After several years of disappearing from the big screen, veteran actor Saint Obi is back again. And this time, he’s bombing Nollywood with five new blockbuster movies.
The explosive movies, which are expected to hit cinemas across the country and online platforms soon include, “ After The Vow”, “Mrs. Brown”, “ Big Shot”, “Invaders” and “My Yesterday.
The first of its kind in the annals of Nollywood, the cerebral actor, said the project is aimed at creating jobs and empowering talented and creative Nigerian youths.
“At Agwhyte International, we have decided to take the bull by the horns. This is our modest contribution to the socio-economic growth of our great country. We have created jobs and empowered youths by bankrolling these five films that were shot simultaneously. We look forward to doing more for Nollywood and Nigeria in general, but funding is a big challenge.”
“We are truly committed to telling the Nigerian story and promoting Nollywood brand to the rest of the world,” disclosed the star of over 100 hit movies.” Interestingly, the five blockbusters were shot by independent producers who were carefully selected by Saint Obi’s Agwhyte International Limited for the big-budget project.
Shielding more light on the project, Saint Obi disclosed that over N200m was spent producing the five the blockbusters movie, adding that some of the movies also enjoyed a private screening session that was well attended and hugely applauded by pundits
“The good news is that at Agwhyte, we are all about creating a better Nollywood and viewer experience through quality content but also, expand the distribution outlets for Nollywood independent producers.”
According to him, “ Though I have been quiet for many years, my outfit, Agwhyte is fully into Nollywood and strategic media content creation, production, acquisition, aggregation, distribution and steadily heading towards content broadcasting.”
Surprisingly, Saint Obi did not feature in any of the movies. He hinted that he wanted to give young and emerging talents the opportunity to harness their potentials in Nollywood.
Meanwhile, starring: Jibola Dabo, Florence Onuma, Kunle Remi, Ebinabo Poos Johnson and Michael Okon, Mrs Brown” is about a young successful executive, jilted by her high school lover of 11 years, finds solace in the warm arms of an older divorcee, while “After the Vow” tells the thrilling story of three women, three friends and their three unfulfilled dreams.
It is a tantalizing tale of three desperate desperadoes, three dangerous escapades and three sensational outcomes.