The much talked about Dubai Tourism Grand Premiere of ‘The Wedding Party’, held recently at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The highly anticipated event had a ‘White and Chic’ dress code which saw cast and guests alike step out in elegant attires.
Guests at the premiere include The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, Phillip Oduoza, Tony Elumelu, Kennedy Uzoka, Ayodele Subair, Jimi Agbaje, Biodun Shobanjo, Ruth Osime, Nkiru Anumudu, Patrick Doyle, Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs.
Others include The Deputy British High Commissioner, Simon Shercliff, Osagie Okunbor, Nicolas Vervelde, John Obayawuna, Peter Obi and wife Margaret, Debbie Ogene, Omobola Johnson, Mosun Ogunbanjo and Kaine Amacre.
The sold-out evening left guests reeling with excitement starting in the Bridal Court where they were welcomed with signature Baileys cocktails whilst posing for pictures. The train then moved to the Gourmet Board where a 3- course dinner was served.
Hosted by Bovi and Mimi Onalaja, the dinner had lots in store for the VIP guests including live performances by Seyi Shay, Isaac Gerald, Ruby Gyang and Timi Dakolo and raffle draws anchored by Headline Sponsor, Dubai Tourism.
Some of the night’s standout prizes include luxury accommodation courtesy Arabian Falcon, theme park passes courtesy IMG Worlds of Adventure; helicopter rides courtesy Alpha Tours Helicopter Rides and other VVIP gifts.
After dinner, guests were moved into a custom built theatre for the movie screening.
Set in Lagos, Nigeria, The Wedding Party, tells the story of Dunni Coker (Adesua Etomi), a 24-year-old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie (Banky W).
The couple took a vow of chastity and is looking forward to a groundbreaking first night together as a married couple.
Alibaba and Sola Sobowale- the Coker’s who were set to show off their affluence played the role of Dunni’s parents while the wealthy Onwuka’s, Iretiola Doyle and Richard Mofe-Damijo played Dozie’s parents. Both mother in-laws were at loggerheads with each other as the duo wanted to reveal who was the most influential and wealthiest.
The Coker’s who were given second place to the groom’s family ended up beating the Onwuka’s to a grand entry at the wedding while the guests could not help but give a dancing ovation.
The full capacity audience laughed all through the screening. After the showing, the Director, Kemi Adetiba, introduced her cast and crew led by Executive Producers, Mo Abudu (EbonyLife TV); Kene Mkparu (FilmOne); Naz Onuzo (InkBlot) and Laura Jeyibo (Koga Studios).
The screening also broke the record for the largest mannequin challenge in Nigeria with an entire theatre posing in tribute to the social media phenomenon.
The highlight of the evening was the Premiere After-Party held in The Honeymoon Bay with DJ Obi on the decks.
The Wedding Party’ will be in cinemas across Nigeria from December 16.