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EXCLUSIVE: “The Wedding Party” will PREMIERE on the Opening Night of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival | Watch the Trailer on BN



WP_POSTER_LANDSCAPEThe Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) today announced that Elfike Film Collective’s ‘The Wedding Party’ will premiere on its prestigious opening night as a selection of the Spotlight City to City programme.

The premiere scheduled for Thursday, 8th of September 2016 will hold at the historic Elgin Theatre.

The Kemi Adetiba directed romcom stars some of Africa’s biggest stars led by Richard Mofe-Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Alibaba, Iretiola Doyle, Banky W, and Adesua Etomi, with the stars of the film expected to attend the premiere.

Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival says “We are pleased to welcome The Wedding Party by award-winning filmmaker Kemi Adetiba to the Festival, and are proud to present it to a global audience. Adetiba has delivered an exciting character-driven film on a grand scale, while putting her own unique spin on a familiar genre.”

According to Executive Producer, Mo Abudu “This will be the second time an EbonyLife movie is selected to screen at an International Film Festival of great repute, TIFF’s selection of ‘The Wedding Party’ is a true honour. I can’t think of a better place, or a better global audience for the film’s festival Premiere.”

Written by playwright Tosin Otudeko and Kemi Adetiba, ‘The Wedding Party’ is the story of Dunni Coker (Adesua Etomi), a 24 year old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie (Banky W). The couple took a vow of chastity and is looking forward to a ground-breaking first night together as a married couple. Alibaba and Sola Sobowale play the role of Dunni’s parents while Iretiola Doyle and Richard Mofe-Damijo play Dozie’s parents. Other notable names in the stellar cast include Zainab Balogun, AY, Beverly Naya, Emma OhMyGod, Lepacious Bose, Somkele Idhalama, Daniella Brown, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Ayo Makun, Enyinna Nwigwe, Kunle Idowu, Sambasa Nzeribe, Hafiz Oyetoro amongst others.

Bamidele & Tinuade Coker in The Wedding Party

Bamidele & Tinuade Coker in The Wedding Party


Felix & Obianuju Onwuka in The Wedding Party

Felix & Obianuju Onwuka in The Wedding Party

Dunni in The Wedding Party

Dunni in The Wedding Party

Dozie, Dunni & AY in The Wedding Party

Dozie, Dunni & AY in The Wedding Party

Dozie & Rosie in The Wedding Party

Dozie & Rosie in The Wedding Party

BN has an exclusive look at the trailer of the movie which you can watch below.


  1. Spunky

    August 16, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I will definitely see this one. That Ikechuku head slap was well received. Chai!

    • Mr. Egghead

      August 16, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Lol!! I felt if from here

    • ATL's finest

      August 17, 2016 at 6:58 am

      Lmao!! The spit flew from there to Rio ???. Perfect person to play it ( Mr. Banky). I will definity be watching & I hope they ve it on Netflix .. I’m in LOVE with this movie already. I can’t wait for Dec to get here.

    • Seriously

      August 20, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      This trailer is truly captivating. I’m proud of Nigerians. I have unpleasant memories of Nigerian movies my aunt forced me to watch, so I can connect to my Nigerian side. But, I’m actually looking forward to watching it. Please, make it available on Netflix.

  2. Sola

    August 16, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    AMAZING!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!! Must SEE

  3. T

    August 16, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    When i see things like this…my heart swells. Nigerians are good abeg. The casting…my goodness!i wanna watch this!!!There’s something about frank donga’s face that makes me laugh even before he says
    Zainab…the crazy wedding planner.PERFECT!

    Kudos to Tosin Otudeko and Kemi Adetiba.

  4. Red

    August 16, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    No lie, this looks GOOD!!!!!! Laughed through most of the trailer. “Abi I should call my tailor”??????. Ireti and Sola are A++++++. Can’t wait!

  5. Daniel

    August 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I was not expectating that! Brilliant trailer. Well done and much respect to EbonyLife Films, Kemi Adetiba, Tosin Otudeko, Filmone…in fact everyone abeg!

  6. Omotola

    August 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    must see!!!!

  7. xoxo

    August 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    PERFECTO!!!!!! Now this I definitely want to watch in the cinema. Brilliant cast, awesome story. This is IT.

  8. Great Lady

    August 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I will definitely see this. This movie is exactly what obtains in real life. Nice one

  9. Damnnnnnnnnn

    August 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    3 WORDS………………………
    Richard Mofe-Damijo

  10. Looks Good

    August 16, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I’ve got to say, this looks AMAZING! Sola Sobowale, I am here for youuuuuu!!!!! Only reason I can’t wait to watch this is the veterans in this movie, I could actually pay to watch this!

