The film trailer for “Oloibiri” was the first film trailer to get me excited in 2016. The trailer was different, it was fresh, action filled and it looked like a trailer that did not struggle to compile the film’s juiciest parts to gain the viewer’s excitement. It was relaxing watching it several times on Africa Magic. It was top 3 on my list and like the trailer promised, “Olobiri” delivered action but also education.
It is no secret that oil has been a curse and a blessing to Nigerians. It has provided a lot of wealth as it has provided poverty. 2016 has been the year where conversations on oil- what it means to us, why we depend on it and if we, as Nigerians can do without it thrived. It was interesting to read articles on the issue, it dominated the Newspapers. It is special to see this conversation through the art form we enjoy the most -film. 2016 has also been the year some of us have discussed the issues that have affected the oil producing states. What is the life of the people like? Riding on the themes of exploitation, ignorance, prejudice and hope, “Oloibiri” takes us back in time and allows us the opportunity to learn about the village where oil was first discovered in Nigeria.
Boma a.k.a Gunpowder played by Richard Mofe Damijo is a first class University graduate of Geology who refuses to work with an oil company because they have infiltrated and destroyed ... Read Full Review