ALL roads led to the prestigious Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos last Thursday as the much awaited movie, Bloodline, was premiered.
It was a different kind of premiere full of glamour, panache and razzmatazz with Nigerian and Ghanaian movie stars in attendance.
The celebrities included Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, Stephanie and her husband, Linus Idahosa, Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma McDermot, Majid Michel, Ali Baba, AY Makun, Bobby Michaels, Ikechukwu Onyeka, Frank Artus, Iyabo Ojo, Nuella Njibogu, Ruth Kadiri, and Yvonne Jegede.
According to Executive Producer of Bloodlines, Engr. Walter Ojimba, his aim is to employ African stories to produce films for the international market. “Our goal is to use African stories and produce films for the international market, films that can compete worldwide and positively place African cinema in the global film market,” he said.
Director and producer of the film, Pascal Atuma, commented: “This is just a rehearsal party, we are still warming up, the real game will start soon by God’s grace. Craigwal Group and The Atuma Brothers International Company will continue to do our best with our partners till we bridge the gap between Hollywood and Nollywood completely”.
On her part, publicist for Bloodlines, Ms Bola Aduwo says: “This is what we set out to achieve, make the people happy, give the media some fun, entertain our guests to a night of glamour and we thank God we achieved all”.
Bloodlines opened in cinemas nationwide last Friday. It’s now showing in Genesis, Filmhouse, Ozone, Kada, Viva, and Silverbird Cinemas across the nation.