On Sunday 8th of February, David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo will Grace the Red Carpets of the Lagos Premiere of the award winning movie, Selma at the Rock Cathedral, Lekki Lagos. The Movie, Co produced by Oprah Winfrey who also starred in the film will be premiering in Africa for the first time at the Rock Cathedral, Lagos, Nigeria. The Event as many speculate, will serve as a homecoming gala for both stars who share Nigerian origin. David’s parents are Nigerians who live in the UK while Carmen is born to a Nigerian Father and a Scottish mother both of UK Nationality as well.
The Lagos premiere is Hosted by the Rock Foundation of the House on The Rock Church and the United States High Commission in Nigeria.
In a statement, the senior pastor of House on the Rock church, Paul Adefarasin said “Peace and harmony is important to us all. Regardless of our ethnicity, religion or political persuasion, our country Nigeria must remain united and peaceful. This is why House on The Rock Church, positioned as a centre for Social Justice and Equity has decided to bring people from various classes in the Nigerian society together for a remarkable event where we can all stand united for peace at a time like this. We also seek to remind individuals with the Selma movie premiere event that regardless of any differences or grievances we may have, violence is not the answer, thus non-violence must continually be our stance.”
Adefarasin further stated the need for the Church to be the voice of reason promoting non-violence in the times leading to elections and beyond stressing that ‘’the pulpit of God is not for partisan politics but for promoting the Kingdom of God” Among Oyelowo’s co-stars in the movie are Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Wendell Pierce, and as Coretta Scott King, Carmen Ejogo.
According to sources, The Lagos Premiere promises to Host Nigeria's Top Actors and Actresses from Nollywood, Top Music stars and A-List Celebrities from the Social, Media and Fashion scenes in Nigeria. The Red Carpet starts by 5pm on Sunday 8th February 2015
Tickets to the premiere are Free but registration is required at www.afritickets.com/selma