The much talked about Dubai Tourism Grand Premiere of ‘The Wedding party’, held on the November 26 2016 at the Eko hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The highly anticipated and most sought-after invitation of 2016 had a ‘White and Chic’ dress code that saw cast and guest alike step out elegantly to the flashes and clicks of cameras.
The sold-out evening left guests reeling with excitement starting from the Bridal Court where guests were welcomed with signature Baileys cocktails whilst posing for pictures on the red carpet. The train then moved to the Gourmet Board where a 3- course dinner was served.
Hosted by Bovi and Mimi Onalaja, the dinner had lots of surprises in store for guests from live performances by Seyi Shay, Isaac Gerald, Ruby Gyang and Timi Dakolo to raffle draws anchored by Headline Sponsors, Dubai Tourism. Some of the night’s standout prizes included luxury accommodation courtesy Arabian Falcon, theme park passes courtesy IMG Worlds of Adventure; helicopter rides courtesy Alpha Tours Helicopter Rides and other VVIP gifts.
After dinner, guests were moved into a custom built theatre for the movie screening. The full capacity audience laughed from start to finish giving the screening a standing ovation. After the screening, Director Kemi Adetiba introduced her cast and crew lead by Executive Producers, Mo Abudu (EbonyLife TV), Kene Mkparu (FilmOne), Naz Onuzo (InkBlot) and Laura Jeyibo (Koga Studios).
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.
The highlight of the evening was the Premiere After Party held in The Honeymoon Bay with DJ Obi on the decks. Guests savoured delicious treats and themed cocktails from the Baileys, Ciroc and Johnnie Walker Bars not to mention Hans N Rene and Bollinger stands. It was a befitting climax to what had been an eventful evening.
Guests at the premiere included Alhaji Lai Mohammed (The Minister of Culture and Tourism), Phillip Oduoza, Tony Elumelu, Kennedy Uzoka, Ayodele Subair, Jimi Agbaje, Biodun Shobanjo, Ruth Osime, Nkiru Anumudu, Patrick Doyle, Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs. Others include The Deputy British High Commissioner, Osagie Okunbor, Nicolas Vervelde, John Obayawuna, Peter Obi and his wife Margaret, Debbie Ogene, Omobola Johnson, Mosun Ogunbanjo and Kaine Amacre.
The Wedding Party is poised to be the movie that keeps giving. In the unique “Win with The Wedding Party Promo” real life couples-to-be can win anything from Bridal Make-Up by Zaron Cosmetics, Cakes by Tosan, KOTS Catering, Complimentary venue hire courtesy of Dorchester Events Centre, Grooms’ Styling by Mai Atafo to Invitation Design by The Wedding Store.
Other sponsors of the premiere were Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Ciroc, Baileys, Airtel, Bank of Industry, Access Bank, Bollinger, Amstel Malta amongst many others.
‘The Wedding Party’ will be in cinemas across Nigeria from December 16 2016.