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#TIFF17: Mo Abudu, Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie, Kemi Akindoju at the Premiere of ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’



The cast and crew of EbonyLife Films latest movie took Toronto’s iconic Festival Street by storm last night for the World Premiere of  ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’.

Directed by Kaduna-born director Ishaya Bako, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is the story of Ope – a disillusioned chef working in London who returns to the family business she’s destined to inherit in Nigeria.

She soon meets and falls in love with Deji a charming, successful entrepreneur whose secret plan could jeopardize not just their budding romance but the future of the Royal Hibiscus Hotel.

Mo Abudu, Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Jide Kosoko, Rachel Oniga and Toni Tones all got glammed up for one of the world’s most famous Film Festivals.

See photos:

Kenneth Okolie, Mo Abudu, Zainab Balogun

Kenneth Okolie, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Zanaib Balogun, Rachel Oniga, Mo Abudu, Ishaya Bako, Jide Kosoko

Kenneth Okolie, Priz Nwanah, Ishaya Bako

Masai Ujiri

Toni Tones


  1. Corolla

    September 10, 2017 at 11:09 am

    This is the first time I have seen Kemi Lala look really nice! Love her hair,makeup, and dress.

  2. Anon

    September 10, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Zainab Balogun! A babe and a half!!

  3. Ada

    September 10, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Zainab’s dress is by who please….?

    • Bola

      September 11, 2017 at 4:19 am

      It’s by Andrea Iyamah!

  4. lilo

    September 10, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Zainab and Lala came to snatch edges! Bloooop! That’s how you shut ish down

  5. Elle

    September 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Thank you Jide Kosoko for rocking that agbada and repping our culture.

    • Tutelage

      September 10, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Yep. He looks badass in that agbada. Afridoma!

  6. chi

    September 11, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Kemi lala has added weight. it really suits her.

  7. SmashingM

    September 11, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Toni Tones looks good

  8. Mahka

    September 11, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Zainab, looking hella foine…
    Am taking tips on how to pose from you, Imaka…

  9. Bolaji

    September 20, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Ay ya. They premier a movie and the comments are about how some of the women look. Okay

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