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First Photos! Kemi Adetiba, Mo Abudu, Banky W, RMD, Genevieve Nnaji, Adesua Etomi, Rita Dominic & more at “The Wedding Party” Premiere



It was indeed a star-studded event at the premiere of “The Wedding Party” on Saturday, November 26th 2016.

In attendance were, members of the cast – RnB heavyweight Banky W, who made his acting debut in this movie, Adesua Etomi, Sola Sobowale, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ali Baba, Ireti Doyle, Enyinna Nwigwe, AY Makun, EmmaOhMyGod, Saka, Kunle Idowu (Frank Donga), Ikechukwu, Beverly Naya, Somkele Idhalama, Zainab Balogun and more!

Other dignitaries and celebrities who graced the event were, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, Pastor Tony Rapu, Lanre Olusola, Patrick Doyle, Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, Genevieve Nnaji, Chigurl, Omoni Oboli, Ifeoma McDermott, OC Ukeje, Rita Dominic, Kemi Lala-Akindoju, Noble Igwe, Toke Makinwa, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Mimi Onalaja, Timi Dakola and many more!

Guests walked away with amazing prizes including luxury accommodation courtesy Arabian Falcon, theme park passes courtesy IMG Worlds of Adventure, helicopter rides courtesy Alpha Tours Helicopter Rides and other VVIP gifts.

The movie is set for release nationwide on December 16th 2015.

Written by playwright Tosin Otudeko and Kemi Adetiba, ‘The Wedding Party’ is an Elfike Film Collective production – a collaboration of Africa’s leading powerhouses – EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios. It is the first time industry giants will partner on a film project and with TIFF’s recognition is proving that Collectives can grow and prosper the continent’s film community.

Set in Lagos, Nigeria, 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.

The premiere also broke the record for the largest mannequin challenge in Nigeria with an entire theatre posing in tribute of the recent social media phenomenon.

See first photos:


Kemi Adetiba


Richard Mofe-Damijo


Adesua Etomi


Enyinna Nwigwe


Zainab Balogun


Denola Grey


Osas Ajibade


Banky W


Sola Sobowale


Denrele Edun


Mo Abudu


Mo Abudu and Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed


Toke Makinwa, Arese Ugwu, Nnenna Okoye


Kunle Idowu (Frank Donga)


Pastor Tony Rapu and his wife Nkoyo


Bolanle Olukanni


Arese Ugwu


Mimi Onalaja


Ufuoma McDermott


Tosin Odunfa interviewing Omoni Oboli


Tosin Odunfa interviewing Genevieve Nnaji


Lamide Akintobi


Beverly Naya


OC Ukeje


Ebuka Obi-Uchendu


Timi Dakolo and Noble Igwe


Banky W, Enyinna Nwigwe and Ikechujkwu


Akah Nnani


Kemi Lala-Akindoju and Lamide Akintobi


Dorcas Shola Fapson


Mo Abudu and her daughter Temidayo


The cast and Minister ofn Information, Lai Mohammed


EmmaOhMyGod and his wife Yetunde


Cynthia Kamalu


Selfie time! Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, Kemi Lala-Akindoju, Akah Nnani


The Wedding Cake

#BNatTheWeddingParty rrpost from @weddingpartymovie – #WeddingPartyMovie Executive Producer is here #WeddingPartyPremiere

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  1. Neemo

    November 27, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Nice theme. Everyone in their wedding outfits. Cute!!

  2. Beard gang

    November 27, 2016 at 8:58 am

    everybody looks really good..i bet they had so much fun….. cynthia kamalu you should have worn bum shorts now, to complete the look …lol.
    special shout out to beverly naya, your sexy scenes were the parts i enjoyed most in the trailer
    i hope this is better than ‘fifty’…lol

  3. Castro

    November 27, 2016 at 9:20 am

    People are starving in Nigeria and this simple Nigerians think it’s appropriate for such a silly lavish event. Nigeria is one big filthy ghetto and these people are wearing white. Half the women bleached and look alike between the overdone makeup and weave. Get you priorities in order Nigerians. Mo Abudu open a school/ academy for girls, a public library.

    • ebulin

      November 27, 2016 at 9:50 am

      At Castro don’t be sad it’s not that bad..they are not God, didn’t create the people so you can’t expect them to cater to their needs…doh

    • Allergic to Iberibe

      November 27, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Please shut up. I struggle to understand people like you. On reading the first sentence I was like Kai, this recession has made a lot of people very angry sha but then you started bashing the women and guests and I just pictured you as a very angry bitter woman, screaming with spittle flying every where.

