By David Ajiboye
Silent Cry is one of the latest movies from the stable of foremost gospel movie company in Nigeria, Mount Zion Film Productions.
The story revolves around a man of God, Pastor Joseph Mayowa who does not have time for his family. He devotes his whole life to his secular work and his church. This attitude of negligence greatly affects his wife and two children. Mrs. Mayowa secretly bears the pains of her husband’s unbecoming attitude alone especially as she does not want to expose his behavior to the congregation. Despite this, the duo has the ability to counsel other couples and mend their broken homes.
Along the line, Pastor Mayowa’s old time girl friend in secondary school, Moji, meets him after they have lost contact for about 24 years. Moji pressurizes Pastor Mayowa to refresh their old time love, but Pastor Mayowa refuses all her advances with the reason that they are now both married and more so that, he is now a born again child of God, and even being a pastor. However, this does not stop Moji from continuing in her advances to Pastor Mayowa.
The last plan for Moji is to trail Pastor Mayowa from Port Harcourt to Lagos, where the latter has been invited to preach in a sister church. Moji craftily ‘smuggles’ herself into Pastor Mayowa’s hotel room. This leaves the innocent Pastor puzzled as he wonders how the woman get to know about his programme, and even knows the hotel he’s being accomodated.
Meanwhile serious battle ensues between them in the room. His host Pastor Joel happens upon the event in the hotel room, and reports the incident to Pastor Philips, the General Overseer of Pastor Mayowa’s church, and after the emergency Ministers meeting, Pastor Mayowa is suspended.
This ninety-five minute movie proffered solutions for everyone passing through situations they cannot share or discuss with people. Silent Cry features artistes like Israel Ore-Adewole, Florence Adegunle, ace gospel singer-Tope Alabi, Lekan Asikhia and many others. The executive producers are are Evangelists Mike and Gloria Bamiloye and directed by Elvon Jarrett.
Photos by David Ajiboye