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SIMS Movie Premiere, Musical Concert Draw VIP Crowd (Photos)

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It’s fair to say the palpable presence of the holy spirit was felt when the highly anticipated Christian Movie, STEPPING INTO MAGGIE’S SHOES drew VIPS from top Churches in Nigeria to the Ballroom of the Oriental Hotel, Lagos last December.

Titilope Oshunlalu covered the well attended Event which had in attendance VIPS like Dr Daniel Olukoya, General Overseer of Mountain of Fire And Miracles, and his wife,Pastor Mrs Folashade Olukoya . Also, the highly popular woman of God and philanthropist, Iya Aladura Esther Ajayi, Pastor Leye Adeboye, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo,Revd. Gbeminiyi Eboda,Dr Israel Kiristilere, Pastor Amos Fenwa, Dr Emmanuel among others.

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According to Veronica Folorunso SIMS, executive producer, “This is probably the first of its kind. We are producing a Christian movie with content everyone can attest to, yet we’re doing it in such a relatable and delectable way.”

Stepping Into Maggie’s Shoe, SIMS, a DEEP THOTS FIILMS in conjunction with Opeyemi Akintunde Productions adapted from its namesake book also authored by Opeyemi Akintunde is directed by David Kola Okeowo, written & produced by Opeyemi Akintunde,D.O.P is Angel Alake,Light Designer is Sola Texas Eleazu,Sound Designer is Kafari Kadzai,Continuity is Seun Oni and Executive Producer is the hardworking Veronica Folorunso.

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SIMS is a love story that deals with most of the issues in the body of Christ, which aims to correct,heal,restore,direct and hopefully speak the mind of Christ to the church. It boasts an impressive cast that includes veteran actress Liz Aweye(formerly Benson), Euchariah Anunobi, Femi Jacobs, Opeyemi Akintunde, Veronica Folorunso, Mike Abdul and many more.
Virtually all the G.O and Senior Pastors of Nigerian churches were invited and those who could not make it were ably represented.

The concert featured top artists who lit up the stage vis Beejay Sax, DVG, Nonso, Bidemi Olaoba, Tope Alabi, Beulah Acapella and more. Other top showbiz celebs in attendance included Mama Rainbow, Liz Anjorin, Lanre Teriba AKA Atorise,Woli Agba, ID Ogungbe, Kenny Saint Brown and so on.

In her remarks, the producer and writer of the movie said she wants everyone that watched the movie to learn and be touched by the spirit.

Mrs Folorunsho Veronica emphasised why it is important to use three of the seven mountains of societal influence ( Religion, Media and entertainment) to produce good and positive platforms or else we blame ourselves.

She thanked sponsors who supported the project vis Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry (MFM), Esther Ajayi Foundation,Unilever,Coca-Cola,Wema Bank,Belinda Shoes, Marvin Shoes and Bambi Shoes who gave them several Shoes to give out at the Event. Also, Irin Ajo Travels who gave Tickets to London and Dubai for five Lucky guests. Yvonne Travels and the impressive Modern Properties who gave a Plot of Land to be given to a worthy winner.

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Dr Daniel Olukoya of MFM in his speech touched on how the film is not to condemn anyone but like the Prodigal Son we can retrace our steps into the warm embrace of our God as Jesus is waiting eagerly to restore us to the joy of salvation.

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Opeyemi Akintunde,the Producer and writer of SIMs Movie and Book

I am Opeyemi Akintunde, a gospel novelist, I write novel, I am also a faith based film maker, I make faith based film and you can follow me on Facebook and Instagram @opeyemiojerindeakintunde

Q: Can you explain the movie/storyline to prospective viewers?

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Stepping Into Maggie’s Shoe is a love story that teaches us basic things we need to know about Christianity. It is wrapped around the love story that happened in the church. Many wish to be in the pastor’s wife’s shoe but did not know what it was really like.

Q: What do you want the viewers to learn or gain from the movie.

To understand that, don’t wish to be in someone else shoes because you don’t know how it works.

Q: Word to your fans

Wow, to all my fans to all those who are reading my novels, I love you all. Thank you for pushing me into success, you know, when one novel is ended, they have a way of asking me when are we expecting the next?

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Q: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years

Making more movies for God.

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Iya Aladura Worldwide, Esther Ajayi

Q: Kindly introduce.

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My name is Rev. Mother Abimbola Esther Ajayi from Christ Generation Church, Cherubim & Seraphim,where the glory of God showers.

Q: You have a signature natural smile, what is the secret behind it?

The Joy of the Lord is our strength, and is new every morning, every day Lamentation 3:23b.

Remark: We are proud to have a female like you doing so well in the ministry.

Thank you

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Q: What are the challenges you face as a white garment member and wearing your garment wherever you go?

