Dignitaries and nollywood veterans, converged on the National Theatre November 27 for the premiere of a movie titled “Shallow Mirage” by top director and producer, Agubom Kingsley, popularly known as Kurious K.
The movie, part of the world campaign against teenage pregnancy, chaired by top actor, Adeyemi Lawrence (Baba Suara) attracted impressive attendance and including representatives of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Fair Life Africa Foundation.
According to ‘Kurious K,’ CEO of Kurious K Agubom Production and KKA Arts Academy, who directed and produced ‘Shallow Mirage,’ while welcoming the guests said problems faced by teenagers in the society motivated him to establish the project that gave birth to ‘Shallow Mirage.’
Theatre, he said, is a basic tool for total reformation, hence his decision to use drama as a tool for creating the much needed awareness.
“A lot of our female teenagers drop out of school and cannot achieve their big dreams in life due to teenage unwanted pregnancy. We have come to create awareness about the dangers of promiscuity and also to suggest some possible solutions to the problems. We are going to take the campaign to secondary schools, churches, cinemas etc.”
‘Shallow Mirage’ is about Chioma, a female teenager, who was lured into unwanted pregnancy due to peer pressure from friends.
The movie also dwells on the challenges she faced in pregnancy.
‘Shallow Mirage’ is project that is billed to re-orient our teenagers about the dangers and consequences of teenage pregnancy, besides raising to support some victims of teenage pregnancy.
Distinguished artiste who performed at the ocassion anchored by a popular actor and Master of Ceremony, Livi Okadigbo were: Gas Koker, Newlife, Ibukun Ogunyemi, Leonard Fidelis, Mike Longe and KKA Arts Academy drama troupe.
While the movie was reviewed by Dr. Stella Ahunanya, Nollywood veteran, Chief Larry Williams, in a goodwill message, commended the convener for putting together a project that will touch the lives and promised to support the movement to any level.
Ufuoma Emerhor, chief executive of Fair Life Africa Foundation, in her speech also expressed satisfaction, promising support for the project.