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Nollywood Dazzling Stars Rita Dominic & Nse Ikpe-Etim Light Up the “Streets of Calabar” | Photos from the Movie Premiere & After Party

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“It was a night to remember”

Those were the words of guests at the world premiere of Charles Aniagolu‘s latest flick, Streets of Calabar last weekend. Hosted by the Cross River State Tourism Board, Spirit Creations and UNICEM, the event saw in attendance the movie’s cast and crew including Rita Dominic, Anthony Ofoegbu and Lisa Kill.

Also in attendance were Phone Swap star, Nse Ikpe-Etim, who sashayed down the red carpet in a backless floor length black dress with a thigh high slit in front, Chris Elvis, Mark Effiong, Mary-Anne Ochala and Janet Usimka.

Speaking at the premiere, the movie’s leading lady- Rita Dominic – who arrived in a form fitting black and white lace dress, said “I’m always nervous ahead of a movie premiere. As an actor you only see the film for the first time at the premiere event so you’re always wondering how your performance is going to be received. During the movie the audience really enjoyed themselves. They reacted very well to all the key moments, laughing at the comedic scenes and expressing fear and shock during the dramatically tense sequences. At the end of the movie when the audience started clapping and cheering I was very happy indeed.”

So what is the movie all about? A rep for the production company says it focuses on two down-on-their-luck scammers caught up in a web of scams, danger and murder. Movie critics also weigh in, calling it a world class production for its original backdrop, darkly comic riff and tense, rollicking action-gangster-thriller portrait, which places the production at the pinnacle of the Nollywood movement.

Streets of Calabar is out in cinemas now across Nigeria. Check out the photos!

Streets of Calabar Red Carpet Premiere

Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic

Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nse Ikpe-Etim

Anthony Ofoegbu & Lisa Kill

Anthony Ofoegbu & Lisa Kill

Mary-Anne Ochala, Chris Evans & Janet Usimka

Mary-Anne Ochala, Chris Evans & Janet Usimka

Uzoamaka Okoki, Elizabeth Oyibo Agu & Loretta Aniagolu

Uzoamaka Okoki, Elizabeth Oyibo Agu & Loretta Aniagolu

Mark Effiong, Jacqueline Bell, Rita Dominic, Mary-Anne Ochala, Anthony Ofoegbu, Janet Usimka, Lisa Kill & Chris Elvis

Mark Effiong, Jacqueline Bell, Rita Dominic, Mary-Anne Ochala, Anthony Ofoegbu, Janet Usimka, Lisa Kill & Chris Elvis

After Party

Lisa Kill & Rita Dominic

Lisa Kill & Rita Dominic

Nse Ikpe-Etim, Rekana Sharon Ojong, Lisa Kill & Rita Dominic

Nse Ikpe-Etim, Rekana Sharon Ojong, Lisa Kill & Rita Dominic

Chris Madubuko & Mildred Okwo

Chris Madubuko & Mildred Okwo

Frank Macaulay & Rita Dominic

Frank Macaulay & Rita Dominic

Patrick Aniagolu & Rick Grove

Patrick Aniagolu & Rick Grove

Rita Dominic & Nse Ikpe-Etim

Rita Dominic & Nse Ikpe-Etim

Jacqueline Bell (Executive Producer), Rita  Dominic & Charles Aniagolu (Co-Director)

Jacqueline Bell (Executive Producer), Rita Dominic & Charles Aniagolu (Co-Director)

Maurice Inok, Charles Aniagolu, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Rita Dominic &

Maurice Inok, Charles Aniagolu, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Rita Dominic & Chris Madubuko

Rita Dominic, Rekana Sharon Ojong, Nse Ikpe-Etim & Lisa Kill

Rita Dominic, Rekana Sharon Ojong, Nse Ikpe-Etim & Lisa Kill

Watch the Official Trailer

34 Comments

  1. annie

    December 27, 2012 at 11:13 am

    LISA KILL!!!!!!!1 killed it o let’s not lie heheheheh.Nse i luv ur look but ur strappy sandals, d front should have be slimmer just like d ones rihanna wears .Rita tried but lisa kill was da ish!!

  2. Sexxie

    December 27, 2012 at 11:24 am

    And Lisa Kill killed that outfit! Sheer elegance!

  3. SuSu

    December 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    The trailer was really odd! Won’t be watching this

  4. omoh

    December 27, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    frank macaulay nd rita look good together,dat is if frank is not married just saying

  5. Posh

    December 27, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Rita and even Genny are just two Nollywood actress you see and they ooze nothing but Respect. These ladies respect themselves by way of carriage, composure……you name it!
    I’m rita’s biggest fan! she never falls my hand

  6. Jia

    December 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Nse is a babe! I love her.
    Rita’s skin is so damn smooth but she needs to quit with these atrocious lace wigs.
    I dont understand this kind of “quiet” trailer but I wouldnt mind watching the movie. I want to give the movie a chance. The actors are fresh faces so why not.

  7. Winny

    December 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Rita looked a hot mess, the make up is not blended in properly, the wig or hair eeww, the gown is horrible on her she looks peggie or is she?. I have seen her look better. The trailer sucked.

  8. Olu

    December 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Nseee your arms are showing your age pls tone them up

  9. Bunmi

    December 27, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    i love Nse.

