4 premium Nollywood movies are set to be released on March 8 on Afrocinema, a virtual cinema platform by ACOMART Media group (a global content acceleration, aggregation, and monetization platform for Afrocentric content headquartered in Delaware, United States). Starring household faces like Mawuli Gavor, Rachel Oniga, Sola Sobowale, Meg Otanwa, Bukky Wright and Odunlade Adekola, these films touch a wide range of themes that are embedded in Nigerian society. See the full list below.
Directed by Femi Faks, Different Strokes stars Monalisa Chinda and Mawuli Gavor in a film that depicts love and dating for 30+ African women.
Eko Iwure, a Yoruba historical epic movie about how Olofin Ogunfunminire, an Ile-Ife Prince, founded Lagos, starring Yemi Blaq, Rachel Oniga (A Naija Christmas), Bukky Wright, Wasiu Ayinde, and Kehinde Fasuyi.
Chatroom sheds light on the often-ignored mental health of sexual violence survivors, starring Nengi Adoki (Juju Stories), Akpororo, Omawumi, Odunlade Adekola, Ronya Man (Omo Ghetto: The Saga), and Ibrahim Suleiman.
In his CEO remarks, Oluwagbemiga Ben-Daniel says, “there’s a strong cultural renaissance going on amongst black people both on the continent and in the diaspora. African descendants want more representation in movies and series. Our vision with Afrocinema is to make Afrocentric films from Nollywood, Africa and the diaspora more globally available to an audience that’s hungry for it.”
Afrocinema, operating under the tagline “content may be King but distribution is the indispensable Queen”, is a platform that aims to provide global, virtual screens for the wide range of amazing Afrocentric films that hardly get international distribution, thus creating more avenues for producers to get more returns on their investment.
Eager audiences can acquire tickets when they go on sale from March 8, 2022, on Afrocinema and via their super app, ACOMART, available on Google Play and Apple stores.
Watch Eko Iwure trailer below.