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Monalisa Chinda, Desmond Elliot, Ini Edo, Rita Dominic, Alex Ekubo, Uche Jombo, Beverly Naya & More Stars at the Lagos Premiere of “Weekend Getaway” | Photos



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On Good Friday, the stars of the anticipated Nollywood film Weekend Getaway gathered in style at the Ocean View, Victoria Island, Lagos for the premiere of romantic comedy.

Although Ramsey Nouah and Genevieve Nnaji were absent at the premiere, the other cast and crew including Ini Edo, Emem Isong, Desmond Elliot, Beverly Naya, Uti Nwachukwu, Uru Eke, Alex Ekubo and Bobby Obodo brought star power appeal to red carpet.

Also spotted at the event were Rita Dominic, Uche Jombo-R, Chuks Chukwujekwu, Funke Akindele-Oloyede, Fred Amata, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Ene Maya-Lawani and Omoni Oboli.

Check out photos from the premiere!


Monalisa Chinda

Monalisa Chinda

Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot

Ini Edo

Ini Edo

Uti Nwachukwu

Uti Nwachukwu

Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic

OC Ukeje

OC Ukeje

Beverly Naya

Beverly Naya

Moses Inwang

Moses Inwang

Emem Isong

Emem Isong

Alex Ekubo

Alex Ekubo

Omoni Oboli

Omoni Oboli

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Solid Star

Uru Eke

Uru Eke

Basorge Tariah Jnr

Basorge Tariah Jnr

Ene Maya Lawani

Ene Maya Lawani

Bryan Okwara

Bryan Okwara

Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha

Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha

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Bobby Obodo

Franka Chiedu-Asindi

Franka Chiedu-Asindi

Belinda Effah

Belinda Effah

Uzor Osimkpa

Uzor Osimkpa

Oge Okoye

Oge Okoye

Yolanda Okereke

Yolanda Okereke

Tewa Onasanya

Tewa Onasanya

Da Bling

Da Bling

Yvonne Jegede

Yvonne Jegede

Adaora Ukoh

Adaora Ukoh

Monalisa Chinda & Ini Edo

Monalisa Chinda & Ini Edo

Uche Jombo-R & Monalisa Chinda

Uche Jombo-R & Monalisa Chinda

Uru Eke & OC Ukeje

Uru Eke & OC Ukeje

Fred Amata

Fred Amata

Anthony Monjaro & Chuks Chukwujekwu

Anthony Monjaro & Chuks Chukwujekwu

Funke Akindele-Oloyede, Rukky Sanda, Ene Maya-Lawani

Funke Akindele-Oloyede, Rukky Sanda, Ene Maya-Lawani

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Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna | Jossy Regb PR

Weekend Getaway Screening Schedule

  • Silverbird Cinemas, Victoria Island, Lagos – Time: 2:55 PM | 8:10 PM
  • Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja, Lagos – Time: 5:40 PM | 8:55 PM
  • Silverbird Cinemas, Abuja – Time: 12:05 Noon | 2:10 PM | 6:10 PM | 8:20 PM
  • Silverbird Cinemas, Ceddi Plaza, Abuja – Time: 11:10 AM | 3:20 PM | 7:10 PM
  • Silverbird Cinemas, Port Harcourt, Rivers – Time: 1:50 PM | 6:20 PM | 8:40 PM
  • Silverbird Cinemas, Uyo, Akwa Ibom – Time: 12:30 PM | 2:40 PM | 4:50 PM | 6:50 PM
  • Ozone Cinemas, Lagos – Time: 3:00 PM | 7:15 PM
  • Film House, Surulere, Lagos – Time: 12:30 PM | 4:30 PM | 8:30 PM
  • Film House, Calabar, Cross River – Time: 4:00 PM | 8:35 PM
  • Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Lagos – Time: 12:10 PM | 3:30 PM | 9:25 PM
  • Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Port Harcourt, Rivers – Time: 11:20 AM | 1:35 PM | 7:50 PM
  • Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Enugu – Time: 10:00 AM | 4:55 PM | 9:30 PM


  1. Jumzy

    April 2, 2013 at 11:57 am



    April 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    is Uru Eke wearing a wearing a wedding dress….stunning regardless!

