This is MAJID MICHEL’S first official appearance in California and his fans can’t wait to see him. So far the buzz in Los Angeles has gathered such excitement that close sources say Hollywood celebrities such as Boris kodjoe, Idris Elba and Organizers of the Pan African film Festival to name a few will be in attendance. The Hollywood premiere is slated for Saturday September 24th and in Atlanta, Saturday October 8th .
Somewhere in Africa, nominated for twelve Nollywood and African Film Critics Award and 10 Zafaa Awards is not the only acclaimed work coming from Heroes Productions and Frank Rajah, producers of Pool Party, Heart of Men, Sin Of the Soul and the The Game all starring Majid Michel.
The Erawoc Bros Group and Zebrachild Entertainment, (Reggie & Sputnic Erawoc) collaborated with Heroes Productions (Executive Producers Kwame Boadu and Martha Ankomah ) and Raj Films (Director Frank Rajah Arase) to premiere the much-anticipated movie in selected cities across the US. As Reggie puts it, “We want to expose Majid to his fans in markets such as California, Miami and Atlanta where Majid has a much broader fan base that travels deep into the West Indies with demographics including Haitians, Jamaicans, Trinidadians, Dominicans, Puerto
Ricans, and recently South America. Coming to Los Angeles and Atlanta is very significant, hopefully with time, Majid’s fans will have the opportunity to see him on the big screens of Hollywood.”
A statement from the director, Frank Rajah Arase:
Somewhere in Africa is a story of geode, a cry of Africans. Liberia, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Ghana in the mid 70’s, Nigeria and many more are all countries that have seen the effects and defects of military government with soldiers everywhere with foolish wars to fight. What we did with Somewhere in Africa is that for the first time in history, we wanted the world to hear the cry of Africans from the lips of Africans, with an African cast, crew and of course a production house from Africa. Though it wasn’t an easy task, at least we were able to tell the story, as it was suppose to be told. In the end I am convinced we were able to project the central theme of the movie “the cries of humanity”. Also, we wanted the world to know that though many African countries have gone through a democratic process, the story of Africa still exists. Malnutrition, poverty, lack of proper medical facilities etc.
The last two decades however, were unarguably turbulent of times for most African nations. Puddles of blood filled our streets with fear as terror lurks on every corner. Horrors of combat embroiled in external unresolved conflicts. Everywhere in Africa a dirge was being sung. As mankind we have become our own enemy and we are left to the shackles of hopelessness and despair. Tomorrow they say will be better. But they forget history repeats itself. Our dreams have faded….our hearts resigned with no hope for the future.
What we didn’t want to see happening was for Africans to use the film to insight political violence but as tool to educate the rest of the world about Africa. Directing and Producing Somewhere in Africa has been an amazing experience for my crew, cast and my family. I hope the world will enjoy watching this film as much as we did in creating it
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