Audience Falls In Love With Royal Hibiscus Hotel At Delightful Lagos Premiere
EbonyLife Films serves up a heartwarming and satisfying concoction at enchanting Music-Food-Love festival.
EbonyLife Films, producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party and The Wedding Party 2, debuted its new romantic comedy, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (RHH), on Sunday 4th February 2018 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. It was the first public showing of the film to a large Nigerian audience and was a sophisticated and charming affair.
The stars of Nollywood came out to play in their gorgeous, Valentine-inspired outfits. They were joined by other notable individuals in business, the arts and politics, including Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mr. Femi Otedola, Mr. Jim Ovia, Governor Adams Oshiomole, Mr & Mrs Jimi Agbaje, Mr. Hebert Wigwe, Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, Mr & Mrs Ernest Ebi, Mrs. Onari Duke, Mrs. Obioma Imoke, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, Mr Nmandi Okonkwo, Mr Kennedy Uzoka, Mr Ayo Subair, Mr. Alex Okosi, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, Hon. Asuquo Ekpenyong, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, Mrs. Bola Adesola, Dr. Omobola Johnson, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and Don Jazzy. Stars of the film were all present, including standouts Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie, Rachel Oniga, Jide Kosoko, Deyemi Okanlawon, O.C. Ukeje and Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju.
The Civic Centre was transformed into a Valentine wonderland, decorated with flowers and giant prints depicting scenes from the film, beautiful photographs of the cast and clever quotes about the pleasures of food and love. Master interior designers DO.II and Interior Specifics created exquisite ‘love lounges’ on all three levels of the venue, allowing guests to relax in both comfort and considerable style.
The festivities began with captivating performances by brilliant artistes such as Tolani, Veentage Band, Kaline, Falana and Cobhams Asuquo and Johnny Drille, Reekado Banks and Tiwa Savage from Mavin Records.
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