Metropolitan Church, House on the Rock collaborated with the United States Embassy in Nigeria to screen for the first time in Nigeria, the highly anticipated Hollywood movie, Captive at The Rock Cathedral, Lagos on Thursday October 1, 2015.
The star-studded event had in attendance top government officials, traditional rulers, industry captains and celebrities from the media, music and movie industry. Former Minister, Oby Ezekwesili, His Royal Highness, Oba Elegushi, Monalisa Chinda, Uti Nwachukwu, Seyi Shay and Timi Dakolo were some of the notable personalities that gathered to witness the first showing of the Paramount Pictures movie in Nigeria.
The movie premiere tagged #NigeriaOnPurpose, which coincided with the celebration of Nigeria’s 55th Independence Day anniversary, was aimed at further promoting peace, nation building and the development of minds and purpose towards achieving a purpose driven nation.
Singer, Chee opened the event with an impeccable rendition of the Nigerian National anthem whilst Timi Dakolo’s rendition of his hit song, “Great Nation” got the audience emotional.
“We must begin to build to a nation on purpose to secure the future for unborn Nigerians”, commented Pastor Paul Adefarasin, senior pastor, House on the Rock
“We are partnering to send a strong message that will change people’s lives. The movie shows how the struggle between hope and despair plays out”, added Dehab Ghebreab, acting consul general, United States Embassy, Nigeria.
“The highest office of the land is not the office of the presidency, senate or judiciary but the office of the citizenry”, enthused Dr Oby Ezekwesili, who was the keynote Speaker at the event.
Captive is a 2015 thriller based on the true-life story of Brian Nichols, cast by A-list Nigerian actor, David Oyelowo who famously broke out of prison in 2005 and went on a killing spree. The film, however, is more about the relationship he developed with one of his kidnapped victims and the road to redemption.