Abayowa, a young successful executive, jilted by her high school lover of 11 years and finds solace in the warm arms of an older divorcee. However, the joy of becoming Mrs. Brown soon fades out, when Mr. Brown makes up with his former wife, and fate brings her back to Dare, who’s suffering a heartbreak because his promiscuous fiancée left him for their best man just as they were about to wed.

Starring Belinda Effah, Wole Ojo, Sylvya Oluchy and Jude Orhorha, After The Vow is the thrilling story of three women, three friends and their three unfulfilled dreams. It is a tale of three desperate desperadoes, three dangerous escapades and three sensational outcomes.

On the other hand, Big Shot, which features Peggy Ovire, Scott Robert, Ujams Cybril, Lucy Ameh and Adedayo Davies, tells the story of a wife and music superstar. On the other hand is a sad husband, who will pay anything to kill his wife. There’s an assassin, who wants to eat his cake and have it without doing the job and then an assistant to the music superstar with a mission for vengeance against husband and music superstar.

Starring Mike Godson, Mercy Isoyip, Francis Onwochei, Franca Brown and Angela Philips, with Saint Obi taking charge as producer cum executive producer, while Francis Onwochei directed, The Invaders is the story of armed robbers that come visiting a house and in the process, houseboy of the house is made to rape his Madam at gunpoint.

Weeks later, she discovers she is pregnant, and then confusion and tension set in. Is the pregnancy for her husband, who made love to her in the morning of the same day armed robbers visited or does it belong to the houseboy? The movie answers the question.

Then, in My Yesterday, starring Mercy Isoyip, Daniel Lloyd, Bolanle Ninalowo, Ndidi Obi and Chibueze Eneh, newly widowed suspected of killing her husband, Grace is on the run with her child. Grace has no one to trust but her late husband’s best friend, who gave her a new life by providing a home and a job but he also may have an ulterior motive.

The movies, according to Saint Obi, who did not feature in any of them, is aimed at creating jobs and empowering talented and creative youths, as well as helping to keep them off the streets through creative engagements.

“At Agwhyte International, we have decided to take the bull by the horns. This is our modest contribution to the socio-economic growth of our great country. We have created jobs and empowered youths by bankrolling these five films that were shot simultaneously. We look forward to doing more for Nollywood and Nigeria in general, but funding is a big challenge.”

Giving more details, Saint Obi, who disclosed that over N200m was spent on the projects, added that some of the movies also enjoyed a private screening sessions that were well attended.

“The good news is that at Agwhyte, we are all about creating a better Nollywood and viewer experience through quality content but also, expand the distribution outlets for Nollywood independent producers.