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Movie of the Year? Mahmood Ali-Balogun’s eagerly anticipated movie “Tango With Me” starring Genevieve Nnaji & Joseph Benjamin premieres in Lagos



The buzz surrounding Mahmood Ali-Balogun‘s new movie “Tango With Me” has been intense for the last few months. The movie received 5 nominations for the 2011 African Movie Academy Awards and movie fans have been eagerly awaiting the cinematic release of the film. On Sunday 17th of April 2011, “Tango With Me” celebrated its world premiere at the Silverbird Galleria in Lagos, Nigeria.

The stars were out in full swing to felicitate with the renowned filmmaker and the movie’s stellar cast and crew. As expected, the movie’s lead actors Genevieve Nnaji and Joseph Benjamin captured the attention of the guests. Genevieve looked like a star in her blue Diamante Embellished Flapper dress by UK fashion retailer Karen Millen, she colour coordinated with her look with co-star Joseph who paired his black suit with a ruffled blue shirt. The premiere also featured major entertainment industry professionals including actress Stella Damasus, radio personality Oreka Godis, comedian Ali Baba, veteran media executive and broadcaster Patrick Doyle, musician Tee-Mac, gospel rapper BOUQUI, AMAA President Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, veteran filmmaker/TV producer Tunji Bamishigbin (He created the uber popular TV show “Palace” and movie “Most Wanted” which featured one of Genevieve’s first film roles), actor Paul Obazele, AMBO  winners Bhaira Mcwizu and OC Ukeje along with 2011 Presidential Aspirant/Entrepreneur Dele Momodu, Filmmaker/actor Kunle Afolayan, TV Presenter Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere and many others.

Based on feedback from guests at the premiere, this movie is definitely one to watch! It is a modern story told through a great script brought to life with solid performances. “Tango With Me” is opening in cinemas across the country during the Easter Weekend.

“Tango With Me” Synopsis

In the beginning…
Lola and Uzo are the perfect couple, their newly married life in front of them. All is well until the happiest day of their lives became the worst.
This event leads the couple on a journey of self discovery.
“Tango With Me” is a contemporary story about forgiveness about some of our core values as a people and our faith.
A story that proves that above all, Love does indeed, conquer all.

“Tango With Me” stars Genevieve Nnaji, Joseph Benjamin, Joke Silva, Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, Bimbo Akintola and author, Ahmed Yerima. The movie was directed by Mahmood Ali-Balogun.
You can listen to music from the Original Soundtrack for “Tango With Me” via

Genevieve Nnaji

Joseph Benjamin and Genevieve Nnaji

Mahmood Ali-Balogun

Stella Damasus

Mofe Duncan and Stella Damasus

Oreka Godis

Yvonne Vixen Ekwere


Bhaira Mcwizu


Mahmood Ali-Balogun, Dele Momodu & Peace Anyiam-Osigwe

Kunle Afolayan

Guests including Patrick Doyle, Ali Baba and Kunle Afolayan

Dekunle Fuji

Kemi Lala Akindoju & OC Ukeje

Tango With Me – Trailer

Tango With Me – Teaser Trailer

Tango With Me – Original Soundtrack – Ebisan


  1. Someone

    April 20, 2011 at 12:41 am


    • Senorita

      April 20, 2011 at 12:49 am

      lol!!! shd be sleepin.

  2. Jack

    April 20, 2011 at 12:45 am


    When shall we be fortunate enough to view something other than the absolutely boring drama of marriage and family, from Nollywood?

    • sweetie

      April 20, 2011 at 1:15 am

      my point exactly

  3. Ruth

    April 20, 2011 at 12:46 am


  4. momo

    April 20, 2011 at 12:46 am

    it’s only in nollywood that a movie gets an award before its release! 🙁

    • Chic

      April 20, 2011 at 2:43 am

      My dear na so o! No premier yet, not even been released and its already packing tonnes of awards. Only in Nollywood can that be done.
      The movie seems interesting though (Just wondering how i’d watch it across ocean! 🙁 soo sad)

    • tbn

      April 20, 2011 at 3:36 pm

      I fear oh, when I read that it has been nominated for several awards, and that it just premiered, i was scratching my head. SO who did the nominations o and was it based on the teasers or trailers that they got nominations? SMH. I have been hearing of this movie for so long that i thought it had been premiered a long time ago.

