UNIHIV-HIV/AIDS Movie Premiere for ‘Rebirth’

Chicago – Nigerians in Chicago experienced a ‘rebirth’ recently when UNIHIV, Project Inc, Naija Fitness, and Producer/Director Bolanle Ninalowo premiered the movie REBIRTH for the first time ever.


The movie is about HIV/AIDS and the realities of this disease in Nigeria and in Nigerian relationships. It starred an all African cast of Elebeli Elebua, Tuvi James, Ngozi Ezenou, and Ada Fergusen, and educated the audience on the importance of better sex practices and the importance of getting tested.


After the movie, director/producer, Bolanle Ninalowo who has vested interest in promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and has donated time and effort to the HIV/AIDS and African communities held a question and answer session where he spoke to the attendees about why he put the movie together. He along with Project Inc founders, Hassan Ninalowo and Ugo Asiegbu, were presented an award of excellence for service to HIV Awareness by UNIHIV.

UNIHIV handed out 200 red condoms at the event  as part of their 10K RED Campaign, as well as educational materials to educate Chicago-area residents about HIV/AIDS prevention.


 “Many times we are shown those affected by HIV/AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa well after their families have been torn apart by the disease, and/or when they have succumb to full blown AIDS. Here, Ninalowo talks about the effects of the disease at the time of infection, the social and economic impact, the stigma that needs to be removed and the hope for those infected.”-Angel Adelaja, Co-founder/Director of Operations UNIHIV


“It is an honor to work with Project Inc and Bolanle Ninalowo. The partnership was only natural when we saw that the commitment he had to this cause mirrored ours. It’s an amazing gripping movie with a fantastic plot and we hope that this movie can be used as a means to educate people on the importance of better sex practices and the importance of getting tested”- Tony Abara, Co-founder/Director of Business Affairs UNIHIV


The Chicago based Nigerians definitely came out to show support for this event and show their support for such a great cause. Promoters such as Fanzi, and Wale Spinero were out as well as the Nigerian DJs Coalition including the popular DJ DeeMoney, DJ Diesel, and DJ Fineboy, who also spun at the after-party.


The after party was at Mahoney’s Pub and Grille and people were still talking about the movie as they arrived ready to party.


Trendy Africa media is an official partner to UNIHIV.

Photos by Dare to dream photography





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