Cyberbullying is a major theme of ‘Bad Comments’, a movie produced by Jim Iyke which premiered at Genesis Cinemas, Ceddi Plaza, Abuja over the weekend.
There was a massive turn out and tickets sold out almost shortly after the ticket desk opened.
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Some even stood in the hall, while some sat on the staircase to see the movie.
The movie was directed by Moses Inwang and features Jim Iyke, Ini Edo, Osas Ighodaro, Chiwetalu Agu, Sharon Ooja, Ayo Makun, Yemi Blaq, Real Warri Pikin, among others.
According to Jim Iyke, the movie aims to combat cyberbullying in the country.
Jim Iyke said: “Between the ages of 15 and 19 are the most susceptible to suicide and 77% of those are prevalent in the middle class, lower class societies, that’s mainly the larger population.
“But we don’t talk about these things well enough because anytime you speak about your mental health, you are deemed weak. This is the movie to create, this is the time.
“Our government just banned one of the major platforms and our millennials said enough is enough and spoke for themselves. They demanded their fundamental rights, they wanted to be heard.
“What necessitated that action is the social media space.
“So there is untold blessings, untold empowerment, but there’s also untold tragedy therein, and that is what the movie aims to project.”
Members of the cast and crew as well as celebrities, influencers and media personalities were in attendance to show support to Jim Iyke. They include Moses Inwang, Osas Ighodaro, Young John, Nas boy, Amazing Klef, Josh2Funny, ChuksDGeneral and Peerayce.