Gone To America, first on Silverbird group’s plate

Steve Onu, popularly known as Yaw

Foremost Nigerian entertainment company, Silverbird Group, has added yet another feather to their cap. The company founded by renowned businessman and senator, Ben Murray Bruce, has delved into film-making with the production of its very first feature film, Gone To America, in collaboration with The Atuma Brothers International Company (TABIC).

Multiple award-winning Nigerian-born, but Canada and United States-based filmmaker, Pascal Atuma, is the writer and director of the film, with Stella Albright-Bruce, June Slaton- Bruce, Oscar Atuma and Pascal Atuma as producers, and Silverbird Group as executive producer.

The movie boasts a star-studded cast, such as Ali Baba; Funke Akindele; Steve Onu, popularly known as Yaw; Ini Edo; Jide Kosoko; Funky Mallam; Eniola Badmus; Iyabo Ojo; Francis Odega; Yvonne Jegede; and American music legend and presently Judge/Directing Talent Manager of the Nigerian Idol, Jeffrey Daniels, of the famous Shalamar group.

It also features upcoming stars, such as Bridget Chigbufue, Chris Uti and Pandora Eboh, to mention a few. The movie is about Okoro, a simple gateman who was going through the trials of the lowest class of working class families in Nigeria and indebted to his landlord to the extent that he was dehumanised, lost a right to his privacy and could no longer enjoy the quietness of his home.

Battling with sleepless nights, an opportunity, out of the blues, presented for him to travel to America, courtesy of a green card lottery entered for him by his long-term master’s nephew.

The movie, set to screen in cinemas nationwide from November 10, is being marketed and distributed by Silverbird Distribution Limited.

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