28 July 2011

Nigeria: Uche Jombo Storms Cinemas With Damage

Cashing in on the changing face of the Nigerian movie industry and the new wave of acceptance it has come to receive, topnotch actress, Uche Jombo, is set to premiere her own movie come July 31 at the Silverbird Galleria. Titled Damage, the new flick, the actress cum producer said, is out to address series of societal ills to their roots without losing its entertainment import.

The movie, which features Nollywood finest like Uche Jombo herself, Kalu Ikeagwu, Tonto Dikeh, Basorge Tariah Jr and others tells the thrilling story of love and the pain of domestic violence with a style that projects the subject as one that has not been threaded before in a movie.

A man (Kalu Ikeagwu) and his wife (Uche Jombo) love each other immensely yet their day-to-day life can only be described as a 'cat and mouse' situation. They fight violently almost on a daily basis and one of the long run effects of their fights is the psychological torture their children had to go through.

The actress revealed that the premiere would be another Nollywood grand affair as all the Nollywood stakeholders have been invited. "However, the journey of the movie has not been a short one at all, as its opening scene was accompanied by a Recognition Awards for young Nigerian entertainment brands like MI, AY, Aki and Pawpaw, Tuface, Ouch, Young Designer Coco Couture, Emem Isong, Funke Akindele, Bellanaija, Ice Prince and others," she said.

Beyond Damage, the story extends to My life my Damage and My Country their Damage altogether known as the Damage movies; making it a collection of three distinct but interwoven stories, aimed at advocating for social reforms. Each story addresses important problems affecting individuals, families, and societies at large.

Speaking on the trilogy, Uche Jombo said, "The Damage movies are unique and stands to correct societal ills, but beyond the storyline and qualitative nature of the movies, I am of the opinion that I am a Nigerian brand, and anything I do represents Nigeria in one way or the other. So I cannot afford to compromise the ideal standard of a movie, while hiding under the 'anything goes' guise. We had the best of hands from the cast to the crew, and the result is highly encouraging."

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