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David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, "Selma" cast to visit Nigeria

David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, "Selma" cast to visit Nigeria

The stars of Oscar nominated film "Selma", which include David Oyelowo, and Carmen Ejogo, are planning a visit to Nigeria soon. (continues below... )

The crew have reportedly been invited by House on the Rock Pastor, Paul Adefarasin. According to Pastor Paul, the movie will also be premiering in the church - free of charge - to all who attend, in order to preach the wisdom of non-violence. This is ahead of Nigeria's upcoming elections which according to him, should not be a "do or die" affair.

It's not yet known the date, the total cast members that will visit, nor whether they will have other missions in the country, but we will post updates as they are available.

This is surely a much needed, and timely move by the Church, and the film crew, and we hope that their message of peace is delivered.

Selma, is a powerful, change provoking American history drama, based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches, led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis.

David Oyelowo who plays Dr. Martin Luther King in the flick, is a celebrated British actor of Nigerian decent who over the years, is growing to institutional status in Hollywood. Before Selma, he was known for his blockbuster roles in "Spooks", "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", "The Butler", "Interstellar", among several others.

Also on the Selma train, playing the role of Martin Luther King's wife, is Scottish - Nigerian actress Carmen Ejogo, whose popular movies include: "Boycott", "Sparkle", "An American Scandal" among others.

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