It makes me feel as if they don’t know Jesus.John 3:16 says,for God so loved the world and He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life, Christianity is all about love,1st Corinthians 12 says,I don’t want you to be an ignorant.The body of Christ is not divided, it is because people are ignorant,that is why they do segregation,you understand what I mean?u.Until when the love of Christ is paramount in people’s heart,that is when they will understand that we are one.

Q: How do you relax?

Ha! I do relax o. I love exercise a lot,I do yoga,I love swimming,I just do my thing for Jesus.

Q: What can you say about the organisers of SiMs?

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Yes, It was Mrs Folorunso Veronica that came to me,I could feel the positive energy coming from her and if anything like this comes my way,I don’t relegate them.

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Liz Benson- Ameye

Q: Can you tell us your role in the movie?

I played the role of Mimi,Happy’s mum in the movie, stepping Into Maggie’s Shoe. Outside being an actor, I see the story line in the movie as a message of salvation as God was able to use Happy to bring the man of God, her husband back on track.

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Q: You have been in the Industry for decades now,what is the secret of your good looks?

Nothing else but God,the air that we breath, everything we own is all about God,I have nothing to say than to say it is only God,I can’t lay claim to nothing but God.

Q: What do you want viewers to learn in the movie?

The movie is about salvation,Jesus is the way,we are the light of the world and as children of God,being the salt of the earth by accepting Jesus and giving our lives to God,we need to show the light in our life which is what the movie, Stepping Into Maggie’s Shoe is all about

Q: A message for your fans.

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I love my fans so much and pray God’s blessing upon them,God’s will in their lives also as they step into their purpose of God’s will.

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Mosun Filani blows hot, says she’s about to lose it

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Nollywood actress Mosun Filani Oduoye has hinted at causing havoc on social media.

The Yoruba actress, who always stays out of controversy, took to her Instagram page to vent out.

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Mosun Filani noted how she doesn’t look for trouble and is a peaceful person.

She added that she was about to loose her peace if the issue wasn’t addressed.

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“Everyone knows am a peaceful person and I don’t go looking for trouble…. But pls can English tell us why there is letter D in Fridge and there is no letter D in refrigerator….. bcos am about to loose my peace.

Our English Teachers/Lecturers come and defend ur career o…cos am about to cause trouble”.

Recall that Mosun Filani slammed those who didn’t support her when she was getting bodyshammed for being fat.

The actress who now claimed to be slim took to social media with claims that people were saying that they preferred her chubby look than her slimness now.

Mosun Filani wrote:

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“Flash back to this look. You all got used to my fat/chubby looks. Give it time, u will also get used to my trimmed looks again. You all didn’t use this same energy to always come to my defense “all those times I was being called fat and shapeless….. Now that I shocked u with my slim looks. Now you are quick to say we prefer ur chubby looks.
Chubby looks koor…. Orobo looks nii.
Awon alabosiaun gbogbo. You all are not ready walahi
If I hear pim…. Ijoba blocking”.

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Rita Dominic allegedly debunks reports she gave birth to twins

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Veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic, has debunked reports that she welcomed a set of twins with her husband.

Reports made the rounds on Wednesday that the Nollywood star who tied the knot with her husband, Fidelis Anosike, a few months ago, welcomed a set of twins.

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Reacting to the report, many social media users trooped to the actress’ social media pages to express their immense joy and congratulate the couple.

However, in an apparent reaction, Rita Dominic took to her official Twitter handle to affirm that the claim was false.

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Taking to her Twitter handle on Wednesday night, she shared a GIF displaying a surprised look while reading through a publication with the headline, “FAKE NEWS.”

See her post below,

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Lancelot Imaseun makes powerful cinema return with Gbege

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The audacious movie producer and actor, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, has made a big comeback to the cinema with the release of Gbege.

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Known for his love for cultural preservation and projection in his works, Imaseun was able to creatively infuse tradition in his new film that would be released on October 7, 2022 in cinemas near you.

Gbege is a story of a troubled man, whose father died while he’s serving a life imprisonment. All he wants is a chance of release to perform his father’s burial rite, but the law is no respecter of tradition.

According to the award winning producer and master storyteller, the twists in the storyline are so captivating, moviegoers are assured a worthy time at the cinemas.

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Gbege parades some top Nigerian thespians like Jide Kosoko, Ebele Okaro, Sam Dede, Mercy Aigbe and Ini Edo.

Others include Zubby, Sanni Muaizu, Charles Inojie, Harry B, Broda Shaggi, Nosa Rex, Junior Pope, Angela Equeavoen and so on.

Imaseun, who also doubles as a director, has worked in the film industry since 1995 and his films feature unexplored aspects of the African experience including tribalism, witchcraft, crime, poverty, religion, and folk beliefs.

In 2008 a Canadian documentary Nollywood Babylon co-directed by Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal, and produced by AM Pictures and the National Film Board of Canada in association with the Documentary Channel, followed Imasuen while he was shooting his 157th film Bent Arrows.

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