  3. HRS

    April 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Chioma looks very simple and beautiful! Rita looks fab in that! Beverly, lovely! Alex, classy! Uche looks nice, but please do not cross your legs to pose in that kind of long dress, makes u look like that’s how ur legs are truly positioned and it’s an outstanding K leg! 🙂 All in all, red carpet dresses, not bad…. 🙂

  4. hayzey

    April 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Horrible photography. Makes everyone look tacky, which is really saying something, as 90% of them are already dressed in a tacky manner.

  5. agbeke

    April 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    lolll @ Jumzy I really dunno myself *sigh* only Chioma Akpotha stood out for me in her chic look.

  6. Isatou Dumbuya

    April 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    uti, Alex and Bobby ogbodo are realli lokin cute luv dem

    • Bunmi

      April 3, 2013 at 1:50 am

      Ah ah. Is it the same people in movie premieres every week? It’s like Mona Lisa, Des, Uche Jumbo , the calabar/cross river woman, and the rest are in a film group or something. They are always in one another’s movies. I don’t even watch nollywood films anymore or click on these movie premiere posts like I used to but it’s getting tiring seeing the same names, faces, with their old school fashion sense at movie premieres every week.

  7. Nneka

    April 2, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Everybody is looking somehow . . Whether na the pictures or their outfits? Inshort #okbye

  8. dont mention

    April 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    for the first time, only uche jombo n chioma chukwuka did it for me…….they look reallytacky

    • nnenne

      April 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      they did it for you and they look really tacky? contradictory much….

    • Sel

      April 2, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Pls check the meaning of tacky, before you disgrace yourself some where else

  9. Eniyan

    April 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Ene Maya Lawani, plzzzzzzz clean up ur act!
    Monalisa, that color is not right for u
    Omoni, we are getting there but u still need a stylist
    Beverly Naya, u just need some confidence and develop ur own style. U keep bouncing all over the place and always look unsure. Not cool. And just hire a good stylist, no more Mummy-dress-me-up!
    Rita, I know ure trying to be different but it’s starting to look like you’re against spending a little more money on looking goood. Learn from Genny & Omotola. You guys are in d same league but they outdress u all the time because they have good stylists. Invest and stop mising!!!

    Ini Edo, your makeup is FLAWLESS. xoxo

  10. trendyrammy

    April 2, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    nice pictures

  11. whocares

    April 2, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Oge Okoye bet why? Girl in blond weave, pink lipstick trout lips – “da bling”.. why you look like plucked chicken?

  12. ehi

    April 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    The guys stood out more.. Uti same pose all the time.

  13. pearl8O

    April 2, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Desmond, why now? whats with the hair? Cut it OFF!! Chioma n Monalisa look radiant.Love Ini’s dresss. Oge, e get as e be oh 🙂 Didnt notice Uche’s legs were crossed, lol, that dress isnt flattering , emphasises ur hips sis. Omoni, u kno u can do waaaaay better than this, love ur looks everytime but this…ur hair,make up, no. Emem looks good, but that colour doesnt do her any justice

  14. Yogurt

    April 2, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    @eniyan, omotola out dress Rita. How? Where? When? Abeg, park well.

    • Bassi & company

      April 2, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      She go park yoself!Omotola is choosy where she attends but knows her style and has horned it to a T!
      I liked Uru eke. Not sure bout the all white look ,but she looks good. Ini looks trim and beautiful but would have been better if she smiled.

  15. huh?

    April 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Alex is officially the best dress,but what is he noted for? Ene Lawani look classy and different,love the weight loss,for the first time I can see the beauty queen in her…Monalisa,what was that in the lower part of ur abdomen? Ini Edo make up and skin tone,look flawless! Emen isong,oh pls,I have never seen her look less tacky than this,ur body is busy itself,why add some busy fabric to it? Rita,Uche look nice…

  16. bey

    April 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Yes I agree with you,rita is becoming to look too cheap,rather than simple and clasyy look she is going for. Ene maya,yes CLEAN UP! Donno wat it is but cleanup! Monalisa that colour swallowed you! Idnt like utis colour block…. D lady in white long dress,ermmm its just a movie premier… D lady in long red backless gwn,CALL A STYLIST! Arghhhhh

