The premiere of star studded movie ‘Bent Arrows’ produced by Isang Ubong-Awah and taking place on April 14th at the Silverbird Galleria in Lagos is set to be another constellation of stars as its guest list has grown to include Stella Damasus, Omoni Oboli, Desmond Elliot, Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, Enebeli Elebuwa, Ngozi Ezeonu, Sylvia Oluchi and others.
The movie premiere, which is sponsored by UACN Plc, Rainbow Workstation Services and other notable brands will feature live performances by the renowned music producer Cobhams Asuquo, Screen diva and musician Stella Damasus and other leading acts in the music industry.
The storylines of Bent Arrows weave together to explore many themes such as sexual abuse, undue parental control, betrayal, revenge etc. The movie tells the story of three innocent young girls and how their innocence became battered in the hands of men, turning them into broken-hearted and emotionally shattered girls looking for revenge.
Idara (Sylvia Oluchy), a young girl sent to live with her maternal uncle in Abuja, is brutally raped. When she gets pregnant, she is forced to sleep with a doctor as payment for an abortion. Repeatedly abused by men, she becomes hardened and proceeds to use her sexuality to get the finer things of life. Lola (Omoni Oboli) after almost being smothered by her parents (Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva) and being cheated on by her fiancée, Seyi (David Nnaji) decides to become a bad girl. A teenage Ngozi (Stella Damasus) goes into prostitution as a means of fending for her sick mother and younger sisters. Bitter and vengeful, Ngozi is on a mission to revenge the wrong done to her mother several years earlier.
Speaking on the movie premiere, Isang Ubong-Awah said ‘when we had the premiere of ‘Bent Arrows’ in Abuja we were awed at the rate of the success and the amount of accolades people showered on the movie. This was what gave us the confidence to once again premiere the movie in Lagos before its arrival at the cinema. I am confident that the movie will be celebrated at the premiere and will do well in the cinema.
Directed by Lancelot Imaseun, ‘Bent Arrows’ has its own independent sound track produced by Cobhams Asuquo and features notable names like Styl Plus of Olufunmi fame, the Rooftop MC’s(Lagimo), Nikki Laoye and Stella Damasus.
Bent Arrows will be in cinemas across the federation form April 15th, 2011.