Not even the darkness of the night could hinder the successful gathering of stars that produced the LIGHT that lit up the dark. It was indeed HUGE Light in the dark at Silverbird galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos when on the 20th of January 2018 stars and movie lovers gathered to premiere Ekene Som Mekwunye’s movie Light in the Dark.

Lighting up the night were Ngozi Nwozu, Saidi Balogun, Kiki Omeili, Doddy Abili  and a host of others. The expectations were high as people really wanted to see what the concept of light that overarches the movie is all about. Udoka expected “to be entertained, to be moved emotionally.”  Adebayo expected to see a blockbuster.



For Ngozi Nwozu, the movie is “entertaining, refreshing and good for the soul…there is light at the end of every dark tunnel.”

Kiki omeili who plays Hauwa is of the view that, “the director did a fantastic job interpreting the script to film. I love the score, I love the cinematography. The actors did a brilliant job. Rita Dominic in particular was fantastic. It’s a very good film. It has a lot of lessons.”


Saidi Balogun who plays Kay in the movie describes his character in the movie thus, “Nice, quiet, good but deadly.” What a description!









Margaret, a movie lover has this to say, “I enjoyed the movie. It was something that was different. I like the fact that at the end of it all they accepted fate. It helped them build their strength. It had some parts where it was so touching. I got emotional. The wow moment for me was when the man tore the doctor’s report.”

Nneka, an interior designer, loves the story line and the fact that it helps the family. “The big moment for me was when I realized her problems came from her best friend. It was really a big lesson for me.”

Chidera Ifechukwu, a student of the movie director shared her views with much excitement, “ I really enjoyed the storyline. I was surprised at the way the actors brought out the characters. The cinematography and everything was fantastic. What really caught my attention was the way Rita Dominic was able to bring out the feelings of someone that has gone through the trauma of being raped.”

Tomiwa, banker said of the movie, “It was awesome. I practically cried all through. Yeah I did shed love tears. It’s a very touching movie.”

The positive reviews were overwhelming. The only thing you can do is grab your ticket and see it for yourself when it hits the cinemas on the 25th of January 2018.

“Light in the dark” is distributed in West Africa by Silverbird Film Distribution.


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