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BN Exclusive: Stella Damasus, Omoni Oboli, Genevieve Nnaji & Cobhams Asuquo at the Lagos Premiere of “Bent Arrows”



Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen and Isang Ubong-Awah‘s movie “Bent Arrows” premiered in various states around the country in 2010; The movie is finally hitting the big screen in 2011 and to celebrate that fete, the red carpet was rolled out at the Silverbird Cinemas in Lagos on the 14th of April 2011.

The guest list included the stars of the movie; Stella Damasus and Omoni Oboli alongside Nollywood star Genevieve Nnaji and Musician/Actress, Ashionye Ugboh-Raccah who made her first major red carpet appearance since the birth of her first child a few months ago.

According to the official press release;

Bent Arrows’ storylines weave together to illuminate the human consequences of sexual abuse, betrayal, undue parental control and the male child syndrome on both the society, and specifically, on young girls.

For the first time in the history of movie making in Nigeria an independent soundtrack album was produced for a movie. The “Bent Arrow” soundtrack album was produced by Nigeria’s foremost music producer, Cobhams Asuquo with different genres of music and features notable Nigerian singers like Styl Plus, the Rooftop MCs, Nikki Laoye, Stella Damasus and many more music stars.

The cast of “Bent Arrows” include notable actors including Olu Jacobs, Stella Damasus, Omoni Oboli, Desmond Elliot, Joke Silva, Ngozi Ezeonu and Enebeli Elebuwa. The movie was written and produced by Isang Ubong-Awah and directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen. “Bent Arrows” will open on the 22nd of April 2011 in cinemas nationwide.


Stella Damasus

Ashionye Ugboh-Raccah

Emem Isong

Ojuola & Cobhams Asuquo

Omoni Oboli

Genevieve Nnaji

Stella Damasus, Lancelot Imasuen & Genevieve Nnaji

Yvonne Vixen Ekwere

Genevieve Nnaji, Isang Ubong-Awah & Stella Damasus

Chelsea Ezerioha

Isang Ubong-Awah, Producer - Bent Arrows

Nikki Laoye

Yvonne Ekwere & Nikki Laoye

Timeyin Bob-Egbe, Nifemi & Olamidun Laniyan


Dayo Benjamin-Laniyi

Pat & Ifeoma Utomi

Trailer for “Bent Arrows”

Video from the Soundtrack of “Bent Arrows”

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi


  1. CHickalaka

    April 17, 2011 at 1:46 am


  2. Janice

    April 17, 2011 at 1:50 am

    This is the first time I have totally disliked something genny is wearing! Her makeup is nice though! Yvonne Ekwere looks good! Stella…that jumpsuit does nothing for your figure! Omoni’s shoes are a shambles!

    • Janice

      April 17, 2011 at 1:52 am

      Stella’s dress*

    • mii

      April 18, 2011 at 8:14 am

      hen?! gene is gorgeous in whatever she puts on abeg…i saw her picture and i glowed :*

    • Atoke

      April 18, 2011 at 9:19 am

      K-Leg this English get!!! **MasterYodaVoice**

  3. Babe

    April 17, 2011 at 2:03 am

    My friends Ummi and Sylvya Oluchy!!!! Yay


    April 17, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Needs More exciting trailer! Kinda boringgggggg

  5. Anya

    April 17, 2011 at 2:05 am

    This event looks nice. As for the movie, they spelt Stella Damascus’ name wrong at the end of the trailer

    • Novi

      April 17, 2011 at 3:34 am

      HER name is Damasus not Damascus so they r right

  6. anon

    April 17, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Awww, I smile everytime i see the Cobhams. The woman is a natural beauty.

  7. isaw

    April 17, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Uncle Mofeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  8. Dolly

    April 17, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Did Genevieve really wear this to the premiere or she changed into this secretary get-up at the occassion for some stage play?

