Olu Jacobs confidently spoke about the quality of the movie "Oloibiri," which is based on true life events.
The much-anticipated movie premiered on Thursday, October 21, 2016, at Shell Nigeria Hall, MUSON Center, 8/9 Marina, Onikan, Lagos.
Speaking about how proud he is to be a part of the production, Olu Jacobs who played Elder Timipre in the movie said, "This movie can stand with any movie, anywhere, anytime in the world."
Also speaking at the premiere, Former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku said, "I believe that our Federal Government and indeed the State Government, should sit to address these challenges by understanding the basics and root causes."
According to Former Head of State, Gen. and Mrs Yakubu Gowon, the movie "Oloibiri" represents the feeling and plight of every other degraded oil mining community.
“I move as a former head of state to offer the nation’s profound regrets and my personal apology to the good people of Oloibiri with the prayers to the present and future government at all levels in the land to work towards redressing the wrongs of the past to these people," said Yakubu.
“I also request the people of Oloibiri to forgive the oversight and mistakes of the government and the corporate government of Nigeria," he added.
Oloibiri is a historic town to the oil and gas industry in Nigeria where the country's first commercial oil discovery was made by Shell Darcy in June 1956.
60 years after the discovery of oil in "Oloibiri," the community is currently an eye sore, with nothing to show for its significant role in Nigeria's oil business.
The action thriller stars Olu Jacobs, Richard Mofe Damijo, William R. Moses, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Ivie Okujaye, Ifeanyi Williams, Daniel K Daniel, Wale Adebayo among other talented actors.
Produced by Rogers Ofime and directed by Curtis Graham, "Oloibiri" is currently showing in various cinemas nationwide.