  11. Baby gurl

    August 16, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    WTF December??! So you mean I have to wait that long oh my. Can’t wait to see Sola Sobowale, Zainab Balogun, Banky and co. oh Lord let December come kia kia o. This trailer is too brilliant.

  12. Tru

    August 16, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    ???? Gosh I hope it’s on Netflix! That “Die by Fire” scene though ????

  13. Felinda

    August 16, 2016 at 5:55 pm God is watchin u ppl in 3D.

    shebi u know say BankyW drives in hits and traffic dollars so everyday BankyW. You mean to tell us that out of all images you could use for cover of this post this is what you found.

    God is watching you people in 3D, 4D sef issorai ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

    Bellanaija, I say to you, #TeamLeaveBankyWAlone he will marry when God saids so.


    August 16, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    The video no play again oh! Warrapen!

  15. JustSaying

    August 16, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Now this is a movie i can get excited about and look forward to by just watching trailer
    Unlike the many rubbish movie trailers bella post here – mediocre movies starring a bunch of mediocres

    this movie i am excited about definitely

  16. KitKat

    August 16, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Very impressive! Can’t wait to see the movie.

  17. Tolani

    August 16, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    The cast, the cast, the cast!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ireti Doyle, Sola, AY, Zainab Balogun, Beverly Naya, Ali Baba, Saka, Banky W all in one film? Wow is all I can say,all some of my favourite stars

  18. Tutu

    August 16, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    I must watch this! Sola Sobowale is a legend! The cast is nothing short of amazing. Kemi Adetiba #BossLady

  19. Dame

    August 16, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    My Bae of life Enyinna Nwigwe be shinning like a diamond in the sky!!!!! Love it! Sola Sobowale is my new Mama Gee! Noice!

  20. Ada Nnewi

    August 16, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Awesome movie. I laughed all through the trailer…December please come fast…

  21. "changing moniker"

    August 16, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    I’m here for Sola Sobowale! !! That woman can act!!!!!!!
    I’ll watch his movie, by God’s grace.

  22. Mr. Egghead

    August 16, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    How did they get all these gods in one movie?
    Fantastic trailer

  23. truthservedhot

    August 17, 2016 at 12:05 am

    The story is quite similar to Jumping the Broom (starring Angela Bassett) . Well, we’ll see how they were able to put a Nigerian spin to it.

  24. Sebastian

    August 17, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Wow! Great job from Adetiba and co. That head-slap is epic. I don’t know what Kemi said to Ikechukwu to convince him to go with it.

  25. Miss Ghana

    August 17, 2016 at 6:41 am

    this is so classy. we too can compete with americans from here o. i cant wait for more like this

  26. Somtoo

    August 17, 2016 at 7:54 am

    The way sola sobowale was dancing as she entered the reception hohohohoho…typical “we have arrived” dance
    Abi i should call my tailor hhahahahahaha…frank donga – you need the Lord

    • Somtoo

      August 17, 2016 at 8:13 am

      1.35 hahahahha,,,the woman is such a delight to watch

  27. Olayemi

    August 17, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Thanks for having me hold my stomach and laughing all morning. I can’t wait!

  28. Ammee

    August 17, 2016 at 9:17 am

    The Wedding Party is one of 8 other Nigerian movies showing at the TIFF 2016 City to City selection of movies. Here is the link. Bella Naija you should do a post on that. Here is the link
    There are lots of stellar Nigerian movies on display at TIFF 2016.

  29. jay

    August 17, 2016 at 9:19 am

    For African Contents you can go on Iroko Tv learn to support African Players in the digital space i always see will it be on netflix why not strictly irokotv

  30. [email protected]

    August 17, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I WANT TO WATCH!!!!!! I really hope the movie is as interesting as the trailer sha

  31. hmmm

    August 17, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Haaaahaaaa in frank donga’s voice shey I should call my tailor.., lovely trailer looking for the full film..

  32. Prince

    August 17, 2016 at 11:03 am

    OK. After reading all this comments i need not watch the trailer again. I WANT TO WATCH. Opari

  33. abi

    August 17, 2016 at 11:08 am

    love love love this! Cant wait to have a good laugh watching this with my sisters

  34. SISIEKO1

    August 17, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I cant wait!!!!

  35. Fabulous B

    August 17, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    This is making me gaga LMAO. Why December! Too long to wait

  36. Ever Green

    August 17, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    I really want to watch this movie and I can see why the comments above are just positive, i have been laughing like crazy.

  37. temitope

    August 18, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Lovely, cant wait to see this.

  38. Mrs oki

    August 19, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    My ribs hurt badly….oh my., Sola is something else with regular expression of “emi”?????

  39. QueenBee

    September 8, 2016 at 9:37 am

    abi i should call my tailor???? please leave me let me just die here

  40. Kucci Merkx

    February 21, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Where can whe get the list of songs played in the movie?

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