To chart a new course, CHATROOM, a movie themed around abuse against women and produced by Maysquare studios and Adesuwa Onyenokwe, founder of TW Media was unveiled by a significant event at the Silverbird Galleria.
Speaking at the launch, the wife of the governor of Ekiti State, founder of the African Women’s Development Fund and women’s rights activist, Erelu Bisi Fayemi stressed that the message was timely and that there was no better time for the production of the movie giving her commitment to support the project.
Also speaking at the event, the founder of WFM, Toun Okewale shared a real life experience and passionately expressed her support for the project while calling on attendees to also support the film and what it stands for.
The producers of the movie, Peju Fadirepo and Adesuwa Onyenokwe noted that the project was not just a movie but a movement adding that the film will be extremely entertaining and hilarious without losing its salient and timely message.
To celebrate international women’s day, the Deputy British High Commissioner, Harriet Thompson, hosted guests to an exclusive screening of the movie, CHATROOM, produced by Peju Ibekwe. Members of the press, cast and professional organizations had the pleasure of viewing the movie as it debuted for the first time at the residence of the Deputy British High Commissioner, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The Movie, CHATROOM, is an inspiring story of hope and triumph; set against the backdrop of an original TV Dance reality show. It tells the story of a young girl, Ebiere who enters a TV reality show contest to escape the haunting ghost of her past and her present deprivation. However, an incident in the house forces her to go back to the past she had tried to forget and further reveal a disturbing secret that would throw the entire nation into shock.
The hilarious experiences in the house turn the table in an unexpected way bound to keep audiences in stitches and at the edges of their chairs at the same time.
Adesuwa Onyenokwe, veteran broadcaster and the publisher of Today’s Woman magazine is the movie’s associate producer while it was directed by Chike Ibekwe whose first film, Eternal, won the Ecrans D’or.
CHATROOM was screened in commemoration of the international women’s day 2020 (#IWD2020). The movie started conversations on Gender-based violence against women and the need to eradicate the silence culture when speaking up would start the healing process.
The private screening was attended by delegates from the United Nations Women, the Institute of Councilors, The Education Partnership Centre, the Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation, Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Sterling Bank amongst others. Other attendees included international award-winning musician and actress who also starred in the movie, Omawumi Megbele, award-winning actor, Odunlade Adekola, Israeli singer, dancer and actress, Ronya Man, Canadian trained actor, and singer, Nengi Adoki and award-winning musician, Waje.