    • Inosendanymanoh

      April 2, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      haters like u can,t see anything good abi? we know there were some bad ones but next time balance it…they are humans like you so cos they r in the spotlight doesn’t give you the effrontery to pour venom on them…

  17. Bey

    April 2, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Rita is looking simple nd I love it..uru eke I want yh beauty,,ur so beautiful with a flawless skin..da bling looks so horrible. Uti I’m so tired seeing u on this colour me up pls tk sum cue from yuh partner alex ekubo

  18. Ann

    April 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    This Rita’s stoned’ loook of late……loooove uche’sdress….monalisa looks fab…ini’s makeup- gal just hire the makeup person for keeps…. emem….i wont comment

  19. prim

    April 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    The Cameraman is either very Short or believes Snapshots facing the sky have some appeal. all the actresses look disfigured in these px

  20. linsey

    April 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Hmmmm they all look odd to me

  21. kokoqueen

    April 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    RAG DAY…Choi

  22. Naveah

    April 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Emem – Nne, please biko, abeg, mbok fire whosoever put you in that purple thing and the make up artist who totally clowned you. I know you want to up the ante on your style game since you do tend to have a boring red carpet presence but this is not the way to go.

    Desmond, Uti, Bryan – guys, style should be effortless. If I can see you straining to create a look then you are trying too hard. Take a clue from Alex Ekubo

    Basorge Tariah – bro, what happen nowwww? Please see Alex Ekubo

  23. Desperado

    April 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Two words: Uru Eke

  24. Susie

    April 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    @eniyan Abeg park well, most of what you said didn’t make sense. Monalisa, Ini and Beverly are my best dressed. Nice one

  25. Yoruba Geh

    April 2, 2013 at 2:41 pm


    • Omototun

      April 3, 2013 at 1:30 am

      O ma shey o, Ki Oluwa maa showa jare! sugbon ore mi, jo, ma fi capslock type mo, o je ko da bi pe on paruwo ni….Oshe, tie e na a da!

  26. konnie

    April 2, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Uru Eke, refreshing. Some had too much make up on or is it the photography?

  27. Aunty Prada

    April 2, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Loving Ini Edo’s makeup and look. Uru Eke also looks very nice.
    As for Bobby Obodo, I wonder whether he was going on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

  28. Grace Tsumbu

    April 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    hmmm Uti’s colour block concept not bad.

  29. Nomy

    April 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Ini Edo, FULLSTOP!

  30. FashionLagos

    April 2, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Emem Isong needs to stop with the contact lenses!

  31. Mariaah

    April 2, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    This person is Yvonne Jegede. Not saying she’s ugly now but this babe was in Tuface African Queen video with Annie and the other lady on low-cut…

  32. her royalmajesty

    April 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    uti and alex sooooooooo on point

  33. pearl8O

    April 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Ditto @fashionlagos

  34. Bassi & company

    April 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    She does . You go park yoself! Omotola is choosy where she attends but knows her style and has horned it to a T!

    • nene

      April 2, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      pleeeease! omotola has never and will never win rita dominic in dressing or style. yes she’s choosy about what she attends, mostly because she’s proud, feels too important, and nobody even has time for her except herself.

  35. Bassi & company

    April 3, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Baddy belle! See hatorade! Hahahaha….. From your tone, I’m sure everybody would have a clue who you are rest dear. Your boss is your boss!

  36. Mfon

    April 3, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Watched the movie… make sure it’s only on thursday at Silverbird you go and see it cos it’s not worth more that N500….. Too many storylines crammed into one movie without properly weaving it all together… There were a few funny moments tho…

  37. nonsense

    April 3, 2013 at 8:41 am

    i beggy omotola na who nooo. the woman na notice me (SS ) .
    too fAke and proud for nothing. dats why me and my self like my queen ebony to pieces

  38. PEACE

    April 3, 2013 at 8:45 am


    • lolu

      April 3, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Go and sit down somewhere! You are not a fan, stop pretending… Why does Omotola have to attend the event to ‘prove’ she is not arrogant? which i think by the way (that shes proud) is totally rubbish.. Why does she have to be attending all events? Id be worried for her if she started to show up in all of it. Omotola does not belong to any cliques in the industry, but dosent mean she dosent have prople who she considers as friends in the industry. Besides, the people have the premiere (RAA), Im not sure they have (Emem, Desmond et all) ever worked with her, so maybe they are not very close? Ive seen her in a few events this year as well. Stop the rubbish please! This thread isnt even about Omotola, at least wait till when they bring her matter here before antagonising her. Enjoy the pictures and stop saying nonsence about OmoT abeg!

