Why is there so much violence where love is obtainable? Does the husband have monopoly of violence in the home? Who suffers the most from all the violence? These were the outlined questions that defined ‘Damage’ a new movie by Nollywood sultry actress and producer Uche Jombo, which addresses societal ills to its roots without losing its cue for entertainment.
All set to be premiered on July 31st, 2011 at the Silverbird Galleria in Lagos, ‘Damage’ features Nollywood finest, Uche Jombo, Kalu Ikeagwu, Tonto Dikeh, Basorge Tariah Jr and others.
The thrilling movie ‘Damage’, tells the story of love and the pain of domestic violence with a style that projects the subject as one that has not been threaded before in a movie. A man (Kalu Ikeagwu) and his wife (Uche Jombo) love each other immensely yet their day to day life can only be described as a ‘cat and mouse’ situation. They fight violently almost on a daily basis and one of the long run effects of their fights is the psychological torture their children had to go through.
Talks have it that the premiere is going to be another Nollywood grand affair as all the Nollywood stakeholders have been invited. However, the journey of the movie has not been a short one at all, as its opening scene was accompanied by a Recognition Awards for young Nigerian entertainment brands like MI, AY, AKI and PAWPAW, TUFACE, OUCH, Young Designer Coco Couture, Emem Isong, Funke Akindele, Bellanaija, Ice Prince and others.
Beyond ‘Damge’, the story extends to ‘My life my Damage’ and ‘My Country their Damage’ altogether known as the Damage movies; making it a collection of three distinct but interwoven stories, aimed at advocacy for social issues. Each story addresses important problems affecting individuals, families and societies at large.
Speaking on the movie Uche Jombo said, ‘The Damage movies are unique and stands to correct societal ills, but beyond the storyline and qualitative nature of the movies, I am of the opinion that I am a Nigerian brand, and anything I do, represents Nigeria in one way or the other, so I cannot afford to compromise the ideal standard of a movie while hiding under the ‘anything goes’ guise. We had the best of hands from the cast to the crew and the result is highly encouraging’.