      Not all Nigerians are starving, a good percentage of them aren’t, including you, since you are on the internet and not searching for food. The upper middle class has been growing in number these past 5 years so it might shock you to realize that ALOT of people are actually very comfortable in this country, millions of them. Left to people like you, Nigeria will only show starving kids and and everything wrong with the country forgetting that that is not all we are. There are educated, exposed and creative people like kemi Adetiba all over the country and they deserve to celebrate success.

      This is why white people are often shocked when they see that there are high rise buildings and tarred roads in a lot of African countries it is because they have just one picture of us. It is left to us to not dismiss those pictures or claim that they are untrue but to tell our own stories and celebrate our own successes alongside them and this event does just that.

      I’m not being insensitive to the plight of some people in this country, God knows that it is a source of constant heartbreak and worry for me. However, I do what I can to help anyone that I can in silence. The fact that Mo Abudu does not blow a trumpet every time she makes contributions or gives donations, that does not mean that she is not making them. So please breath and stop shouting.

    • Tomm.

      November 27, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      @allergic, WHY would you conclude @castro/someone going on a senseless rant is a woman?

      And, again, castro is a male-associated name.

    • #proudnigerian

      November 27, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      pls who are these very people that just come on any post and deem it for to insult Nigeria at the slightest opportunity ??if it’s not the men it’s the women ahh!! Is Nigeria holding you get another country to call home now odiegu every time no common positive statement just bitterness,hate ,anger is it your Nigeria? show me a perfect nation without issues now mtchewww i tire ?? @fakenigerian go to the obodo and marry white man for paper na we no do again your propaganda is too much .

    • Josephine

      November 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

      @ Castro, we have a long way to go in Nigeria and yes schools and libraries will help us get there but so will events like this. Nigerians used their God-given talents to write, direct and act in this movie. It is fitting that it should be promoted well so those talents are showcased leading to more opportunities. More opportunities for them will lead to doors opening for so many more of the gifted people you are saying need help. In the gloomy picture you painted people need the escape of a romantic comedy and all this glamour to distract and comfort. The Great Depression in 1930s America made Hollywood what it is today. People turned to the movies to forget their sorrows for a few hours and the industry blew up. Its not even that bad for us. Just to say there is a point to glamour. Its not just frivolous like you think.

    • nene

      November 27, 2016 at 11:46 am

      as much as i understand your point. this is a movie premiere, not a political event or frivolous event. even the bible says we shoudl rejoice no matter the situation. most of the people at this event are here to enjoy and forget their problems, nothing wrong with this.

    • Authentic Sunshine

      November 27, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      ThEya all look nice. You can’t even begin to hate. Castro, the economy has never been this bad but trust me people are turning things around themselves. Events like these are sooo IMPORTANT. They give the Nigerian entertainment world some sort or subtance and showcase us to the world. Hear this, they actually strengthen the economy. Do you know much has been spen on decor, photography, catering, fashion, transport, etc. It all adds up. Peace.

    • corolla

      November 27, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      @Castro, so people are not supposed to.make movies and have fun because there are poor people in Nigeria? Why don’t you open a school with your own money, and lets see how charitable you are. Better still sef, instead of having a phone and wasting your money on data data, why don’t you sell it and feed some poor people? A phone is not a necessity na. Olodo!

  4. Marlvina

    November 27, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Very classy event. Can’t wait for this movie to hit the cinemas. And Beverly Naya ? I’m patiently awaiting that moment I can style my natural hair like yours. All this shea butter & hair mayonnaise I’m applying better be worth it.


    November 27, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Take it easy na! It’s a movie premiere for work she has done. It might not be a school but everyone that was part of the movie or made this event a success was paid. So it might not be aiding world peace but it’s a step in d right direction. Meanwhile for the movie nice debut for both kemi and Banky! More to come.

  6. Truth-be-told

    November 27, 2016 at 10:36 am

    On the contrary, most of the ladies in the photos are even dark skinned (not that it matters anyway). Plus they look good. The decision to open a school/library should be left to her. After all, it is her money and not yours. Not so? Yes the economy is in shambles, we however do not have to wear it on our sleeves to let the word know that things are a mess. There are however other areas of the economy that have to be developed. Give it to us, we are celebrating things that are ours. Our talent et all.

  7. Bankie

    November 27, 2016 at 10:40 am

    I hope this is not gonna be like Fifity! All the hype and movie turned out to be TRASH!
    Adequate I hope you have improved your acting skill, cos the last I checked, you had more and more to improve on!

  8. Bankie

    November 27, 2016 at 10:41 am


  9. zeb

    November 27, 2016 at 10:52 am

    What is wrong with osas ajibade , d stress is telling on her.. I wonder what I will look like wen I av my baby..pls take care of urself….

    • Anon

      November 27, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Childbirth and motherhood have different effects on women.