    • Miss Face

      April 17, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      Secretary get-up? More like beach get-up to me (minus the cardigan)*shrugs*

  9. Myne Whitman

    April 17, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Interesting trailer and pictures too.

  10. Cyndi

    April 17, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Nice pictures. Almost everyone looked nice. Stella gained weight and Genny looks pretty as usual.

  11. anne

    April 17, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Please what is Genevieve wearing?looks like a nighty !!! That’s a big No No for me.what ????she’s got a great figure she shouldn’t hide it in those oversized clothes,am not saying she should expose her body,but just better fitting clothes.

    • Busybee

      April 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      I love what genny is wearing! she mustnt look like a tramp to make a statement, sometimes you just want to look like the innocent girl next door, even at most lightened place!….less is more please. I just think Aunty Emem could have used a bolero to conceal that fatty arm….but she also looks good though

    • Femiluv

      April 26, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      I know!! It’s such a cute girl next door look. I love it!

  12. julit

    April 17, 2011 at 6:24 am

    *clear throat and cracks knuckle*
    Geez! Omoni are u serious? What the hell do u always have on? Spaghetti top and pants or whatever? Pls! Pls!! Pls!!! Stop this rubbish. Its not fair.
    Lancelot see ur coat and SHOESH. I won’t criticise cos u r just a bini man. Bini men love colours especially coloured shoes. And finally, stella ur dress and hair didn’t quite do it 4 me. I’m really disappointed. Gene even u too. In short I’m upset.

  13. Yinka Ogunbajo

    April 17, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Dayo Benjamin (nee Olumide) ??

  14. yehni

    April 17, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I loved genny outfit….but nor her shoes!!!lol!!…..for me the best dressed is the producer Isang Ibong…simple but classy

    • fm

      April 19, 2011 at 12:35 pm

      i tell u..shes a mother of 3 n still looks dat gud..i’m jolox!!

  15. Much

    April 17, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I love what Genny is wearing. Class and style all together. Well done girl.

  16. sharon

    April 17, 2011 at 10:01 am

    i love wat Genny is wearing,

  17. partyrider

    April 17, 2011 at 11:16 am

    oboni hell NO..i actually like wat genny is wearing oh and i luv dat smile 🙂

  18. ihy

    April 17, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Omoni needs a stylist ASAP.

  19. partyrider

    April 17, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    just listened to d sound track..stella really did a good job.impressive…safe to say shes the only one in nollywood who can actually sing among all dose dat decided to go into music..

  20. adder

    April 17, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Gene’s outfit is very in. She doesn’t need to wear curve-accentuating outfits all the time to show she’s got style. Yvonne, you impress me!

  21. Chichi.

    April 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    This soundtrack has got me!

  22. dahmola

    April 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    is omoni wearing Hipsters …. i tink i just died.. roflmaooo

    • eye-TEE-kay

      April 17, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      looool… when last did i hear/see that word?!


    April 17, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Omoni….smh, she seems to always be a “FLOP” on the red carpet. the outfit stella is wearing is unflattering, the hair is barely working either. Genny looks okay, but it looks like something you wear to a daytime event or to the park! lol
    Emem Isong, so wrong.
    only the producer really stood out to me, she looks nice. everyone else was either just there or “bleh”….
    as for the movie itself, seems like a typical Nollywood movie, so why would i need to see it in theaters?

    • Miss-cRaZy

      April 19, 2011 at 9:58 pm

      HAHAHA…..Naija movies in theaters?? since when? ds peeps got jokes….Lol

  24. !!!

    April 17, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    first to have an independent soundtrack produced???! Eji owuro I think was first and there have been many others.

    • Temmy

      April 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      I agree with you, Bella Nija got it totally wrong, can you remember Onome? how about Demilade by laide bakare (recent, sound track by Akeem the Dream), Maa Mi (Dear Mother or something like that) written and produced by OGD, just to mention a few. Most traditional Yoruba films have their own independent soundtrack.

