The Executive Producer of The Wedding Party, Mo Abudu has disclosed that she was inspired to produce a film on a Nigerian wedding after attending a wedding last year.
Speaking at the media screening of the movie held at IMAX Film House, Lekki, Lagoss State, she stated that “I looked at all the drama that was going on at the reception and said to myself that a film has to be told about a Nigerian wedding. There is something special about a Nigerian wedding. That was where the inspiration came from.”
The cast and crew of the ELFIKE COLLECTIVE’s movie who were in attendance at the media screening of the movie included: Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Sola Sobowale, Iretiola Doyle, AY, Zainab Balogun, Beverly Naya, Somkhele Idalama, Mo Abudu; the director, Kemi Adetiba and others.
Meanwhile, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), a corporate entity which works to plan, supervise, develop, and market Dubai’s Tourism industry has officially announced its collaboration with Elfike Collective’s The Wedding Party.
The grand world premiere of the movie was selected by Dubai Tourism as part of its vision 2020 initiative. The vision was approved in May 2013 by His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, as a strategic roadmap to attracting 20 million visitors per year by 2020.
Speaking on the partnership, Mo Abudu said “Nigerians have a warm affection for Dubai. It is a favourite for destination weddings, family holidays and business trips. We are proud of this partnership and we look forward to treating some lucky cinema goers to an unexpected discovery of a city that we all love. We also look forward to hosting the representatives of Dubai Tourism in Lagos this November.”
Africa is a key source for Dubai, we firmly believe that there is a wealth of talent within the African community. We are pleased and honoured to have been given the opportunity to collaborate with ELFIKE COLLECTIVE which aligns with our objective and commitment to supporting and nurturing young film making talents,” Said Stella
The Grand premiere will hold on Saturday, 26th of November 2016 at The Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Guests can walk away with amazing prizes including luxury accommodation courtesy Arabian Falcon, theme park passes courtesy IMG Worlds of Adventure, and helicopter rides courtesy Alpha Tours Helicopter Rides. Dubai Tourism will be giving away other VVIP gifts to lucky premiere guests.