The premiere of A Taste of Sin, currently Accra’s number 1 movie took place on the 7th of April at Silverbird Cinemas in Accra, and on the 8th of April at the Golden Eagle Cinema, Kumasi.
The movie premiere was a resounding success, with a massive turnout at cinemas, selling out almost all its tickets before the premiere. A Taste of Sin, which tells the story of faith and redemption, was eagerly anticipated by Ghanaian movie lovers and Christians alike.
In attendance were the star-studded cast members; Jackie Appiah, Majid Michel, Roselyn Ngissah, Kalsoume Sinare, James Gardiner, Sonia Ibrahim, Eze One, and Akosua Adjepong. Also in attendance was his eminence the Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams in the company of his wife Rosa Whitaker. The General Manager of Dominion TV together with the producer and director of the movie; Samira Yakubu and Frank Rajah also graced the event.
The red carpet event was a sight to behold, with attendees dressed to impress and eager to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars. The Kumasi turnout for instance was a historic one as fans flocked from all corners of the city, eager to indulge in the presence of their favorite cast.
A Blessing to the Ghanaian Film Community
Akosua Adjepong who plays Majid Michel’s mother in the movie expressed her excitement about the movie and the heartwarming turn-out, especially in Kumasi. “It was a wonderful experience coming to Kumasi and sharing the movie with the Kumasi audience and more is coming their way. People came up and said this was one of the best Christian movies they ever watches”, she said.
Sonia Ibrahim who also plays the critical role of Anita in the movie expressed how wonderful of an experience it was, especially working alongside the Archbishop himself, describing the entire ordeal as a blessing. “I think this is a wonderful experience for all of us. It was a blessing being part of something with an Archbishop. I am hopeful that we see more of this” – Sonia Ibrahim
The attending fans not only took time to watch the movie and interact with their favorite actors but gave their two cents on the movie as well, acknowledging how edifying it had been. Patience; an attendee from Kumasi described how the movie helped her love her husband more and shed light on the importance of staying beside him through thick and thin.
“The movie exceeded my expectations and I am amazed. The message was humbling for me. The message is timely because they brought up issues that we see today and we have learned a lot. As a married woman, I have learned to stand by my husband in times of trouble. I am taking home a really valuable lesson today” said Patience.
Nick, who was also in attendance at Kumasi was particularly amazed by the movie’s thematic representation of faith. The lead character; Pastor Teddy, who was played by James Gardiner was a figure of admiration for Nick. “The faith factor was so important in the movie. Sometimes we go through trials and give up. But this is a man who fought to the end and God saw him through it all. So the faith factor was very strong. These movies empower us as we go about our daily Christian lives. Thumbs up to Dominion TV. We want more and more and more from Dominion TV. – Nick.
Preaching the Gospel through Film Across Africa
The success of Accra’s number-one Christian movie premiere is a testament to the growing appetite for Christian-themed movies in Ghana and across Africa. As more filmmakers explore this genre, we can expect to see more powerful stories of faith and redemption that will inspire and uplift audiences.
“You don’t only have to listen to the gospel through the pulpit. As filmmakers, we preach the gospel through our filmmaking and storytelling. I am happy about this and I believe there is more coming”. These were Jackie Appiah’s words when asked about whether the Ghanaian community should expect more, especially those within the Christian faith.
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams who made a cameo appearance in the movie expressed being immensely moved by the movie, to the point of tears. “The movie touched me, and to be honest, I was crying. I just could not hold my tears. The movie was moving, and emotional, it spoke volumes. It showed the power of temptation and nobody can assume that as long as you are in this flesh, you are above temptation” – Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams.
“We want to use movies to tell the story of redemption and to let people know the love of God, His power, compassion, and mercies” He added.
“There is a lot more in store for Dominion TV. The vision we had when we started Dominion TV was for inspired and empowered living through Christ and there are so many ways to tell that story. We are making strides and changing lives and are coming out with a whole new children’s block of programming. We are so grateful for tonight. We are looking at the best of the best actors in Ghana who put their hearts into this. It was a genius move that brought a lot of life to the world” Added Rosa Whitaker who is also the President of Dominion TV.
“A Taste of Sin” – a Dominion TV production in collaboration with Sami’s Media, is an enthralling story that explores the power of faith, forgiveness and hope through the lives of two pastors intertwine- one tempted by a shortcut to success, and the other facing unimaginable trials in his marriage. As they navigate these challenges, they grapple with fidelity, temptation, and their own beliefs. The movie stars some of Ghana’s star-studded award-winning cast; Jackie Appiah, Majid Michel, James Gardiner, Abena Akuaba, and a debut cameo appearance by Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams. The production values are top-notch, with beautiful cinematography, stunning visuals, and a moving musical score that perfectly captures the emotions of the story.
A Taste of Sin is currently the number one movie across select Cinemas in Accra, attracting massive attention within the country and beyond. A Taste of Sin will still be showing until the 20th of April 2023 at Silverbird Cinemas in Accra Mall and WestHills Mall at 7 pm and 9:30 pm, as well as the Golden Eagle Cinema at Kumasi City Mall at 7 pm and 9 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the venue.
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