It is not so often to get those in high echelon of politics to get involved in movies. Sometimes we get to see some of them strut their stuff in music in case in hand is that of Donald Duke or Babatunde Fashola at Coliseum. But to get them go beyond lip service to back Nollywood is as Herculean as what Herculean could mean.
Desmond Olushola Elliot did almost the undoable when he got His Excellency Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State involved in his first movie as a producer. Don’t start thinking the governor is now an actor, no not at all. The governor rather than act is backing the premier of Desmond Movie, Reloaded in Abuja come November 12 at the Trancorp Hilton Hotel.
Suswam is not just backing the premier heavily he is also planning to grace the occasion. According to a source, a couple of his cabinet members will also be at the venue.
The deal according to Desmond would see Benue State advertisement grace every CD of the movie when it will be finally sold. From the plans on ground the movie would witness massive distribution and that would translate into good leverage for the people and government of Benue to showcase their culture and heritage.
Desmond told us he has sold the America and Jamaica right of the movie and for every copy sold Benue advert would be air. So, don’t be surprised if the state emerge one of the most popular in Nigeria in a short while. The deal we learnt made Desmond richer with a couple of millions.
Reloaded is a movie that has to do with maltreatment of the female gender and aftermath event and consequence.
It is one movie you might not get to see up and coming stars as it parades strictly A-list artistes such as Desmond, Ramsey Nouah, Van Viker (from Ghana), Monalisa Chinda, Ini Edo, Uche Jombo, Rita Dominic, Stephanie Okereke and others.
On that same day at the same Venue, Vivian Ejike will also premier her movie, When the heart lies. The movie which many had rated as top-class feature star actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Desmond Elliot, Uche Jombo, Paul Play Dairo and others.
So, if you are thinking of when to spend your evening come November 12, proceed to Transcorp Hilton where entertainment will meet governance.