  39. JADE

    April 3, 2013 at 11:14 am

    @Mfon, you are VERY VERY VERY wrong, the movie was absolutely beautiful. The characters executed their roles to a T and Alex Ekubo proved me wrong,he was one of the most hilarious Characters in the movie. the diff story lines were actually cohesive and i guess u wud have enjoyed it more if u had gone in to watch it with a less negative attitude. 🙂

  40. wiklo

    April 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    whao!…first time BN failed to post my entry… 🙁

  41. Mfon

    April 3, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    @Jade people have different perceptions… Don’t assume I went there with a negative attitude because you do NOT know me. I found it non-cohesive, you enjoyed it and I respect your opinion… Everyone will have their opinion… such is life… Next time, you can tell whoever you have a difference in opinion with that you think differently however, do NOT assume their state of mind or intention because you do not KNOW…

  42. Kathryn Cage

    April 3, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Rita, that pant looks like my Next capri pants. Is that what you now wear to events? You are known for style, please don’t stop!

  43. Teddy Bear

    April 4, 2013 at 2:53 am

    Rita Dominic is beautiful! Chai! See fine babe! No homo. Lol. I really wish my people would stop bleaching. It is such a degrading and disgusting habit. I hate it! And I don’t use the word hate lightly. See Ini Edo’s beautiful skin! Man! She has some beautiful skin! That is all.

  44. joy

    April 4, 2013 at 5:06 am

    I think Desmond Elliot is having a complex about his receding hairline, i think that’s why he won’t cut his hair.

  45. Nne

    April 4, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Shut up! The movie was on point and everyone said so! You are obviously a failed producer wishing you could produce something of such quality. Shior!

  46. Afro Puffs!

    April 4, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Thank you! That Mfon charcater must be an absolute kill-joy in real life! How can you say that about the movie? Either that or she has no sense of humour! Gosh! The movie was lovely. Great scenery, fine acting, hilarious plots… My favourite charcters were Alex and Monalisa, followed by Bobby Obodo and Beverly Naya. Genny too was the epitome of class. Bishop was just an ass! LMAO! Love, love loved the movie. Will go and see it again.

  47. Mfon

    April 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    LOL!!!! Human beings are quite amazing…..SMH

  48. Dessy

    April 4, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Emem likes moon peeps always, the woman is a racists please must it be moon people in all your films and premieres, look at Belinda of yesday, who is she, uru eke, ink all ways, we are tired of same people all the times old woman emen, spread our wings I beg

  49. Sunshine

    April 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Uru Eke, Rita and Yvonne Jegede all look so nice. Yvonne did put on some weight but she does look good regardless. Adaora and Uche both have beautiful faces and the girl in the aquamarine long dress in the second to last pic looks great – the dress really suits her skin tone and the length is perfect, her weave looks realistic and the length is perfect for her face and her face is not overly made up. Great job lady.

  50. Blessingjoe

    April 5, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Some nigerians ar jst so annoyin dey neva appreciate d works of our hardworkin entertainers,always complainin nd criticizin.wel 4 me dey al luk gud bt uche jombo nd beauty queen ini edo rocked it.nd d movie surely is an excelent master piece,thumb up 2 d director,characters nd d producers esp lovely ini this is her third production. Ini edo u ar jst 2 much nd d sky z ur startin point.go gurl!

  51. lizzie

    April 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Alex Ekubo is always on check on the red carpet…. had to say this.

  52. pretty

    April 12, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Eniyan together with bassi & company, like u both have something against rita,pls check all the events that rita has ever attended,my girl no dey slack,who is omotola to be compared with rita in terms of fashion.Genevive is good but she does not out shine rita too.But Omotola is no where close PLEASE CHECK ALL THE EVENTS EVER ATTENDED BY BOTH RITA AND OMOTOLA

  53. pretty

    April 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm


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