The Easter weekend was abuzz with an online campaign #GuessTheHand, which was conceptualised by the team at Rightangle Productions Ltd to herald the movie – “Oloibiri”. The campaign requested participants online and onsite Silverbird Galleria and Ozone Cinema in Lagos, as well as Silverbird and Ceddi Plaza in Abuja to guess the hand of a male Nigerian sticking out of an oil well.
Interestingly, the campaign got noticeable attention as the clues led some participants to guess correctly – that the hand belongs to Richard Mofe Damijo, who was a supporting actor in the movie.
The movie “Oloibiri” speaks the central theme; “Governmental pacification of a long abused people”. It addresses this theme through three subject matters: the tragic journey of Oloibiri into developmental retrogression, the socio-cultural under-runs that birth militancy and the governmental intervention to compensate a land, which arguably has been raped of its resources.
An action thriller, “Oloibiri” mirrors fear, dread, international exploitation, governmental responsibility and unseen benefits of desperate hope. Olu Jacobs (AMVCA & AMAA award winning veteran), Richard Mofe Damijo (Multiple award winning actor/politician), William R. Moses (CSI, Touched by an Angel), Taiwo Ajai-Lycett (Multiple award winning actress), Ivie Okujaye (AMVCA) and Ifeanyi Williams all star in this blockbuster.
Revealed online at www.oloibiri.com with adequate social media presence on www.facebook.com/oloibiriretold, www.twitter.com/OloibiriOil, www.instagram.com/oloibiri and www.plus.google.com/+OloibiriOil. The movie has the following core crew: Rogers Ofime; Canadian-based producer/director (Mnet Tinsel, Africa Magic Original films) as the producer, Samantha Iwowo (Bristol, UK) as the scriptwriter and Curtis Graham (GreyHouse Films, USA) as the director.
“Oloibiri” will première across Nigerian and international cinemas from May 2015. It is also scheduled to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival; one of the biggest film festivals in the world on the 19th, 20th and 21st of May 2015.