Dare Olaitan’s “Ojukokoro” to be screened in New York

You may have noticed the evolution of the quality of films produced by Nigerian filmmakers in recent years through noticeable tells like the quality of cinematography, the content-driven marketing campaigns and the well-rounded storylines. These improvements have gotten appreciation from Nigerians within and outside the entertainment industry. And KJM3 Entertainment Group attempts to take it a step further by relaunching their diaspora distribution with their new program under their subdivision KJM3.0.

The group’s goal is to introduce talented African filmmakers to international (American) theatrical audiences through unique cinema experiences using their new program: “Nollywood 3.0: Images and Stories from the African Diaspora”. The program is set to debut with daily screenings of select films in April at the Metrograph movie theatre in New York City. The debut screening with feature Dare Olaitan’s debut feature film Ojukokoro(Greed), along with “Oblivion” and “The Encounter”, by Ekene Som Mekwunye.

Dare, who will be present for a Q&A session at the Metrograph movie theatre premier with his producer, Olufemi D. Ogunsanwo, said in a press release that “We can produce films that entertain international and domestic audiences and NY is our chance to show that”. KJM3 Entertainment Group, who are responsible for the $1.6 million distribution success of Julie Dash’s independent film “Daughters of the Dust”, will also show Akin Omotoso’s “Tell Me Sweet Something” and Davina Lee’s “The Knot”, both set and produced in South Africa at the relaunch screening.

The daily screenings in NYC are set for an April 13th release date.

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