Some movie plots bore you, while others capture your attention; others may make you cry or evoke other emotions; nevertheless, this one seems to be based on a true story, but I’m not If this is the case.
StarTimes recently surprised Nigerian actor Femi Adebayo with a special screening of his latest film, King of Thieves.
When StarTimes management staged a private screening for his new epic film at Silverbird Cinemas, Adebayo, a key spokesperson for the pay-TV business, was caught off guard.
For the novelty of the narrative and outfit, the main actor was showered with praise.
Nollywood actors and movie reviewers such as StarTimes CEO Alex Jian, Content Director Viki Liu, Bose Adewara, Lazarus Ibeabuchi, Segun Arinze, Yaw, Kate Effiong, and Abubakar Yakubu were in attendance to watch the epic action-thriller.
Adebayo, who was visibly moved, explained the film’s inspiration, adding,“the inspiration behind this movie is to showcase the creativity of Yoruba culture to the entire world.
“Cultural folklore and true epic films are gradually dying, yet it is full of beautiful stories.”
Alex Jian, who spoke at the event, said:“StarTimes is proud to associate with Femi Adebayo, who is also our brand ambassador. An outstanding project like this tells African stories from an African perspective. Femi Adebayo is notable for setting standards in the industry.
“Our business strategy is tied to the growth of quality local content. This is what our audience is craving and we are strongly committed to this through investments, support, and celebrations of notable works.”
He also said, “This informs why we have taken the partnership with AMAA a notch higher. Currently, StarTimes-AMAA Short Film Festival is ongoing with over $10,000 prizes reserved for winners.”
Toyin Abraham, Lateef Adedimeji, Adebayo Salami, Broda Shagi, Femi Adebayo, Segun Arinze, and more A-list actors appear in King of Thieves.
The storyline of the film KING OF THIEVES is intriguing, and I am looking forward to seeing it.