BY ESE DIBEBI
After a successful Lagos premiere, Nollywood actress, director and producer, Stephanie Linus hosted another premiere in the nation’s capital and it was nothing short of spectacular. Aside from the fact that everyone who attended attested to the excellent quality and message behind the movie, the turn up of dignitaries and guests at the premiere is something not very common among such events.
Dignitaries and guests who attended included World Bank’s Vice President & Treasurer Arunma Oteh, Senator Ben Murray Bruce, Kenyan Ambassador to Nigeria Thomas Amolo, USAID’s Acting Mission Director Matt Burton, Program Officer, Advancing Public Service Media (West Africa) of Ford Foundation Paul Nwulu, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health Dr Linus Awute represented by the Director/Head of Department of Family Health Mr Wapada Balami and many others.
Also present were Charly Boy, Charles Novia and some cast members of Dry including Zubaida Ibrahim Fagge, Hauwa Maina, Paul Sambo, Anna Tanko as well as representatives from the World Bank and AIR Peace. The event took place on Thursday 13th August at the Silverbird Cinema.
Dry is based on a true story that follows a trail of Zara’s trip to Africa, her constant turmoil as a result of inexplicable horrors from her childhood, her experiences and heartaches while working with child brides, against the backdrop of a rich African culture. It is full of intrigue, suspense, surprises, the joy of reconciliation that is guaranteed to captivate and engage moviegoers.
Dry is now showing in cinemas nationwide.