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Joe Aihende Links Zurich And Lagos With ‘Amara’

Posted: Jul 9, 2016 at 5:16 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Hazeez Balogun – Lagos
If you do not know Joe Aihende, that is because he is a behind-the-scene man. But his works do speak for him. Aihende is popularly known in the industry as MJ and has shot numerous blockbuster movies. Though he has been absent for some time now, he says he has actually been shooting a new movie which he promises will be another blockbuster.
According to him, his eight years break is not a sabbatical. He has all the while been working on a new movie titled ‘Amara’. The movie was shot in Zurich in Switzerland where he has been based for a while and also in Lagos.Joe Aihende
He says the film is a truly international movie as it features themes and stories from both Africa and Europe. The film also features top rated actors from EU countries and Nigeria. Starring in the movie include actors like; Anthony Monjaro, Ali Nuhu, Yvonne Jegede, Judith Audu and Yemi Blaq. European actors in the movie are from Switzerland and Germany.  They include Jennifer Mulinde Schmid, Sibylla Rausmussen, Marco Zubinden, and Sarah Gmüh amongst others.
Amara, the movie is schedule to be premiered in Zurich Switzerland in September during the Zurich Film Festival. Consequent premiers are schedule for Houston Texas and Atlanta in USA in October. It will also have a Nigerian premiere and cinema release which will come up in November.
“We got a lot of support from our international partners. We know that when we come to Nigeria, we will get a lot of support. We have sponsorship packages for cooperate bodies to be a part of the movie,” said Joe Aihende.
He also promises a travel package to attend the world premiere in Zurich for individuals. “Nigerians can win a fully paid trip to attend the premiere in Zurich via short code text message. This is our way of giving back and also building the buzz for the premiere in Nigeria,” says MJ.