In a vibrant celebration of Nollywood’s cinematic beauty, Kaduna witnessed the electrifying Nollywire Movie Hangout on December 15th at the cozy AJ Grills venue. The event, orchestrated for the passionate “Nollyphiles” of the youth community, served as a gathering to revel in the much-anticipated screening of the freshly released film, ‘Breath of Life’ while having fun at the same time!
As the clock struck 5 PM, the venue buzzed with excitement as Nollywood enthusiasts congregated, brimming with anticipation. They came together, driven by a shared passion, to unite like-minded aficionados and delve into the mesmerizing world of Nigerian cinema.
The highlight of the evening undoubtedly centered around the debut screening of ‘Breath of Life,’ exclusively released on Prime Video that same day. The film unveils the heartwarming tale of Timi, portrayed by Wale Ojo, a man adrift in life until an encounter with Elijah, brought to life by Chiemeze Imo, a spirited young dreamer, who breathes new purpose into his existence. This emotional journey captivated the audience, leaving a profound impact on their hearts.
Attendees were enamored by the film’s music, applauding composer Kaliné Njoku and the sound department for their masterful selection of soul-stirring soundtracks that enhanced the movie’s emotional depth. They also praised Wale Ojo for his exceptional performance, noting that he effortlessly embodies his character in every role he portrays.
The night was described as “magical” and “epic,” as it took on an ethereal quality, resonating with each viewer.
“There was something magical about last night. We all sat in groups, others as a pair, legs folded and some spread, hands tucked in watching ‘Breath of Life’ and loving it. It was beautiful and I’d love to do it again.” exclaimed one attendee, echoing the sentiments of many. “Thank you Nollywire, the Kaduna NollyPhiles Hangout was perfect!”
The camaraderie among Nollywood enthusiasts and their shared appreciation for ‘Breath of Life’ forged an unforgettable evening. The consensus among participants echoed praise for the film’s ability to touch the soul and reignite the passion for Nigerian storytelling on screen.
The Nollywire Movie Hangout, a testament to the power of film in fostering community, left an indelible mark on the viewers. With the magic of ‘Breath of Life’ lingering in their hearts, attendees departed, carrying with them newfound inspiration and an appreciation for the brilliance of Nollywood storytelling.
By Shalom O. Obisesan