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Ije starring Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade

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  1. moviewizard

    moviewizard Well-Known Member

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    Ije the movie

    "IJE tells a tale of Chioma, a child growing up in the Nigerian countryside, who warned her restless sister, Anya, about the trappings of the American Dream. Now ten years later, Anya is accused of killing three men in a Hollywood Hills mansion—one of them her record producer-husband. Chioma travels from Nigeria to Los Angeles, and with the help of a young, unproven attorney, discovers that the dark secret her sister wants to keep hidden might be the only thing that can win her freedom."

    It stars Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

    It will be released in March 2010...


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  2. blackpearl

    blackpearl oloju come and do

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    REBOSHKE!!

    THanks movie!! Somehow I trust your recommendations....

    Kai can't wait for this one to be finally released!!
     
  3. elisawwf007

    elisawwf007 Well-Known Member

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    Wow my apetite is already wet, can't wait for this one to hit theatres and shelves
     
  4. sky_flies

    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    People who are ready to make good films don't go looking for recognition......, they just take you of guards leaving their names on your lips.

    Thats what the movie makers of Ije did. Not one of the crew have I heard of, but there have something exceptional on the table.....

    The movie jacket isn't bad at all. Hope the movie comes out better!!!

    Fantastic!! Good job!!! :fing02:
     
  5. mulan

    mulan Active Member

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    Omotala and Genny as sisters again, I watched them in Blood Sisters. That was good sha cos both of them can act. Look forward to this one.
     
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    jacket looks nice. Who is the lead in this movie again?
     
  7. Mkgirl

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    Not that it's really matter but it's Genevieve.
     
  8. mamazita!

    mamazita! Active Member

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    This one will most likely go the cinema route before being released on dvd... thats good. Looking forward to watching it when it comes out!
     
  9. zelifat

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    Looooking good! I trust Genny and Omo-Sexy but they'd better not add some bad actors and spoil this beautiful combo. I'm so looking fwd to this.
     
  10. blackpearl

    blackpearl oloju come and do

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    IJE gained the support of the office of Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of
    L.A., confirmed to attend the exclusive screening at Warner Bros. on
    November 14th! 10 days till the premiere!

    Keep telling your friends about the movie and fan page! Lets get to 2000 fans by Friday!

    culled from the FB Fan Page

    twitter.com/ijethemovie

    Directed by: Chineze Anyaene

    Produced by: Chineze Anyaene, Paula Moreno


    (Los Angeles, October 29, 2009) – Since the inception of film-making in Nigeria 15 years ago, the world has been waiting for one Nollywood film that stands apart from the rest, one that will capture the minds and hearts of movie-goers worldwide, one that will leave a timeless memory, capable of illustrating the creativity, tradition, and essence of Nigerian culture. IJE is that movie. Typically, Nollywood movies neglect the way films should be made by ignoring production value, focusing instead on famous actors and actresses. IJE which means “the journey” in the Nigerian language Igbo, will undeniably revolutionize the way Nigerian movies are viewed and created, as it is the first Nollywood film to include features common to Hollywood movies.

    Unprecedented in scope, IJE tells a tale of Chioma, a child growing up in the Nigerian countryside, who warned her restless sister, Anya, about the trappings of the American Dream. Now ten years later, Anya is accused of killing three men in a Hollywood Hills mansion—one of them her record producer-husband. Chioma travels from Nigeria to Los Angeles, and with the help of a young, unproven attorney, discovers that the dark secret her sister wants to keep hidden might be the only thing that can win her freedom. A majority of the film was shot in the U.S. on 35mm, but it has flash back scenes that were shot on location in Jos, Nigeria.

    Directed and produced by Nigerian Born Chineze Anyaene, “IJE” is a compelling drama with organic twists and turns. Anyaene is the youngest female director, and the first woman to film 35mm in Nollywood. Also produced by Paula Moreno, one of the first Producers in L.A. to take on the challenge of filming a Nollywood feature, the film boasts of an internationally diverse cast, such as Nigerian A-lister's Genevieve Nnaji, who was recently profiled by Oprah Winfrey as one of the most famous people in the world, Nigeria's sweetheart Omotola Ekeinde, and critically acclaimed actor Clem Ohameze. Hispanic sensation Odalys Garcia and upcoming actor Ulrich Que join the brilliant cast, a component that makes the film widely appealing to international audiences. Anyaene and Moreno, two trailblazing minority women, are determined to make a change in the international movie industry by merging the Hollywood and Nollywood industries.

    IJE: THE JOURNEY is set for an exclusive screening at Warner Bros. on November 14, 2009 in Burbank, CA
     
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    IJE: The Journey by Bola Aduwo

    'IJE:The journey... the new film that is all the rage starring Genevieve and Omotola and some American actors, will hold a private, exclusive screening on Saturday November 14th, 2009 at 6:30pm. Venue:Warner Brothers Studio, Gate 3, Screening Room 12: 4301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505. The black tie event which is strictly by I.V will have as Special guests the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, Vice President of the Grammy’s Brandon Chapman, Nigeria’s Minister of information, Dora Akunyili, as well as major investors and distributors.

    The film was produced by Paula Moreno and produced and directed by Chineze Anyaene.

    Pix culled from LindaIkeji.blogspot.com
     

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    Looks really good. Will definitely see this one.....Is it just me or are true professionals coming back into the movie industry in 9ja??? Great development, they should keep raising the bar o!!!
     
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    I am like a hungry 5 year old wit fufu on top of the cupboard and i want it oooohh sooo badd.....i will wait.....GO ladies make us proud......Very interested in What Chineze does next...she seems like an impressionable lady.....
     
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    amet13 I dey keep my side

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    The pictures are spendid, now that's what am talking abt. U don't need to go nude to make a good movie
     
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    Impressive!!

    So looking forward to the trailer....
     
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    I'm soo excited about this....Say what you want, but Genny+ Omotola= some great acting....I'm loving the professional looking stills.
     
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    And some overacting! One-upmanship galore! :D
     
  18. sky_flies

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    :roll :lol:

    Thinking of it..... Na true oh!

    Blood sisters, Games women play and Sisters love had either one overact....

    Well, I'd say its the "best of the best" feeling and the rivalry kerfuffle surrounding Gene and Omot that makes people jubilate when they see a Gene-Omot combo...... They have better pairs other than themselves, though, they're incredibly good together.
     
  19. The Maverick

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    Went to a private screening of this movie at Warner Bros. Studios yesterday in Burbank, CA. I don't think the Nollywood audience is ready for this. Omotala hit a homerun with this one, and Genny wasn't bad at all. This is a really really GOOD movie. You guys know how much I hate nollywood movies. I won't even call this a nollywood movie sef. From the writing, acting and technically (shot on 35mm film) everything blew me away. Seriously guys...this one is really the real deal.

    Sola, you'll be pleasantly surprised, Genny and OmoT didn't try to out do each other. Sorry to say, they were miles beyond their usual Nollywood performances. I guess with the rest of the cast being Hollywood ready, and the change in environment, they too stepped up to the plate and hit hard.
     
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    Maverick, thanks for the heads up...really glad to hear the movie fulfilled and exceeded expectation. Can't wait to see it, I hope they show it in Toronto soon.
     
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