The ELFIKE Film Collective, a partnership between EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios, organised a viewing of The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai, for members of the press on Wednesday, December 6, at Filmhouse Cinema, Lekki.
After months of anticipation, the production will finally be released on Friday, December 15 in every film theatre across Nigeria. The Grand World Premiere will take place on December 10, at Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos. Tickets for the event are still in high-demand, despite having being sold-out a month before the date. The film will also be released in key markets such as the UK, USA, Canada, Middle East, east Africa, west Africa, southern Africa and francophone African countries.
In a slight departure from the first feature – the highest-grossing Nollywood movie of all time – The Wedding Party 2 focuses primarily on the accidental proposal and subsequent wedding of returning characters, ‘Nonso Onwuka’ and ‘Deardre Winston’, played by Enyinna Nwigwe and Daniella Down. Fans will see the hilarious consequences of their cross-cultural marriage unfold and catch up with the lives of their favourite characters. Banky W and Adesua Etomi are ‘Dozie’ and ‘Dunni’, Ali Baba and Sola Sobowale are ‘Bam-Bam’ and ‘Tin-Tin Coker’, Richard Mofe-Damijo and Ireti Doyle are ‘Felix and Obianuju Onwuka’ and Patience Ozokwor is ‘Adanna’, a feisty new addition to the cast.
Mo Abudu, CEO, EbonyLife Films, was pleased with the robust turnout. “We’re grateful for the relationships with our media stakeholders. It was a pleasure having them be the first to view the film. Their support is important to us and we always count on it”, she said. Moses Babatope, COO, FilmOne Distribution, is optimistic, following the warm reception from local media. “We are looking forward to similarly successful press screenings abroad, as the film opens in other key markets.”