Stars converge on Houston, Dallas for ‘Esohe’ premiere
It was a gathering of stars and a night of glitz and glamour in Houston, Texas, and later in Dallas, US, as Bini Epic movie, Esohe, premiered. The premiere attracted a capacity hall and had to be screened twice to accommodate the mammoth crowd that came out to have a feel of African culture.
Some Nollywood celebrities who graced the event include Uche Jombo, Moses Efret, Bode Ojo, Alex Mouth, Christabel Momodu, president of Nollywood in Houston, Papa Gee, as well as Nollywood actors based in Houston, Benin Club of America, Houston and the eldest son of Iyase of Benin Kingdom and current president of the Bini Club of Houston.
To add zest to the premiere, some members of cast were dressed in Bini regalia, arousing nostalgia among the audience of African descent. Set in ancient Benin Kingdom, movie stars, such as Jimmy Jean Louis, Misty Lockheart, Desmond Elliot, Chris Attoh, Bimbo Manuel, Ufuoma McDermott, Toyin Aimakhu, Jemaima Osunde and Monica Omorodion Swaida.
The movie also features fast rising Nollywood actors, such as Omoye Uzamere, Oghenekaro Itene and Osagie Elegbe. In Esohe, the reincarnation and reunion of Ifagbai, the son of Eghosa, the Oba’s warrior, his long-lost lover, Esohe, presents a puzzle to Gary Barbar (Jimmy Jean Louis).
He suffers repeated nightmare and sees apparitions of events he knows nothing about. Directed by Charles Uwagbai, who shares the story credit with Efetobore Ayeteni and the production credit with Monica Omorodion Swaida and Robert Peters, Esohe was written by Bimbo Manuel and is expected to continue its tour in Austin on June 16 and 18, while a release party would hold on June 17 in Boston and Atlanta on July 8.