For people who know Dr. Daniel Olukoya, General Overseer Of Moutain Of Fire And Miracles Ministries (MFM), they know he is not an outgoing pastor. He hardly attends parties, not to say movie premieres.
But for the premiere of Stepping Into Maggie’s Shoes (SIMS) at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, last Saturday, the first class graduate of University Of Lagos (UNILAG) made an exception and he enjoyed himself. He was escorted to the event by his wife, Folashade Olukoya.
Apart from the premiere, there was also a live concert simultaneously where guests were treated to the best of gospel music and ministrations from top-notch gospel artistes.
Other known faces sighted at the event were Mike Abdul, Femi Jacobs, Eucharia Anunobi, Liz Ameye, Woli Agba, Tope Alabi, Iya Adura Esther Ajayi, Tonye Cole, Bidemi Olaoba, Beejay Sax and Nosa.
The movie is produced by Veronica Folorunso while Opeyemi Akintunde told the story.
Speaking on the movie, Folorunso couldn’t hold her joy, saying, “This is probably the first of its kind. We are producing a Christian movie with content everyone can attest to, yet we’re doing it in such a relatable way. The most impressive thing is that all the leaders of churches came out to support this, and we couldn’t have had a better outing with all the bodies of Christ together. There’s nobody in Christendom that we invited that was not here today and we have had up to 15 churches asking for the film to be shown to their members. We didn’t expect the turnout; we just wanted to do ours for Christ and Christ blew it up for us.”
Veteran actress, Eucharia Aniunobi, who played a role in the movie, said, “the most important lesson the movie teaches is that you must not be greedy. You will have to watch the film to understand.”
SIMS passionately tells the story of a young wealthy pastor, who is desired by single ladies in his congregation. The sudden loss of his wife to suicide opens the doors to a new wife, many other sins, new challenges and a ministry in disarray. No one is left out of the charade of shame and greed as the characters in the movie mirror real-life situations.
The movie also talks about greed and covetousness while portraying the path of goodness that brings salvation.