OLOIBIRI BRIEF: OUT IN THE CINEMAS 21st of OCT
'Oloibiri' is a feature film based on true events around Nigeria’s Niger-Delta community, Oloibiri which is credited as the country’s first point of commercial crude-oil discovery in January 1956. It is now 60 years since that incident in Nigeria.
Two decades plus after the last drops of commercial quantity crude oil was drilled from Oloibiri, the town has two of its sons, Timipre and Gunpowder (each one disenchanted with the exploitation of their resources by the oil companies), pitched against each other in this action-thriller after a new discovery of crude oil is made by an American company owned by Robert Powell.
It stars actors such as Olu Jacobs (Timipre), a multiple award winning veteran actor; Richard Mofe Damijo (Gunpowder), a multi talented and highly respected actor in Nigeria; William R. Moses (Robert Powell), an award winning American actor of the CSI fame; Taiwo Ajai-Lycett- an experienced and respected veteran award winning actress in Nigeria & Britain; Ivie Okujaye-one of Nigeria’s finest up and coming talents and Ifeanyi Williams- another talented young actor.
Since the movie was completed in 2015, the movie was successfully test-screened at the 66th Annual Cannes film festival in France, and also won some international awards, including the 2015 NAFCA Award for ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Screenplay’, Los Angeles; ‘Best Foreign Film’ Award, 2016 San Diego Black Film Festival, USA; ‘Best Film’ in Water Category’, 2016 Green Me Global Festival for Sustainability, Lagos, etc.
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