On Friday 19th October 2012, the city of Lagos played host to the creme de la creme of the Nigerian entertainment world as well as top socialites and dignitaries as one of this year’s most anticipated movie, The Meeting, a MORD Pictures production for The Audrey Silva Company co-produced by Mildred Okwo and Rita Dominic, starring Femi Jacobs, Nse-Ikpe Etim, Linda Ejiofor and Jide Kosoko, premiered in style at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.
The spectacular event was a sight to behold as guests were ushered into the arrivals lounge, which was decorated with black and white cut-outs of the movie’s cast as well as Hollywood screen icon, Audrey Hepburn and veteran Nollywoood actress, Joke Silva. The conference hall for the screening of the movie, transformed into a sophisticated and stylish theatre by Elizabeth R for all guests. The fruit and chocolate fountains proved a big hit among the guests even as they marveled at the large cut-outs of actors.
Following a star studded photo call, the host, Basorge Tariah Jnr which saw the introduction of special guests and dignitaries including Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Alhaji Umar Sanni, Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Senator Magnus Abe, Oronto Douglas, Alhaji Musa Bello, Florence Ita Giwa, Princess Abah Folawiyo, Erelu Dosunmu, as well as the cast, presidential speech by Diezani Alison-Madueke was delivered on behalf of His Excellency President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, welcome speeches by National President of the Association of Movie Producers and by Mildred Okwo.
With anticipation building up well into the evening, Chica Chukwu sang the National Anthem to start the event. Soon after, it was time for celebrated Nigerian songbirds Waje and Lami to serenade the audience. Waje looked radiant in a green dress as she belted out her most recent single “Oko Mi” while Lami had her rock chick glam on with an animal print peplum top and a pair of wet look leggings.
Soon after the opening credits rolled up on the big screen and the audience were captured for the next two hours and laughter, the audience particularly entertained by Rita Dominic’s feisty Clara Ikemba character and her antics.
As the final credits rolled, it was time for the cast and crew to take a bow in front of the audience which boasted noted Nollywood stars such as Joke Silva, Genevieve Nnaji, Funke Akindele, Chioma Akpotha, artists Tuface Idibia, Darey Art-Alade, eLDee the Don, Tiwa Savage, Weird MC, Omawumi as well as the co-chairman of The Audrey Silva Company Rita Dominic, delivered a vote of thanks and bid the attendants a safe journey home whilst remembering the victims of flood disasters in different parts of the country.
Definitely a night of glamlour, now let’s talk fashion.
BN Fashion Buzz
BellaNaija Style has thoroughly gone through all the fashion hits and mishaps and here’s what we choose as some of the most fab looks.
Rita Dominic in Resplendent in a Sequined Blue Dress
Top Nollywood thespian, Rita Dominic sparkled at the premiere in a fab blue sequined dress. The movie’s leading lady, Rita Dominic wore a blue one-shoulder Phunk Afrique dress with a thigh-high slit and accessorized her look with an Ene Maya turban and diamond earrings, bracelet and rings. She finished off her look with chic make-up and cream and white pumps. Rita’s look was styled by Ebun Aboderin.
Nike Oshinowo & Oreka Godis in Gold
Ex-Nigerian beauty queen, Nike Oshinowo is known for rocking some of the most fabulous outfits from designers both home and abroad and for the premiere of the Meeting, she proved that age is nothing but a number in an age defying gold dress by french fashion house, Lanvin. She made the look more African by opting for Nigerian bead necklace and accessorized with a stud, black strap sandals and a chic up-do.
3LiveChicks co-host, Oreka Godis also showed up in a halter gold number by Obsidian, which she accessorized with gold drop-down earrings, black heels and clutch.
Who’s that Girl in Black?
It’s Glam TV reporter, Michelle Dede. Nigerian TV presenter who interviewed guests as they arrived, showed up in a floor length black dress with an alluring train. Keeping her look simple and fab, she opted for a up-do hairstyle, diamond studs and bracelet.
Hey, I Look Fab Too.
Other must see looks of the night include, Lydia Forson in a Ankara top with black skirt, Eku Edewor in a Grey dress, Rekana Sharon-Ojong in pink, Kalu Ikeagwu in a dapper all-black ensemble, Linda Ejiofor in Phunk Afrique, Sinem Onanbanjo in a gold sequined dress and Tiwa Savage in a green knee length dress
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Photo Credit: Dare 360D Photography | The Meeting PR