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A Night of Laughter! Joke Silva, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Joselyn Dumas attend the Premiere of “Potato Potahto”



After several months of sold out, award-winning screenings in some of the biggest film festivals across the globe, West African romantic comedy ‘Potato Potahto’ on the 16th of November held a star-studded premiere at the IMAX cinema in Lekki, Lagos.

In attendance were industry icons and a roll call of stars including Olu Jacobs, Mo Abudu, Biola Alabi, Kate Henshaw, Hilda Dokubo, Betty IraborUfuoma McDermott, Deyemi Okanlawon, Kunle Remi, Tope Tedela, Omoye Uzamere, Lilian Esoro, Ndidi Nwuneli and more.

They were joined by the film’s cast and crew including Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Joselyn Dumas, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Lala Akindoju, Nikki Samonas and Inya Lawal.

The premiere was hosted by star actress Ade Laoye who opened the screening with a fun rendition of the Potato Potahto chorus off of ‘Louis Armstrong’s ‘Let’s Call it off.’

Joke Silva who doubled as co-star and producer also expressed her gratitude; “Nigeria finally gets to see our labour of love, I am incredibly grateful for the turnout and the strong support from our colleagues, friends and family.!”

Directed by award-winning Ghanaian filmmaker Shirley Frimpong- Manso; the film stars OC Ukeje, Joselyn Dumas, Joke Silva, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Chris Attoh, Lala Akindoju, Adjetey Anang, Victoria Michaels and Nikki Samonas.

The movie tells the story of a divorced couple whose plans to share their matrimonial home results in chaos after the husband, Tony, brings in an attractive female house help. When his ex-wife, Lulu, then hires an attractive young man to help her out, a roller coaster ride of laughter, jealousy and tears ensues.

See photos:

Kemi Lala Akindoju

Kate Henshaw

Joke Silva & Olu Jacobs

Blossom Chukwujekwu

Mo Abudu

Uzor Osimkpa

Lilian Esoro

Biola Alabi

Joselyn Dumas

Shirley Frimpong-Manso

Ade Laoye

Betty Irabor

Ufuoma McDermott

Kate Henshaw & Kemi Lala Akindoju

Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Blossom Chukwujekwu & Joselyn Dumas

Nikki Samonas

Omoye Uzamere

Joke Silva & Mo Abudu

Tope Tedela

Betty Irabor & Olu Jacobs

Joselyn Dumas & Shirley Frimpong-Manso

Photo Credit: Ayamolowo Photography for Ascend Studios and Insigna Media


  1. Elle

    November 17, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Bellanaija, where have all your visitors gone? Plenty posts, zero comments. Are you guys comfortable with this cos I would have thought growing user base and engaging the community would be a core part of the strategy of a site like this.

    • Pat

      November 18, 2017 at 2:11 am

      Too many ads and ads that stop u from scrolling to the next article until u click on the ad. Its annoying so I just don’t bother to continue scrolling down.

    • Bolaji

      November 18, 2017 at 7:18 am

      They are all busy commenting on genuine posts!

      These ones lost credibility with the whole “the film screened at cannes” wahala! This also meant that Bella blocked a lot of posts so many people probably lost interest.

      And they have not learnt. Rven the first paragraph makes you roll your eyes.

      “After several months of sold out, award-winning screenings in some of the biggest film festivals across the globe, West African”.

      1. This film HAS NOT screened at ANY of the “biggest film festivals across the globe. ” ?

      2. West Africa has 16 countries or so. At most this is a Ghana / Nigeria coproduction.

      There is too much desperation and obsession with sounding grand or like it has done well abroad! Be authentic. be genuine and we will support.

  2. truth

    November 18, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Very true the annoying ads that start talking once you log on drove me away …and I used to be a bellanaija fan from the U.S haven’t been on the site in a while

  3. Bolaji

    November 18, 2017 at 7:19 am

    The posts are awaiting approval lol! Paranoia much?

  4. Leana

    November 18, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Love it. your ads are spoiling my experience biko BN

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