    • leggy

      April 22, 2011 at 2:24 am

      ummmm…you do know that some foreign films screen privately and in festivals and win awards before it gets premiered right? so why is it that when nigeria does it, it’s different?

    • Sephora

      April 22, 2011 at 1:56 am


  5. abby

    April 20, 2011 at 12:50 am

    yay I’m 5th?
    anyways i so can’t wait t watch this movie.

  6. ify

    April 20, 2011 at 12:54 am

    can’t wait to see it.

  7. luvbogg

    April 20, 2011 at 1:01 am

    when is it coming to ABUJA O! Dont Want to miss this o!

  8. uju

    April 20, 2011 at 1:11 am

    I don’t understand how this movie got nominations without the premier?
    Genny, still trying to figure out ur shoes, they look a bit boring.

  9. femininegurl

    April 20, 2011 at 1:15 am

    geneveive,looking more petite by d day

  10. veevo

    April 20, 2011 at 1:22 am

    is Bouqui rili serious. lookin like a broke down version of queen latifah. can somebody jstt give this misguided soul a stylist so she stops disgracing her damn self all the time

  11. veevo

    April 20, 2011 at 1:24 am

    is stella damasus now a wrestler. wat sort of belt is this abeg

    • Raphael Aigbugui

      April 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      LMAO.She’s d TNA knockout champion.nice 1.

  12. Gbagaun!

    April 20, 2011 at 1:55 am

    So looking forward to this, just wonder what will be the fate of those of us in a diaspora??
    Genny looks stunning and Joseph is just a gbona feli feli 🙂

    Btw, Kemi Lala should leave my hubby to be, OC Ukeje alone oh lol

  13. Brittle Paper

    April 20, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Wow. First nollywood movie where no one is shouting. Lovely.

  14. Sophie

    April 20, 2011 at 2:07 am

    @ UJU – You took the words outta my mouth, especially the toe nail polish, jeeez im cringing. I love the movie and all those wanting more than family drama from nollywood should have made that sci-fi movie Kajola a box office hit when it the cinemas, smh


    April 20, 2011 at 2:08 am

    so is it true that Stella is divorced and she is now dating Mofe Duncan? i heard it at first, but it seemed to good to be true. but now im having second thoughts….
    anyway, Genny looks nice! not really feeling the shoes, and the red lip is too much, but i think the dress is awesome, especially for her figure.
    Joseph Benjamin, the ruffles and bowtie is just over doing it.
    Stella, the hair looks NICE, better than the other short cut and the outfit is alright, not bad, just there.
    Yvonne Ekwere, i love her style!
    as for BOQUI….is this how you show up to an event after months of being MIA? na wa!

    • Naj

      April 20, 2011 at 11:59 am

      LOL!!! The Amaka you won’t kill me oh…See line up of compliments and queries. Anyway Stellz is looking good and Mofe try, Genny always impresses (Even when she doesn’t pull out all the stops) as for your final mention…I shall comment my reserve…

    • JOD

      April 20, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      Stella is not divorced. Her husband died


      April 22, 2011 at 6:26 am

      where have you been all these years? you didn’t know that she remarried? well, during her marriage, she hasn’t been acting, so you never got to see the credits roll and say “Stella Damasus Nzeribe” because she remarried to a guy named Emeka Nzeribe, and they were even on the cover of a mag (Mode Mag) i believe??? anyway, i heard the marriage was over as soon as it started, like after a year, and that she is now dating Mofe Duncan who is said to have some ties with RMD? hmmm….

