THE WEDDING PARTY: OPENING NIGHT MOVIE FOR TIFF 2016
‘The Wedding Party’, a movie production of the Elfike Film Collective, premiered tonight as part of the City to City programme of the Toronto International Film Festival. The sold-out movie premiere held at the historic Elgin Theatre, to a full house.
Written by Tosin Otudeko and directed by Kemi Adetiba, this fascinating romcom features a heavyweight cast, including veteran thespian, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Alibaba, Iretiola Doyle, and upcoming actors, Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Somkele Iyamah amongst others.
The Wedding Party was introduced to a glad audience by a proud compatriot of Hollywood royalty, Mr. David Oyelowo; supported by Masai Ujiri, President of Toronto Raptors; both of whom expressed pride in the origin and demonstrated potential of story tellers from Nigeria.
Set in Lagos, Nigeria, The Wedding Party is the story of Dunni Coker (Adesua Etomi), a 24 year old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents; set to wed the love of her life, IT entrepreneur, Dozie (Banky W). The couple took a vow of chastity and is looking forward to a ground-breaking first night together as a married couple.
The Wedding Party’ opened to a rapturous reception, as the full capacity audience laughed and wailed from start to end. Alibaba and Sola Sobowale play the role of Dunni’s parents while Iretiola Doyle and Richard Mofe-Damijo play Dozie’s parents. Other members of the star cast include Zainab Balogun, AY, Beverly Naya, Emma OhMyGod, Lepacious Bose, Somkele Idhalama, Daniella Brown, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Ayo Makun, Enyinna Nwigwe, Kunle Idowu, Sambasa Nzeribe, Hafiz Oyetoro amongst others.
The 41st Toronto International Film Festival runs from the 8th to 18th of September, 2016. The movie will subsequently premiere in Lagos at The Landmark Centre, Lekki, Lagos, in November.
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