  25. just me

    April 17, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I love Ashionye and Stella.

  26. Anne

    April 17, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    As for omoni oboli’s outfit,am short of words.smh.shes slim and pretty,why does she dress so shabily?

  27. Chipmunk

    April 17, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Looking forward to watching it. However, it’s not the first time a nolly flick has an original sdtrk. Films like “Out of bounds” did that in the 90s and I’m sure before then and after there have been a few movies with that.

  28. ciaisi

    April 17, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    jenny, looks okay…could hav done better rly…i guess evn fashion divas lyk her can be allowed to gt away wit fashion faux pas sometimes! yvonne is rocking dat blazer, heart it times three <3<3<3 ;D.
    stella damasus……NO! i'm sry d halter isn't doin it for u
    omoni, i rly dnt kno who let u step out of d house in dat outfit, bt if it was ur stylist…FIRE HER!

  29. eye-TEE-kay

    April 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    are you kidding? Genny looks good!
    omoni, on the other hand, needs work

  30. eye-TEE-kay

    April 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    oh ashionye looks good too… very decent

  31. tahiry

    April 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    CHEALSEA EZE is one very pretty girl…She definitely has the potential to be one of the top female actresses….they need to give her more roles!!!

  32. Olasumbo

    April 17, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Nice dress sense in todays Nigerian showbiz culture.

  33. Pastor flex

    April 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I love wat Nikki Laoye and Ashionye are wearing, really elegant and simple. Vixen (Yvonne) looks great as well. 2 thumbs up Nikki/Ashionye

  34. asanwam

    April 17, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Stella can do no wrong in my eyes, absolutely stunning diva

    • joyce indiegu arigi

      April 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm

      thats so true..she is one pretty woman..and the soundtrack is hilarious.the lady can actually sing so well! she got it

  35. Ready

    April 17, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Silverbird really needs to get a bigger cinema; the current one has only about 5 screening rooms, and there’s barely enough space to wait around before movies start, talk more of hosting a movie premiere there.
    I guess Prof. Utomi can start partying already…we all know he’s not going to be our next president despite his remarkable smarts…maybe in 2015. Also, Mrs. Damasus–something, you’re usually gorgeous but that ensemble is fugly.


      April 18, 2011 at 1:05 am

      lol at “Something”….. you mean “Nzeribe” hahaha

  36. Bukky

    April 18, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Lmao why did Genny throw on a blazer/cardy on her beach cover up?

  37. joy

    April 18, 2011 at 1:18 am

    On a serz note,iwore wat stella is wearin last fri2buy groceriz!dis is a premiere!geneviv wat ru wearin??stella wats on ur head?cobhams wats on ur leg?old fashiond plz..onli yvonne did it4mi

  38. Wendy

    April 18, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Hmmmph! They all look pretty dodgy…

  39. Dee Gurl

    April 18, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I think Genny deliberately wore that outfit to see what our reactions and comments would be, but i love her anyway, no matter what see puts on. Stella is my girl too but the outfit is not.

    • Atoke

      April 18, 2011 at 11:42 am

      Really? like seriously? Like how important do you guys think your comments are? So she’d dress in a particular way just to see what your reactions and comments will be? Like seriously?? SMH. You need to wake up and smell the coffee. The real world is out there and it is REAL!!!

  40. jaydee

    April 18, 2011 at 11:50 am

    i think dat isang looks really fabulous

  41. eloho

    April 18, 2011 at 11:53 am

    hmmm! don’t think this is the first movie with it’s own produced soundtrack either. The stars did not bring it this time. Chelsea Eze looks fabulous though. I dont like Stella’s hair.

  42. OGE

    April 18, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    stella didnt get it right dis time around. nah nah…., well, gene looks good but i’m not too comfortable with her outfit.

  43. dazzle

    April 18, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I guess they all chose to dress down cos it was on a work day. I love wot the producer is wearing n she’s got a good shape for it.