    • Jess

      April 20, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      Mofe Duncan is Stella’s manager.


      April 22, 2011 at 6:27 am

      okay, cool beans, so the press was just giving out more lies? lol typical of Nigerian jungle media. but they don’t look half bad though

  16. Biggie girl'

    April 20, 2011 at 2:42 am

    naija doing their thing…
    good night y’all.

  17. Chic

    April 20, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Of all the Nollywood babes, Jenny knows to dress. I give to her, the babe dey try.
    The lady in akara bubble dress holding a blue hand fan….i’m rying to make out the fashion concept with a fan at the night event?? :-p

  18. Mrs Ada

    April 20, 2011 at 3:01 am

    I hardly comment on here, but need to give Genevieve props! She looks amazing! Looks like she lost some weight, from her face…

  19. Angel

    April 20, 2011 at 3:56 am

    I tought they said dele momodu was beefing with genevieve cos she supported goodluck jonathan on his presidential campaign,isnt he the one now supporting and attending gene premiere ummm na wa for nigerian media and there lies.Anyway genevieve nnaji looks flawless keep rocking high.

  20. chiko

    April 20, 2011 at 5:29 am

    looks like a nice event,am anxiously waitin to see this movie.btw i noticed that ever since jenny became d MUD chick, her makeup looks a bit much.i like her more when she has less makeup on,jst saw some pix 4rm a while back and she looked more lovely in them than her recent pix.pls she needs to tone dwn on her makeup. another movie to watch 4 is emems recent movie I’ll Take My Chances yet 2 b will b a blockbuster 4 sure 4rm what i saw 4rm some pix they took on set.


      April 20, 2011 at 7:31 am

      true that about the makeup thingy…

  21. Ready

    April 20, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Gorgeousness all around…except for the lady in black in the 2nd to last picture. Auntie, no. Genevieve looked stunning, I’m not even a stan, but I had to mention that.
    Concerning the awards without premiere thing, that’s not strange. Even in Hollywood, heavy/dramatic movies are already nominated for the Oscars & Golden Globes before their premieres..The King’s Speech? Black Swan? True Grit? All they gotta do is organize special screenings for the association which holds the awards, and voila. Pretty much every Oscar/Golden Globe/Spirit Award-nominated movie is released in November-December in select theaters, then they use those nominations to further advertize the movie which is later released nationwide. This just seems normal to me.

    • voicy

      April 20, 2011 at 8:49 am

      no mind naija pple, they just comment so blindly,haba!!! wen u are not sure about something you hush up!!!

    • Hilda

      April 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm

      Thank You jare. I was wondering what the heck the others were talking about. I watched rabbit hole yesterday, the first time i heard of it was during Oscar nominations. Halle Berry was nominated for golden globe for a movie i neither heard nor saw, i still haven’t seen the movie; i’m guessing it is not out on DVD. If the movie is good by critics, praises and award will given accordingly. From the trailer, we’re in for a good movie this April. Bad news for me, i have to wait for DVD.

    • bibi

      May 3, 2011 at 12:28 am

      thank you oo.. please tell them that even in hollywood movies get awards even before its release date.

  22. Eve

    April 20, 2011 at 8:20 am

    WOW genny is glowing

  23. Bimby

    April 20, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Genevieve looking like the star of the movie (that she is). love her look.

  24. stella

    April 20, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Genny n Stella! u are gorgeous as usual, Yvonne i love ur outfit, and Mofe did u swallow frog? Getting fatter by the day.


      April 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm


    • cheta nwakanma

      April 30, 2011 at 11:40 pm

      ouch….omg,easy on the dude naa(its stella’s bobo o)lol

  25. liza

    April 20, 2011 at 9:04 am

    This am sorry is the most boring …boring…movie premiere in Nigeria. where is the glamour? i mean all these old men, no babes…where are all her co actresses? and even actors?

