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Shining the Spotlight on Modern-Day Spirituality! Get the Scoop on “God Calling” starring Zainab Balogun, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Nkem Owoh, Onyeka Onwenu

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At a time when the moral and ethical standards of our society are being heavily influenced by entertainment, and we see the Church struggling to be part of the conversation among young people, Heart In Motion (HIM) studios brings an inspirational movie which looks at family and faith through the lens of an unconventional encounter with God in this modern age. 

When Sade, the central character suffers a personal tragedy, she is taken on a journey of self-discovery and faith which transforms the lives all those around her.

God Calling shines a spotlight on modern-day spirituality by imaginatively exploring what it might look like for Abraham or Prophet Elijah to be Nigerian in 2018, and have to contend with disbelief as well as modern-day realities such as smartphones, and social media.

Written and directed by Bodunrin ‘BB’ Sasore, creator of Before 30 and Banana Island Ghost, the film features a stellar cast made up of Zainab Balogun, Karibi Fubara, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Onyeka Onwenu, Nkem Owoh, Tina Mba, Patrick Diabuah, Chidinma Okebalama (Chee), Eku Edewor, and a host of others. 

Speaking on his inspiration for the movie, Sasore stated:

As a filmmaker, I considered how the world is looking to our continent for original stories, and how the Bible is filled with the most original stories that we each experience in our own way every day. It led me to think of how religion would adapt to time and geography, and this is what birthed ‘God Calling’.

I think our film industry has so much potential but lacks the infrastructure and resources to compete globally. I believe the faith-based genre could do for Nollywood what martial arts did for Oriental Asia, or romance did for India.

See photos from the set below:

3 Comments

  1. Cherie

    November 13, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    It is demonstrably untrue that the church is being left out of entertainment or youth culture. Religion is so pervasive in Nigeria there are hardly any Nigerian films or albums that don’t invoke God, faith and belief. In addition, the Christian God is over represented in Nollywood compared to Islam and traditional beliefs because Christians have positioned themselves as the “ hip, good religion”.

    I know BN gotta collect it’s coins, but there is nothing original here.

    • Ovadje

      November 14, 2018 at 2:46 am

      @Cherie, Thank you!! You just saved me a ton of bandwidth.

      Furthermore, given the “moral and ethical standards” of some of these Nigerian churches and pastors, one is not quite sure that is where anyone should be turning to for moral compass.

  2. Ayo

    November 14, 2018 at 4:26 am

    Great to see a movie promoting godly values!
    The Church will keep pressing forward for the good of people and society

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