Last Saturday was a special night for lovers of good movies at the exclusive premiere of The Man of God, the latest film by the golden lady of stage and tube, Mrs Bolanle Austen-Peters.
The atmosphere was lit and convivial as celebrities and guests showed up looking heavenly glamorous for the first Netflix original movie by the hard-working and dynamic lady behind Terra Kulture and BAP Productions.
The special premiere was the prelude to the film hitting the global streaming giant, Netflix, this Saturday April 16th, 2022.
It was such a beautiful sight to behold, right from the colourful red-carpet event, to the star-studded screening and the sumptuous after-party, all at the prestigious Terra Kulture Arena in Victoria Island Lagos.
The Man Of God comes with Austen-Peters’ signature styles in her numerous stage plays- well choreographed dance steps, original music scores, colourful costumes and tight storyline. But this is no stage play, it’s a full-length feature film that has all the trappings of a great musical tells the intriguing story of Samuel (Akah Nnani), one of the two sons of a local Pastor who runs away from home to pursue his worldly cravings.
In his new Lagos environment, Samuel starts off as an undergraduate afrobeat musician with fast life involving ladies, booze and bellows of smoke in tow.
Hard times and romantic overtures then lead him to singing in a church, leading the choir, but eventually branches out to float his own church all in a bid to make quick returns and live big.
Torn among several women and hounded by the law, Samuel eventually suffers the fate that awaits those who call the name of God in vain. His redemption lies in retracing his steps back to his humble, God-fearing beginnings.
For this intensely entertaining musical movie, stars in the film, celebrities and VIPs turned out in their best to applaud Austen-Peters’ latest creative effort for the motion picture industry.
The after-party was one that will remain in the memories of many people for a long time. From the decor and amazing ambiance to the food, ceaseless champagne and DJ and hypeman-driven music, it was a party to remember.
Man of God was Nnani’s first lead role ever in a film, and the young handsome man did justice to the role that required him to sing, dance and give a rare method acting. He was all smiles with his wife by his side at the premiere and after-party.
So were other stars of the movie at the premiere, which included the delectable Osas Ighodaro, Dorcas Shola Fapson, Atlanta Bridget Johnson, Olumide Oworu who came with his mother and manager; Mawuli Gavor, Patrick Doyle, Eucharia Anunobi and Jude Chukwuka, who plays Nnani’s Pastor father in the film, (Samuel) among others.
Produced and directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters, other producers on the project are Joseph Umoibom and James Amuta while the renowned Lance Gewer, as Director of Photography, ensured that the movie’s shots and general cinematography were crystal clean.
Beautiful broadcaster, Laila Johnson-Salami and OAP Olisa Adibua anchored the opening and closing ends of the premiere respectively. The beautiful evening was also attended by former First Bank of Nigeria’s Chairman, Mrs Ibukun Awosika; Former Lagos State Commissioner for Information Tourism and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde; Prof. Duro Oni, ace actress, Joke Silva, Hilda Dokubo, Ireti Doyle, Daniel Etim Effiong, Big Brother Naija star Erica Nlewedim, Deyemi Okanlawon, Steve Gukas, Chris Ubosi, Muritala Ibrahim, Tundun Abiola, Tade Ogidan, Francis Onwuchie and Denrele Edun among others.
Fans of family-oriented and musically entertaining content have a lot to look forward to in The Man Of God as it goes live on Netflix from this Saturday April 16, 2022.