Proceeds of “Last Flight to Abuja” to go to Dana Air victims

The movie is to be released on DVD May 20.

Basking on its success at the cinema, coupled with an award for “best film by an African Abroad” at AMAA 2013 in Bayelsa, popular movie on air safety, “Last Flight To Abuja”, has revealed plans to avail half of the proceeds from box office takings to the victims of Dana air crash, to mark the first anniversary of the accident which claimed over 150 lives.

The movie, which made N8.5m in a week at the box office, casts top Nollywood stars like Omotola Jolade Ekehinde, Jim Iyke, Hakeem Kae Kazim, Uche Odoputa, Franca Brown, Jide Kososo and Uru Eke.

Obi Emelonye, producer and director of the flick, said; “I wanted to make a film about a subject matter that I have been very passionate about. I never wanted to make an issue based film. But when the crash of June 3, 2012 happened only five days to our London premiere, I became involved.”

He said although not planned for, the message of the film became that of hope that with right planning and quality training in the aviation sector, accidents can be avoided.

“After watching the film, I want people to leave with a sense of optimism that not all plane accidents end up in disaster. Travel by air is the safest mode in Nigeria and everywhere in the world,” he said.


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