After several months of painstaking productions on various locations across the country, superstar actor and multi-talented entertainer, Saint Obi famously known as Nollywoodâ€™s Mr. Quality, is poised to pamper movie buffs with five new blockbuster flicks commissioned by his company, Agwhyte international.
The explosive and thought provoking movies, which are expected to hit cinemas, pay TVs and online platforms soon are: After The Vow, Mrs. Brown, Big Shot, Invaders and My Yesterday. Amazingly, this first of its kind project in the annals of Nollywood, according to cerebral Saint Obi, is aimed at creating jobs and empowering talented and creative youths as well as helping to keep them off the streets through creative engagements.
â€œAt 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,â€ disclosed the star of over 100 hit moviesâ€, noted Saint Obi.
Interestingly, the five blockbusters were professionally shot by independent producers who were carefully selected by Saint Obiâ€™s Agwhyte International Limited solely for the big budget projects.
Giving more details, Saint Obi who disclosed that over N200m was spent lensing the blockbusters, added that some of the movies also enjoyed a private screening session that was well attended and hugely applauded by pundits
â€œThe 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. Furthermore, though I have been quiet for many years, amongst others, Agwhyte is fully into Nollywood and strategic media content creation, production, acquisition, aggregation, distribution and steadily heading towards content broadcasting.
Surprisingly, Saint Obi who did not feature in any of the five blockbusters hinted that the reason was to give young and emerging talents the opportunity to harness their potentials in Nollywood.