    • Miss Thang

      April 20, 2011 at 9:35 am

      Why? Because there are no ridiculous outfits for you to laff at? Na wa o! The point of the premiere was to show the movie for the first time to the an invited audience. They did that so what is your stress? Abeg go for some other person to pick on jor!

    • Noni

      April 21, 2011 at 7:50 am

      Actually there are some ridiculous outfits; Joseph Benjamin’s springs to mind. He looks like a one man Mariachi band

  26. Dee Gurl

    April 20, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Genny looks luvly in the dress. Stella looks better than she did in the last post. Good work ya all.

  27. lenox

    April 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

    well im not looking forward to this, like jack said? we’ve seen this many times before…same story even sometimes more action…i.e kate hensaw’s stronger than pain, omotola’s A private storm and even mind game and so on…same marriage not being exactly what they expected theme …bla bla bla…trailer didnt help either, i felt like fast forwarding a trailer??? not cool…acting too looked too boring or was it too controlled? whatever.

  28. bee

    April 20, 2011 at 10:40 am

    i think genevieve is startg to look older by the day. She is pretty tho, love her

  29. toyin

    April 20, 2011 at 10:44 am

    why do all dis peeps look like they just left church n came for a show…… very glamlessss

  30. mii

    April 20, 2011 at 10:53 am

    the lady in the 3rd to the last picture..lwkmd..wetin hapun naa?
    Stella’s make up is gorgeous, im in love with gene anyday anytime but that nail polish e get as e be…shoes..hmmm okay i reserve my coment.

  31. goge

    April 20, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Lol…una wicked sha for this bella naija! almost fell off my chair at peeps calling genny …AUNTY GENNY! lwkmd! but truly she is ageing fast that last pic didnt do her justice! neck lost, too much makeup, legs look a bit discoloured…not sure bout th movie either but ill watch it …i watch all my leading lady in Naija movies…my way of supporting!
    that said? oya when’s bent arrows with stella and Ties that bind with omosexy coming…wey my popcorn machine at?

    • honey koko

      April 20, 2011 at 1:19 pm

      @goge Nothing do Genny”s legs o,infact those were d first things dat attracted me to d pic.She looke HAWT. Stella looks much better.Is she dating d Mofe guy now,i thot he was married.he wears a band on d wedding finger,i used to c it on Peak talent show.


      April 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      do some of you people expect genny to look how she looked in 2001 when she first started acting? lets be real here. even 7 years from now when she is getting closer to 40, people will still say crap like “she is aging!” and so? is she not a human being? why are we human beings so afriad of aging? are YOU not going to be aging also? lets just be real here and stop acting like actresses and actors are immortal. most of the time the camera on Bella Naija does no justice, just saying, and i think its her heavy makeup, cause on the screen she looks sorta different. but anyway, you get my drift.

  32. C

    April 20, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    @bee is she not getting older, i am sure u dont even look d same as u did a few months ago! Pointless comment!

  33. Jecinta

    April 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Cool stuff, can’t wait to see this……

  34. Still-Killing-Em (Ms Beautiful)

    April 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Whao this is some really grown up crowd. By the way all you yeye girls eyeing Joseph – he has a girlfriend and its me so move your eyes. Genny looks good but am still not like the hair, it looks bed nesty.

  35. Still-Killing-Em (Ms Beautiful)

    April 20, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I wish Genny will go out with Joseph – he is too cute for his own good. I knwo he looks way better tnan whacmacallit – that singer of a boy


      April 20, 2011 at 2:51 pm


    • partyrider

      April 20, 2011 at 6:17 pm

      buhahahahahahaha “whacmacallit – that singer of a boy” LoooL..
      kai BN readers will always make ur day 😀

  36. Florence

    April 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Genevieve looks every inch the superstar that she is. Her makeup is perfect…MUD is doing great. For those of you saying it is too much, look closely…the hair color makes you think its too much. If she had on black hair, you would not think so. And personally, I like the hair color on her…it softens her face. And the only weird thing about her shoes is that they’re not her usual sky high shoes, but they work perfectly. There’s nothing to criticize here…its not by force to comment.
    Stella looks on point, and I like the fact that both women supported themselves in each other’s premieres. Shows a whole lot of maturity.
    Kudos to Mahmood. Can’t wait to see the movie…

  37. Ayaoba

    April 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    nice event…but as usual, some ppl will spoil it wth their outfit…..
    Bouqui…ur shoes are nt just right 4 d outit!!!
    D lady in ball ankara….don’t seem 2 understand ur fashion statement!!!

