‘Christmas Is Coming’ Brings Christmas in November as it Premieres
Ufuoma McDermott and a constellation of Nollywoods’ stars gathered and basked in the joy of Christmas at Imax Cinema for the premiere of her movie “Christmas Is Coming,”on November 18th 2017.
The stars aired their views of the movie and their relationship with Ufuoma.
Joke silver, with a knowing foresight looked forward to “seeing Ufoma play a tomboy.” That expectation was based on what she had heard about the lead character’s role in the movie. She spoke of her relationship with Ufuoma, “Oh yes, we’ve done a lot of works together. We’ve travelled round America and the Netherlands together. She sends her Christmas wishes to youths who look up to her.
Deyemi Okanlawon who played the role of Koko Williams commented about the movie, when asked about the challenges encountered, he optimistically stated, “It goes to show that even with the challenges, Ufuoma was able to rise above them and lift the entire team above them. It’s superhuman to do all those three things: to be an actor, director, and producer all at the same time. I said to someone earlier that Nigerian women have shown some dexterity in film making, and Ufuoma has put herself in the caliber of such women.
Before the movie started showing, Ufuoma herself described her experience while writing the movie, “Writing the movie spanned about three or four years because I actually started piecing the ideas together in 2013.” When asked what inspired the movie, she replied thus, “I think it should be my love for Christmas. I’m a Christmas freak. I think it’s the inner peace about the season that makes me happy.”
An excited Richard Mofe Damijo said, “I love it! I love the movie.”
Shola Shobowale adjudged the movie to be, “A lovely movie, beautiful family story. The family is expected to bond up at Christmas.” She explained what caught her attention when she got the script, “the story she has for us is what everybody will love.” Speaking generally on movies, she says “You see movies because that is what your eyes eat. Movies are the food for the eyes. Watch.
Present at the premiere where other notable cast members Chioma Akpotha, Mary Lazarus, Zack Orji, all had beautiful things to say about the movie
A rising star, Amanda Oruh, who played the role of company executive also have a word for the audience about the movie “That was the first time I played the character of a company executive.” It’s her first cinema feature movie. She thus described the movie: “The story line is beautiful from start to finish. I like the fact that it came during the Christmas Period. I love all the twists. I wasn’t bored at all.
As the premiere came to an end, Ufuoma addressed her guests and colleagues present, narrating her ordeal at a particular location. She got all mushy at a point as she broke down in tears showing her gratitude by calling out the names of all the crew members and cast thanking them for making ‘Christmas Is Coming’ a success.