  10. Moni

    December 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    What is with Nse’s breast in that dress? ogaooo

  11. kessy

    December 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Rita Rita anytime

  12. Mary

    December 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Lisa kill, Rita Dominic then Nse

  13. kessy

    December 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    @posh u ‘ve said it all classy is d word to describe them

  14. lucy888

    December 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Nse and Rita nollywood baddest babes with style. i love them both….HALF CLOSE THE EYES GIRLS AND MOVE ON….thats how its done!!!!

  15. Joan

    December 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Nse all day!!!!!! 🙂

  16. NNENNE

    December 27, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    A must watch, I must say!

  17. merry xmas BN readers

    December 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Lisa Kill,actually nail the outfit..look how been slim can be wowwwww! I have actually seen a model that rock Rita dress,and it actually look better,than on Rita body,the dress make her look fat…Nse is a gorgeous hell of a lady,but hey,so many Drama going in that dress…

  18. sonalove

    December 27, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    ohhhh dear.. miss nse ikpe etim!!! yyyyy???? this look is only meant for the runway and not off the runway in anyways..

  19. Missbirkin

    December 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Oh hi Rita! It’s been ages since I last saw u. Looking good as always.

  20. Felicitibelle

    December 27, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Lisa kill’s dress is super

  21. Lolly

    December 27, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    D dress dsnt look flattering on Rita…nd was up with d vamp look on nse

  22. sj

    December 28, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Nse is to die 4!!! I LOVE HER STYLE!!!!!
    BEAUTIFUL!!

  23. Sylvia

    December 28, 2012 at 3:53 am

  24. ann

    December 28, 2012 at 3:57 am

    And must SHARON OJONG(OYADIMA),always tag alone Jeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz she should get a life!

  25. akua

    December 28, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Nse,u takin pics jst relax n smile..#toostiff#

  26. kathy

    December 28, 2012 at 10:00 am

    HATERZ!!! they will never see anything good

  27. dee one

    December 29, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Seen d movie n its not all dat…if u plan to watch it in d cinema, don’t bother, wait for africa magic entertainment to show it den u wud hav saved ur cash n wasted just 2hrs of ur time but maybe wale ojo’s comedic antics wud compensate u for ur time wasted.

  28. Uche

    December 30, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Have just seen d movie and it was d bomb. Fantastic. I think everyone should see this movie. I really enjoyed the story and the action. Rita, Wale and Anthony were great.

  29. keechi

    January 1, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Rita looks gorg but honestly that dress does nothing for her body. Lisa Kill (idk her) SLAYED it; and why does Nse always appear better on film than in real life?? I don’t get it.

  30. Leila Bello

    January 1, 2013 at 7:10 am

    AT ALL AT ALL ME NO LIKE.. THE MOVIE IS ALL ABOUT GUNS…AND GUNS ARE BAD JUST LOOK WHAT GUN VIOLENCE HAS DONE ON THE 14 TH OF DECEMBER IN NEWTOWN CONNECTICUT.. THIS MOVIE PREACHES VIOLENCE..HERE IN THE U.S GOVERNEMENT, LAW PRACTITIONERS, LAWMAKERS, POLITICIANS ALL ARE TRYING TO COME TOGETHER TO FIND WAYS TO END GUN VIOLENCE.. AND NOW AFRICA IS TRYING TO COPY COPY LIKE BABOON…BREEDING VIOLENCE…IN AFRICA WITH THESE CHINESE CHEAP WEAPONS..THAT IS WHY NIGERIA IS DANGEROUS NOW… LAST TIME I WAS THERE ON VACATIONS THEY SNATCHED MY BAG..PEOPLE ARE JUST DANGEROUS NOW..BECAUSE OF THE GUN VIOLENCE..MOVIES WHERE PEOPLE ARE MAKING MILLIONS AND AFTER SOMEONE TAKES ONE ENTERS A SUPERMARKET, SCHOOL SOMEWHERE IN CALABAR AND JUST STARTS SHOOTING..ECHEEWWWWW!! ME NO LIKE

  31. babious

    January 2, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Age is catching up with Rita.. Nse love ur dress by black lipstick,really?!

  32. HAMMOND

    January 6, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    AGE IS JUST A NUMBER,BUT THIS PICTURE, I MEAN THE FIRST ONE IS THE MOST POWERFUL AND SEXIEST PICTURE IN NOLLYWOOD ALBUMS. NICE LADY, KEEP IT UP.

  33. Naveah

    January 11, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Rita Dominic’s dress would work right here in NY where it is 40 deg but in Nigeria? Nah! The wig/weave/lace front is so obvious and the make up is not right.

    Nse Ikpe-Etim – the black dress, black lip stick – it ain’t Halloween, ma.

    Lisa Kill – NOW that’s how it’s done!!!

    Mildred Okwo – I know you and Rita are REALLYREALLYREALLY close, please get hooked up with her stylist. The bubu and those things you wear on your head which my grandma had in her closet back in the day has got to GO. You can do better than this! What is it now? I know you have money. If you aren’t comfy in dresses and you don’t want to go the MC Weird route, find a comfortable middle ground but this mumu/head gear business is not a good look. You left California fresh and now looking older and tired in Nigeria where you are making more money and have more prestige than you had in LA.

    BN Post Police – over to you lol

  34. ThatGirl

    January 18, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Eh hem – Is Rita “losing her colour”? (gaining her colour)
    I quite like her dress though.

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