EbonyLife Films has announced a new movie called “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel” which features Zainab Balogun and Kenneth Okolie, directed by Ishaya Bako.
The movie is scheduled to premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival as the only full feature Nigerian film.
The cast includes Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie, Deyemi Okanlawon and O.C. Ukeje, with veteran actors Rachel Oniga, Jide Kosoko, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva, many of whom are expected to join the director in Toronto for the screening.
Set in Lagos and London, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel tells the story of a passionate Nigerian chef, ‘Ope’, trying to follow her dream of opening a restaurant in London. Frustrated by her lack of progress, she returns to Nigeria and discovers that going home can have unexpected rewards. This is director Ishaya Bako’s second feature, following his debut, The Road to Yesterday.
Watch the teaser below.
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