Oloibiri (film)

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Oloibiri
Directed byCurtis Graham
Produced byRogers Ofime
Screenplay bySamantha Iwowo
Starring, William R Moses, Taiwo Ajai Lycette
Release date
  • October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
CountryNigeria

Oloibiri is a 2016 Nigerian action thriller film directed by Curtis Graham, produced by Rogers Ofime and starring [], Olu Jacobs and Richard Mofe Damijo. The film tells a story on how government agencies, along with oil companies exploited the newly discovered oil in the historic town of Oloibiri.[1] The film had its premier on 21 October 2016 at the Shell Nigeria hall, Muson center, Onikan. Former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, former Secretary general, Commonwealth, Emeka Anyaoku were present at the event.[2] Speaking to Channels TV after watching the film, former Minister for Information, Professor Jerry Gana described the film as having a "clear and powerful message" on the sufferings of people in the Niger Delta. He also encouraged other filmmakers to make more of such films.[3] Richard Mofe Damijo, who played the role of a disgruntled indigene, who became a militant, "Gunpowder" in the oil rich town described his role as a "modern day Robinhood". He also stated that he hopes government and international organizations will come to the aid of people in Niger Delta.[4]

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Wilfred Okitche of 360nobs.com summarized its review by concluding that the film doesn't "... tell the Niger Delta story in a deeply effective and engaging manner, but it is a bloody decent start". [5]

Chimdusa Izuzu of Pulse Nigeria highlighted in her review that the question of who should be accused of the underdevelopment of the area despite the fact that the place was the first area where oil was discovered. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EGOLE, ANOZIE (October 19, 2016). "RMD, Segun Arinze, Olu Jacobs, others in Oloibiri".
  2. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga (October 21, 2016). "Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Emeka Anyaoku, RMD, Olu Jacobs attend premiere".
  3. ^ admin (October 28, 2016). "New Movie: Nollywood Thriller 'Oloibiri', Stirs A Buzz".
  4. ^ admin (October 25, 2016). "The film 'Oloibiri' would shed light on our problems in Niger Delta' – RMD".
  5. ^ https://www.360nobs.com/2016/10/movie-review-oloibiri/
  6. ^ http://pulse.ng/movies/pulse-movie-review-oloibiri-creatively-encapsulates-the-plight-of-the-niger-delta-region-id5646772.html

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