A TV Network targeting Africans in the Diaspora, Dias TV launched yesterday in Atlanta. Dias TV aims to “celebrate diversity in the Diaspora” and launched during the premiere for one of its movies, The Domino Effect.
“We are challenged with barriers in breaking into mainstream film or stage because of our uniqueness; yet it is our uniqueness that makes us stand out, proud and tall above many,” wrote Eve Otaigbe, creator of The Domino Effect and CEO of Afrimedia Entertainment, in a statement. “We are not Hollywood or Bollywood or Nollywood. We are Diaswood. And we intend to create our own industry,” she said.
The movie, The Domino Effect introduced the audience to Nigerian cinema. Written and created by Eve Otaigbe, the movie was heavy in religious themes and delved into a wide range of societal issues.
“This is not a movie you see once,” said Nickie Mckenzie, one of the movie’s stars. “You will want to see it again and again,” she said.
“It teaches you what to keep your focus on, what is most important to you. Family. God. So that you don’t get distracted by things going on around you, so that is what you expect to get from The Domino Effect,” she said about the movie. “Also, what affects one person affects everybody. It is the domino effect. You need to be careful about what you do and what you say because it can come back to haunt you. Focus on God and once you do that, it’ll be alright.”