Celebrities Storm the Exclusive Screening of the Hate U Give

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Ik Osakioduwa signing on the Hate U Give wall

Highly acclaimed and socially conscious movie “The Hate U Give” brought stars and activists to IMAX Filmhouse Cinemas, Lekki for her exclusive screening recently.

With the likes of artistes such as Sound Sultan, Timi Dakolo; OAP/TV presenter IK Osakioduwa and actress/socialite Caroline Danjuma, it was an engaging and insightful night.

Discussion of police violence against black people living in America filled the cinema hall and commanded rave reviews from Nigerian film critics, movie buffs and celebrities in attendance.

Hate U Give focuses on the protagonist Starr Carter who is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black neighbourhood where she lives, and the affluent, mostly white, prep school she attends.

The uneasy balance between these worlds is reflected in gut-wrenching portrayal of abuse of power as the movie progresses.

According to Forbes: “The Hate U Give is an Oscar-Worthy Masterpiece.” Guests at the exclusive screening couldn’t agree more.

This emotionally jarring movie starring Amandla Stenberg and US rapper Common brought a lot of cheers and tear jerking reactions from the audience. The movie which hit the cinemas on October 19,is an adaption of the novel The Hate U Give, which embraces the subject of racism and police brutality against people of colour in the US.