  38. Wendy

    April 20, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Gen’s dress is really pretty and suitable for the event…dunno why her shoes are always a tad dodgy though.
    Aw, bless… see Uncle Dele Momodu! He’s wearing a shirt showing the total number of votes he won at the elections *straightface*

    • Bukky

      April 20, 2011 at 5:19 pm


    • Ready

      April 20, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      Lol…him & Prof. Utomi have been partying since the elections ’cause they know their levels. Buhari should take a note from them.

    • Roli

      April 22, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG, ur comment just finished me. wow!

  39. dewowo

    April 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    gene is looking older, gene is aging, bla bla bla… shaaraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap dia.
    the gurl is making her dole and som 1 is having a headache 4 dat? i tire o!

  40. OGE

    April 20, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    gene is always at her best and i love to see her act. i can not wait to see the movie too.

  41. SMH

    April 20, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I watched this movie and it was no movie of the year. Go check it out

  42. Teablinks

    April 20, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    look forward in watchin d movie.. have d sound track on replay.. lovin it

  43. ogg

    April 20, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    LOL i don’t get why peepz are complaining bout Genevieve’s makeup…. i think it looks nice, her hair is on point, her makeup is on point, even her legs (discoloured my butt) is on point, so why u lot stressing?? the blue nail polish on the other hand is a tad dodgy tho but watever, she looks sikk all d same

  44. TRINAH

    April 20, 2011 at 7:08 pm


  45. Afronubia

    April 20, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Genny wins again!!!!!!!!!!!! Bouquoi?!!! –

  46. Avner

    April 20, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Oreka, u look stunning n chick!

  47. coco

    April 20, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    but isn’t this supposed to be a premiere? wats wiv the evening gowns?
    Nigerians are becoming more trendy wiv awards,shows n all,but they also hav to know the appropraite dress codes

  48. goge

    April 20, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    am sorry oh, i noticed that every site you go to you see the amaka making quick interval comments! every blog! just curious is this what you do for a living? abeg no vex oh…its just a question…


      April 20, 2011 at 11:53 pm

      this website and nairaland = every site? please, im not the only one with the name Amaka, okay?

    • Chioma

      April 22, 2011 at 11:17 am

      who is the amaka by the way. is that @mxscharles ?

    • missy

      April 22, 2011 at 8:41 am

      lol ask her ooo!

    • Purpleicious Babe

      April 27, 2011 at 6:01 pm


    • Purpleicious Babe

      April 27, 2011 at 6:03 pm

      that is so random…..

  49. babychoo

    April 20, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    love Oreka’s choice of color in footwear. The coordination with her dress is really nice. Not feeling that giant thing on her chest though.

  50. Beverly

    April 21, 2011 at 6:10 am

    *Insert my made up spoiler here* So, they are celibate during courtship, wife gets raped on wedding night, enter other problems,maybe dude really has “issues”, they pray and all is well. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

    • SMH

      April 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      EXACTLY.. biggest waste of time this year.

    • spicy

      April 21, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      loooool same thing i was thinking

  51. lady

    April 21, 2011 at 6:38 am

  52. Oma

    April 21, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Genevieve is the epitome of great style.she rarely falters.
    love her.

  53. An observer

    April 21, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Stella damasus looks radiant. These days, she does wear unflattering clothing unsuitable to her body type. What do you think?

