Coming from the stable of Blue Pictures, a new movie Queen of Katwe, has been premiered in Nigeria. The movie is expected to hit the cinemas across Nigeria today Friday 14, 2016.
The movie has been adjudged as one of the few movies from Hollywood with positive messages about Africa.
Queen of Katwe, a Disney movie featuring Lupita Nyong and David Oyelowo, both of African descent was premiered to select audience comprising of 125 pupils from Radiant college, Emmanuel college, corona schools, Tenny college & victorious college.
The premiere was made possible by a leading movie distributor, Blue Pictures, representing Crimson Multimedia in Nigeria.
Queen of Katwe talks about living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende’s guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.
According to Joy Illibeno, CEO of Blue Pictures, Queen of Katwe is a movie made to portray the many positive things in Africa. ‘Queen of Katwe is your typical slumdog millionaire story but written and directed by a Ugandan. It emphasizes the need for self belief and achieving one’s life goals amidst all odds.’