The award-winning action movie â€˜Slow Countryâ€™ was greatly commended by industry stakeholders present at its premiere last night, May 1st at the Genesis cinemas, Lekki.
Film director, screenwriter and film producer Lancelot Imasuen gave kudos to Eric Aghimien for his latest movie â€˜Slow Countryâ€™. He stated that both the movie and its cast were impressive.
Actress Belinda Effah in her comment on the movie immediately after the premiere stated that it was a great movie.
BBNaija Bassey Ekpenyong who was also present at the premiere could not get over how excellent the movie was. According to him â€˜The movie is an excellent one; I was fully concentrated on watching it that I couldnâ€™t even eat my popcornâ€™
Others at the premiere not only commended the director and the entire cast and crew of the movie, but also stated that the movie was not just phenomenal, but it was also a breath of fresh air from the usual Nollywood movies.
The premiere was also attended by celebrities, filmmakers and top executives like Emem Isong, Linda Ejiofor, Sambasa Nzeribe, Wole Ojo, Kiki Omeili, Olumide Oworu, Richard Brutus, Tonikan, Ademola Adedoyin, Judith Audu, TK Ahmed, Christina Martin, Daniel Oriahi, Nkubi Wazobia and many others.
The movie which has been described as the most believable action movie in Nollywood follows the story of Kome, a homeless teenage mother, who in a bid to cater and secure a good life for her son Peter sought refuge in the arms of a drug kingpin Tuvi.
The kingpin ushers her into the world of prostitution and drug trafficking.
However, when faced with a serious dilemma and the sudden return of her ex-boyfriend Osas who desperately wants to win her heart, having abandoned her for seven years, she gets fed up and attempts to break free.
She pleads with her boss to let her quit the underworld, but he is not ready to let go of his most trusted cash cow.
The action movie stars amazing and talented actors like Ivie Okujaiye-Egboh who played the role of Kome, Sambasa Nzeribe who played Tuvi, the drug kingpin, Tope Tedela as Osas, and Majid Michel as Inspector Dave. Others are Richard Brutus as Brasko, Gina Castel as Ola, Adebayo Thomas as Peter, Victor Eriabie, Imoudu â€˜DJ Moeâ€™ Ayonete, and Shola Thompson-Adewale.
The movie will make its cinema debut on May 19th.