Movies of Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Source: Ameyaw Debrah
After pushing the boundaries and becoming one of the biggest selling African movies in cinemas across the UK with ‘The Mirror Boy’ in 2011, Nigerian film maker Obi Emelonye returns with an anticipated new movie set to premiere at the trendy Troxy Cinema in London, June 8.
‘Last Flight to Abuja’ is an air disaster movie based on actual events that took place in 2006; the year the gods of the skies were definitely angry with Nigeria and planes fell out of the sky like those black birds in the TV series ‘Flash Forward.’ In making this film, Emelonye has assembled once again an impressive cast that include Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, and Jim Iyke.
The Troxy Cinema premiere is expected see the stars of the film, Omotalo Jalade-Ekeinde, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Jim Iyke, Jide Kosoko, Uche Odoputa, Jennifer Oguzie, Uru Eke and Anthony Monjaro gracing the red carpet, with organisers of the premiere promising to make all guests feel like superstars, both at the event and at the After-party following the screening at Troxy.
Billed as potentially the biggest African movie premiere event of 2012 in London, what many people who witnessed Leicester Square stand still during the premiere of ‘The Mirror Boy’ are asking is this: Will ‘Last Flight to Abuja’ match the magic of ‘The Mirror Boy’? Obi Emelonye and Charles Thomson, producers of the film are confident that the film will meet and exceed the expectations of all those who have been clamouring for more quality stories, and quality production from Nollywood.
Tickets to the ‘Last Flight to Abuja’ premiere are available in advance only. Nollywood Focus, one of the film’s premiere partner is currently offering everyone who buys a ticket to the premiere before 31st of May, a small discount of 2.5% on the ticket price and a chance to win 1 of 2 free VIP Circle Seats. More information about this promotion is available at www.nollywoodfocus.com