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@Nedoux: I WON an invitation to the Lagos Premiere of #IsokenTheMovie on BellaNaija! Get the Scoop on my Amazing Experience

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I was doing the online rounds just before going to bed on a Friday night when I stumbled on a post on BellaNaija inviting BellaNaijarians to participate in a contest for a chance to win tickets to attend the Isoken Grand Premiere in Lagos.

In my former introverted life, I wouldn’t have even considered doing this. I would have simply browsed the page disinterestedly and quickly moved on to the next post.

Well, I’ve learned that life is for the living and you never really know what might happen if only you tried.  And so I did.  I submitted my entry and was beyond excited when I was selected.

I am a big fan of Jadesola Osiberu; she adds a wonderfully fresh flavour to the Nigerian movie production space.

I had seen the ISOKEN teaser a few months ago; the vibrant imagery seemed to jump right off the screen and onto one’s lap!

I was literally counting down till June 16, when the movie was scheduled to launch at the cinemas. So, to actually attend the Grand Premiere was like the juicy cherry on top of an already delicious cake.

The dress code/theme was African royalty, and so, I thought Aso-oke seemed very fitting.  I sewed my pretty dress by myself a few months ago, from a blend of organza and silk Aso-oke re-purposed from my mother’s Gele (Check out my blog for more ideas on repurposing garments).

I attended with my friend Ijeoma, and arrived at the Landmark Event Center at about 6 pm.  It was my first time attending a movie premiere; it was such a glamorous affair.  It was lovely to see the celebrities up close, everyone looked so elegant.

With my friend Ijeoma

The highlight of my evening was meeting the talented filmmaker – Jade Osiberu; she was so down-to-earth and friendly.  It was also nice to see some of the great actors from her previous works on Ndani TV- Titilope Sonuga, Abimbola Craig, and Deyemi Okanlawon.

With the lady behind the movie – Jade Osiberu

With our fave SGIT Abimbola Craig

With actor Deyemi Okanlawon

Red Carpet posing with Titilope

ISOKEN The Movie was amazing, with a brilliant cast (Dakore Akande was perfect as Isoken) and a storyline that is so relatable.  I was particularly impressed with the intelligent and witty script.  Most importantly, there was a poignant lesson to take home.

It was obvious that a lot of thought went into the project, from the scenery right down to the soundtrack.  I can only imagine the amount of effort that went into nurturing the idea and growing it into a successful, well-executed film.  Nigerian Creatives have got so much potential.

ISOKEN is a must-see! It’s the poster child for the inspiring breakthroughs in Nollywood.  So, go watch it with your friends and family. I’m definitely going to see it again.

The premiere was a memorable experience; I had such a great time.

Thank you so much BellaNaija!

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21 Comments

  1. Dee

    June 15, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I love your dress. your are very beautiful.

    • Nedoux

      June 15, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Hello Dee,

      Thank you so much for reading this.

      I sincerely appreciate your kind compliment. 🙂

  2. Billionaire in grace

    June 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    You are gorgeous congrats on winning the competition.i wish I can be able to watch the movie soon on tv ?

    • Nedoux

      June 15, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Hi B.I.G,

      Thank you so much!

      It’s premiering at the Nigerian cinemas tomorrow- June 16, I’m definitely watching it again. 😀

  3. Nedoux

    June 15, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Hello,

    Thank you so much for the opportunity, I was truly happy to be there.

    I appreciate the BN feature too ! 🙂

  4. Mz Socially Awkward....

    June 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Honey, that dress is inspired! Repurposed aso-oke you say? Your ministry will go far, N’Aha Jesu. The shade, style and accessorising are so well put together and you look lovely.

    Congrats! Wonder if your theatre was as noisy as ours was, with the loud laughter and the plenty running commentary from different parts of the room during the movie…. but for some reason, it was one of those rare occasions where our noise-making somehow enhanced the viewing experience.

    • Nedoux

      June 15, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Hey Mz. S.A

      Lol @ “Ministry” A big “Amen” to that! God bless you. Thank you so much for your kind words!

      I agree with you, the running commentary & laughter actually add spice to the viewing experience. I must have squealed the loudest when I got the ending that I was rooting for. 😀

      Best wishes.

  5. Puzzles

    June 15, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    I am so jealous of you!!! Congrats though. I’m sure you had a really good time

    • Nedoux

      June 15, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Hi,

      Lol… Thank you so much, I sure did! 😀

      Isoken is a brilliant movie, you’ll enjoy it too.

  6. Ekene

    June 15, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    You look so beautiful. Your feedback on the premiere makes me look forward to seeing the movie…..

    • Nedoux

      June 15, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Hi Ekene,

      Thank you so much. 😀

      ISOKEN is a must-see film!

  7. molarah

    June 15, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    I was about to comment on the uniqueness on your dress, then saw the part on how you made it. It’s lovely! And nicely done too. I’m off to your blog for more.

    And good to know you had a great time. We will go and watch when it hits the main cinemas.

    • Nedoux

      June 15, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Hi Molara,

      Thank you so much! Kindly visit my blog, I’ve shared useful DIY sewing tips there.

      ISOKEN is out at the cinemas tomorrow- June 16, I’m certain that you’ll enjoy watching it 😀

  8. Dr Fumnanya

    June 16, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Proud friend???
    Looking beautiful as always?

    • Nedoux

      June 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      Hey Doc!

      Thank you so much! 😀 :-*

  9. Preciousgirl

    June 20, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Beautiful womean with an amazing voice. Looking forward to see the movie. Jade Osiberu is all shades of intelligent. She was in Technical class in Secondary school and one would ordinarily think she would be an engineer but here she is excelling in Arts. Thumbs up! girl

  10. Nedoux

    June 21, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Hi PreciousGirl,

    Thank you so much for your sweet compliment. 😀

    I agree with you, Jade Osiberu’s intelligence and attention to detail both shine brightly all through her screen-related works. She always delivers!

  11. Brigid Gallagher

    July 26, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Congratulations. That was an amazing experience. You look fabulous ?

    • Nedoux

      July 29, 2017 at 5:56 am

      Hi Brigid,
      Thank you so much! It was a fun day. 😀

  12. exceptionalstar

    July 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Great smiles!

    • Nedoux

      August 4, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Lol… Thank you so much. I was truly happy about this. 😀

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