The highly anticipated premiere of the movie, TOBI might have come and gone but the memories and moments on the red carpet of the event would remain fresh in the minds of celebrities, fans and members of the fourth estate of the realm who were in attendance for some time to come.
Shortly after the red carpet opened, the night turned out to be not only colourful but came alive with activity as actors, actresses, artistes, models, On Air personalities and a broad spectrum of guests stormed the Ozone Cinemas, Yaba, Lagos.
The likes of Benita Nzeribe, Jide Kosoko, Sola Kosoko, Zeal, Monalisa Chinda, Nikki Laoye, Crozz, Susan Peters and the rest of the Nigerian movie industry were on ground to witness the premiere of the movie on May 18, 2012 as they had all earlier expressed their excitement over the movie.
The red carpet reached its climax when the producer of the movie, Emmanuel Ijeh arrived at the venue in the company the movie’s American lead actor, Mark Williams who played the role of Tobi Akinola in the movie as well as Nigeria ’s U.S-based actress, Chisom Oz-Lee.
After the familiar red carpet proceedings, guests and celebrities filed into the cinema hall to catch a glimpse of the movie that was shot in Far away New York and New Jersey.
By the time the movie rolled to an end, guests were filled with testimonies of brilliance as they lauded the effort of the producer and his ability take Nigerian movie industry closer to its American counterpart, Hollywood .
Meanwhile, the producer noted that the movie is presently showing in several cinemas across the country adding that it is a story worth witnessing. TOBI unveils a mix of Nigerians, Americans and Hispanic; Chet Anekwe (Phat Girlz, 30 Days, Unwanted Guest), Mark Lavan Williams, Jimmy Allen, Chisom Oz Lee, Arturo Castro, Patrick Dean and Elizabeth Ness.
The movie boasts of the deployment of first class legal battle antics beautifully woven into the court room scenes by Emmanuel (we haven’t seen such since the days of Matlock on TV; especially from Nigerian scriptwriters/filmmakers, romance, outstanding production incorporating good storylines, twisty plot, lovely cinematography, non-sloppy editing, powerful sound with its effects cued in at the right time, lighting principle adhered to, a good cast playing their roles with dexterity. It’s a thought provoking, socially/morally transforming, intellectually stimulating, visually opulent, captivating and interesting movie set to take the Nigerian box office by storm.
|Nollywood Veteran Actor Jide Kosoko|