  54. Oleku!!!

    April 21, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I find that those most obsessed with Genny are the ones who feel they must criticise her no matter what. They are never constructive or reasonable but somehow sha they must be heard. Too much time and energy wasted on someone u claim not to be a fan of if u ask me.

  55. mabouxy

    April 21, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Dis is bad… real bad JOE BENJAMAIN ……nice one bruv… u GENE

  56. adnyl chicago

    April 21, 2011 at 11:48 am

    ok im wanting to see this movie was not a fan of hers because unfortunately i am just catching on to african that im addicted she is probably the only actress with the exception of a few that does not play the same role! thanks Genny(if I may be so bold) for giving us strong characters…and by the by who is that Man..I maybe married but surely not dead..gorgeous!

  57. ene

    April 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    looking forward to see this.

  58. Bamz

    April 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Genny & Joseph are so HOT 2gether. They look SO cute.The’d make a great couple. Imagine all the adorable babies they would have Joseph shld think of asking Gen out

  59. Bums

    April 21, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    awwww great

  60. NNENNE

    April 22, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Nollywood really need to step up their game with marketing and distribution. A lot of people, even non- Nigerians would want to go to a nieghborhood store and pick up these movies. Most times U either get old ones or pirated copies.

  61. eloho

    April 22, 2011 at 2:06 am

    is it that i never noticed it or does bhaira look funny? Genny looks good. And truth is Stella divorced her new husband. the first one died, the second she divorced. THE AMAKA was right.

  62. Salama

    April 22, 2011 at 8:16 am

    McWizu? LMAO…that name of hers just cracks me up. Sure, it may seem trivial but…loooollll. I’ve heard of McDonald, McMaster, McHenry but which one na McWizu? Lol!

  63. Me jare

    April 23, 2011 at 3:13 am

    boqui- since when did naija weather got to 9degree with that jacket of your? hehe everyone are in wearing dresses or some kind of…to d extent that people are using fans (even if u’re not girly girl gon sef…) and there u are (BAMN!!) in western look. i beg jare. U ARE IN NAIJA!!

  64. Lil miss sunshine

    April 27, 2011 at 10:18 am

    glad to see stella damasus took some good advice, she cleaned up nicely this time. Werk that jumpsuit Yvonne !. My girl Genny will always look good, she wont be 20 somethin for ever, so folks let it be. Am sure those nagging are almost hitting 40.

  65. Purpleicious Babe

    April 27, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Steall DAMASCUS looks fabulous….

  66. Purpleicious Babe

    April 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    ohhhhh I wana watch ohh….. its should feature in CINEMAS IN the UK jor…. as in… missing out on these movies mehn… sounds interesting and I wana watch ohhh…

  67. Purpleicious Babe

    April 27, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    They look HAWT together… I like a fresh face and this guy does it for me… swagger on point, looks, stlye etc everything on point…

  68. joy

    April 29, 2011 at 5:38 am

    please where can i get the full sound tracks to this movie? it is so classic.

  69. cheta nwakanma

    May 1, 2011 at 12:02 am

    bn readers…una dey vex fa! anyways genny i love u soooo much,u are the best thing that happened to ”nollywood”.bouqui take note and stop all this silliness*straight face*

  70. prity goddezz

    May 2, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    The lady in black… Her outfit is doing a tango with her!!! I rest my case!!!

  71. Nezed

    May 4, 2011 at 11:01 am

    As usual, Genny is always on point wiv her dressing… BTW, saw the movie, its just ok, nothing extra ordinaire…IMO!

  72. Ayinke

    May 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Been laughing here. Nice job everyone. I think when u’ve had a hard day, here is the place to be.

  73. Ayobolu

    June 22, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Bic Hoang looks amazing in my collection. I love designing for her

  74. ammy

    July 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    and what annoys me is that most of their stories are gotten from bollywood films like “set apart” which is a word for word copyright of indian film ” dil hai tumhara” featuring pretty Zinta. It is so annoying when u have seen these two movies

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