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Happy Independence! Celebrate your Heroes Today with the #APlaceInTheStars Campaign | Watch Segun Arinze Nominate



One of the most highly anticipated feature films, “A Place in the Stars” has launched a social media campaign to commemorate Nigeria’s Independence Day but more importantly to celebrate the many sung/unsung heroes who in the face of adversity continue to channel the right path.

The film, directed by Steve Gukas, was inspired by the late Dora Akunyili (Former DG, NAFDAC) and is a riveting account of drug trafficking; it focuses on how fake and adulterated medical drugs are being traded for billions of dollars.

Over the next couple of weeks, celebrities and the film stars will tell us who they think has earned their place in the stars. Watch Nollywood veteran, Segun Arinze nominate above.

To be part of the campaign, simply follow these steps:
1. Write ‘THE NAME’ of your choice followed by #APlaceInTheStars
2. Take a picture and upload on Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook and remember to include @aplaceinthestars

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Be creative! The entries with the most unique nominations stand a chance of winning tickets to the film’s Grand Premiere in Lagos on Friday 7th November 2014.

For more information about A Place in the Stars, visit
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  1. bruno

    October 1, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Copy copy copy, there’s a an american movie called the fault in our stars (sounds familiar). No originality. Secondly, its not even up to 6 months since prof. Dora (RIP) died, so why are the making a movie inspired by her, I remember seeing a nollywood movie poster about ALUU 4 when the ALUU 4 gist was hot.and another one bring back our girls movies when the chibok girls news was hot. Nollywood is a shameful place, no respect or integrity. This is another weak promotional strategy, I’m sure the movie is terrible. They are copy the ice bucket challenge, “I nominated you” its doesn’t even make any sense. Nollywood is crap.

    • Detoun

      October 1, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Its obvious you have so much negativity in you. that’s why you choose to see only that in others. Honestly, you really need to let that negative energy go, for yourself. It’s like you didnt even read what the article was about or even listen to what Segun Arinze said because you were in so much of a hurry to criticize. A fault in the stars is completely different from a place in the stars. You can tell that just by the name, a fault in the stars suggest something is wrong in the stars hence the word, “fault”. However, a place in the stars suggests someone is being honoured. I haven’t watched a place in the stars but I can bet you its nothing like the fault in our stars. And just because Dr. Adadevoh died six months ago doest mean she shouldn’t be honoured. Secondly, i can bet you the film has nothing to do with Dr. Adadevoh. Segun Arinze didn’t say the movie is inspired by her. He only said he is nominating her for the #aplaceinthestars campaign. Its people like you who stop Nigeria from progressing. Nollywood is improving. STOP comparing them to Hollywood.”A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” Let Nollywood bloom and stop the comparison. Hollywood has existed long before Nollywood. It took a gradual process for Nollywood to become who they are today. Let Nollywood make that process as well. Nollywood is currently better than it was 10 years ago and that’s an accomplishment! Dont knock them down before they even get up. Lets all learn to support each other. That’s the only way Nigeria can get better. The leaders aren’t great and we all know that but, we as a people can be great and we should let our greatness inspire our leaders. A government is reflective of its people. Happy independence day Nigeria.

      Live and let live.

    • Detoun

      October 1, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      *****It took a gradual process for Nollywood to become who they are today. Let Nollywood make that process as well.*****

  2. funbaby

    October 1, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    good concept but the shooting of the this video clip sha, ahan the camera was too close to segun’s face, couldn’t even concentrate on what he is saying again.

  3. e-bukun

    October 1, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I’m sorry I couldn’t concentrate. That camera so close to his face…and his teeth. Ugh! Can’t.

  4. kiki

    October 1, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    @Bruno don’t say what you really don’t know. People like you have issues and that’s why Nigeria can’t move forward. Everyone copies things so why are you bothered about this? i’m pretty sure you copy peoples looks etc. however, the movie is great my dear! support nollywood! i’m sure if something good comes out of this you will be proud to be Nigerian. I’m sure you don’t have the time to watch the movie trailer but I assure you the Nollywood industry is getting there and this film can be compared to the likes of Half of a Yellow Sun, October 1st and to be honest I believe it would be better.
    Its independence day don’t bring your negativity here save it for another day.

  5. Jasmine

    October 1, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Bruno, you need to hide your ignorance. People like you hardly see any good in others. For your information, A Place In The Stars was shot over 5 years ago way before the before the movie you mentioned was even released. Sit down!

  6. @edDREAMZ

    October 1, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    This is really great, kudos to them…

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