  44. Naj

    April 18, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    There really is always something going on sha… Genny always stands out…I have 2 give props where they are due, may not b her best outfit but man demma still gonna drool.

  45. haity

    April 18, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Stella’s outfit just didn’t work in any way, wrong on all grounds. As for Genny, she looks really nice, but the outfit is inappropriate. such an outfit is way too casual, and should be worn either to the beach, movies, to get a drink…but very wrong for this occasion. I guess even fashionistas can’t always get it right! Omoni Oboli’s outfit is so disappointing.

  46. Skyblue

    April 18, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I love Genny’s outfit. Casual yes but not to the extent of beach wear. FGS who wears a blazer to the beach?? It was a days’s event and it’s not like she’s in the movie. It’s bad enough she’s in more pictures that the stars themselves and she’s not even dressed up.. imagine?
    Omoni is a disaster I agree. Stella looks good but her arms r a bit too much for this outfit. This Chelsea chick is really pretty. Yvonne, nice. Wrong bag though.

  47. Wiklo

    April 19, 2011 at 5:36 am


  48. Lovinit

    April 19, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I luv Genny any day but her outfit is totally inappropriate. Seems 2 me she wuz jst chillin @home without any intent to attend dz premiere but sum1 came along and coax her into goin. She dint make any effort wotsovr, carried her purple purse and left her house. As 4 Stella, hmmmmmmm Wot’s goin on? Omoni, u r livin below ur fashion potentials, u r pretty and cn do much beta. Plz fix it. Peace….

  49. An observer

    April 19, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Ok., Genevieve Nnaji has a pretty face. She dresses like a white girl. Good or bad? What do you think?

    • partyrider

      April 19, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      please dont start any drama here..kmt

    • An observer

      April 29, 2011 at 9:38 am

      🙂 What does kmt and smh mean? Please would you know? Thank you 🙂

  50. meeee

    April 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Timeyin looks sooo pretty! Lovelyyy shoes

  51. Busybee

    April 19, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I love what genny is wearing! must one look like a tramp to make a statement? sometimes you just want to look like the innocent girl next door, even at the most lightened place/event….less is more , please! I just think Aunty Emem Isong could have used a bolero to conceal that – arm….but she also looks good though


    April 19, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Genny must have given her stylist the day off….

  53. vivi

    April 21, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Genie, u ar awesome. Omoni needs to attend full times course when it comes to fashion, she’s so fake and always under dressed. Love you stella……………

  54. adnyl chicago

    April 22, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    i agree the outfit was not best fitting for the occasion…Genny should have worn dark dark bright any who stella and the hair?? and and far as everybody else ok this was a premiere right?

  55. Temmy

    May 13, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Funny how we quickly forget history, how can the writer say this movie has the first independently produced music sound track in Nigeria? Shola Alynson Obaniyi (I hope the spelling is correct) had her first major commercial success with her debut album -Eji Owuro movie sound track produced independently and distributed independently untill it became popular when the Alaba big boys got in the fray. This is not 50 yrs ago, this happened less than 10 yrs ago. I guess our writers are not really researching before stating in our face that ”this or that is unprecedented in Nigerian history”..Assuming they are our teachers , I would say ” Teacher abeg teach me better thing”………Just saying.

  56. alice

    August 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    smh shaking my head lols

  57. Sylvia

    December 2, 2011 at 10:01 am

    @Temmy…..lwkmd. You r very funny. lolzzzz

  58. Sunshine

    January 9, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    That outfit Genevieve is wearing reminds me of those cotton spandex dresses that were so fashionable for children who grew up in the 80s. What the hell was she thinking!!! I mean style comes back but that outfit is totally not for adults…C’mon!!!

  59. geenarh hally

    February 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    awww see pastor dayo lookin radiant as always.muah plus genny luks gud in anytin.

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