      Sleep deprivation that’s it, no mother can run away from it. She’s bouncing back, she’s getting her glow back and she’s getting her figure back. Well done Osas.

  10. Abominable snow girl

    November 27, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Lamide looks so hot. ?

  11. Anon

    November 27, 2016 at 11:46 am

    She actually looks lovely.

  12. thegirl

    November 27, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Denrele’s madness has really upgraded

    • Marlvina

      November 27, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Lmao! ? no be small upgrade.

    • Hashva

      November 27, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      lol kinda reminded me of Johnny Depp in “chocolate factory” or was it “Alice in wonderland”…hmmm

  13. Lilian

    November 27, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    If Genevieve were to be an American, Beyonce would be intimidated by her confidence and poise. Genevieve is too classy and beautiful.

    • Amh

      November 27, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Hi Genevieve. In your dreams. Beyonce? With your plain Jane look. Why not pick your own levels like jackie appaiah or funke Akindele?, you are ordinary madam. Beyonce is a star. She’s the true meaning of star. Not coded girls parading as aliens.

    • huh

      November 27, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      Amh did you say plain jane? I bet you and all the females in your family lineage whether dead or alive cannot hold a candle to Genevieve’s looks.

    • Gogo

      November 28, 2016 at 12:22 am

      Lmao. Even the said beyonce doesn’t ooze one iota of confidence. These people are a joke. You talk about confidence on and off stage- you are talking Madonna and Rihanna.

      Bish please…???

  14. Suga

    November 27, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Genive is dark, beautiful and very confident and Rita is is always a stunner. Like everyone came so informed on how to look for this event. Very beautiful and classy red carpet!

  15. LOL

    November 27, 2016 at 12:41 pm


  16. Precy

    November 27, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Nice theme, amazing outfits. Toke, Genny, Rita and Beverly slayed as always. Mimi and Arese nailed it too. Uncle RMD, hot dripping chocolate ! Denola Grey, your makeup is on point! Denrele, you go well las las.
    All together great event!

  17. Baby gurl

    November 27, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Rita Dominic is a total babe I’m like obsessed lol haha she’s really d original RiRi! Auntie Shola Shobowale looks fab and gracious ?. Other fashionistas: Mo Abudu, Somkele, Lamide, Zainab, Genevieve and Tokstarr!

  18. A Real Nigerian

    November 27, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    “Not all Nigerians are starving, a good percentage of them aren’t, including you, since you are on the internet and not searching for food. The upper middle class has been growing in number these past 5 years so it might shock you to realize that ALOT of people are actually very comfortable in this country, millions of them.”

    This right here is the problem I have with Nigerians.
    A “good percentage” of Nigerians aren’t starving? What kind of stupid lie is this? Millions of people are very comfortable? 10 million comfortable people in a country of 180 million is a good number abi?
    We can sit here on BN and enjoy our comfortable lives but please have some empathy and don’t downplay the suffering of Nigerians just because you want to promote a false image of growth and prosperity. We keep lying to ourselves and encouraging mediocrity, that’s why we’ll never move forward.

    • tunmi

      November 27, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      How I wish we could post memes, that part was just so awkward. People outside Nigeria do visit BN.

      Anyways Sha, did NEPA take light? I increased the brightness on my phone and a lot of the photos still appeared dim. I didn’t quite get the glitz and glam in these photos. They look good yes but it is not quite IT. Maybe it’s the lighting.

  19. Fifi

    November 27, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    I was looking forward to Derenle and as always he didn’t disappoint! Loved the pink ensemble on him…every wedding deserves a flower girl anyways. Lol. And he is sooooo nice, he came to my friend’s and I and made us feel very welcome too. The movie however didn’t do it for me. I kinda preferred Fifty. Kemi should stick to music videos.

  20. Somto

    November 27, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Bella these pictures are horrible. Kindly employ good photographers that understand good lighting. Once again the obvious slayers came out to play Genny, Rita, Beverly and Toke. Slay on ladies and Beverly I would definitely be borrowing that design for my wedding dress. Amazeballs

  21. Anne

    November 27, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Osas take it easy and take care. Motherhood sure takes a toll on ladies.

  22. Eni

    November 27, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Dear BN,
    Please re-hire the photographer you quite possibly fired. Seeing these blurry, under-lit camera phone images for such an event, is not the high standard we have come to expect of this website.

  23. Ceecee

    December 23, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    You all Castro and those posting rude comments about someone’s effort should go get a job and a life. Its so pathetic that you dwelling on the recession in Nigeria; but lemme burst your bubbles while you here whaling people are there making it out of this recession. So stop hating peoples hard work cos you have no idea what they went through to get to where they are. So get a life, work hard and smile and most of all stop hating. Even Buhari can’t help all Nigerians.

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