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Filming wraps on The Wedding Party 2 in Dubai

Eager fans are one step closer to enjoying the sequel to Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie

After a couple of weeks of shooting in the ‘Jewel of the Middle East’, The Wedding Party 2 is now in post-production, with many weeks ahead of editing footage, sound and special effects, before the film can be screened at its first festival.

The cast and crew worked amidst jaw-dropping scenery and spectacular venues, thanks to Dubai Tourism and a host of local partners. By all accounts the movie will be a visual treat. The director, Niyi Akinmolayan, enjoyed shooting in Dubai and is excited about the next stage. “It has been a remarkable opportunity to film in Dubai – it was magical and the team was awesome. We are thrilled to create something special for viewers and we are sure that they will be impressed with the movie,” he said.

A behind-the-scenes shot in Dubai with Somkele Idhalama and Ikechukwu Onunaku

A behind-the-scenes shot in Dubai with Somkele Idhalama and Ikechukwu Onunaku

Mo Abudu, Executive Producer for EbonyLife Films, was also delighted about being in Dubai. “We had a really tough schedule, but we are happy to be moving to the next phase. We are really grateful for the support we received from Dubai Tourism and everyone else in the destination who worked so hard to make it possible. We collaborated with some remarkable partners who treated us warmly and were extremely professional,” she said.

After long days on the set, both cast and crew were able to unwind at fascinating attractions, such as IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai Mall and desert-based restaurant Qasr Al Sultan, before retiring to sumptuous accommodations at Atlantis The Palm, Palazzo Versace, Armani and Ghaya Grand hotels. Some of these locations are featured in the movie but moviegoers will have to wait to see which ones make the cut.

For fans eagerly anticipating The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai, this dedicated team effort is a reminder of what they can expect – a hilarious, high-quality film that simultaneously entertains and raises the standard of filmmaking in Nollywood. The film will have its Lagos premiere on December 10, with cinema release in time for the Christmas holidays.

The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai is a production of The ELFIKE Collective (EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios) and is supported by Dubai Tourism, Wontra Travel, Tour Brokers International, Guinness Nigeria, and Atlantis The Palm, Palazzo Versace, Armani and Ghaya Grand hotels. For more information, visit www.ebonylifefilms.com.

 

“FIFTY” grosses over N400m ROI

Mar 28, 2016 EbonyLife Films’ debut movie “Fifty” has grossed over N400 million returns on investment, which includes almost N100 million in box office returns alone after a successful 4-month run in Nigerian cinemas.

The movie also generated income from global internet streaming provider Netflix, In-flight Entertainment deals, Video-on-Demand and many more.

Following the success of “Fifty”, the movie is set to be made into a TV series.

While the preproduction of the TV series is already underway, production is expected to kick off in the fourth quarter of 2016.

 

EbonyLife TV’s movie “FIFTY” set to premiere in London

Sep 8, 2015 The 21st century African women have come of age where they stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their contemporaries the world over.

This resilience and never-giving-up sprit is the theme of the Ebonylife TV movie “Fifty”, which is a riveting exploration of love and lust, power and rivalry, seduction and infidelity.

Set in Lagos, the commercial nerve center of Nigeria, the movie celebrates the pulse and energy of the city while exploring the diversity its residents from the view point of women.

Directed by Biyi Bandele and produced by Tope Oshin Ogun, “Fifty” stars Nollywood divas Ireti Doyle, Dakore Egbuson, Omoni Oboli and Nse Ikpe-Etim.

The movie is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, 17th October 2015, at the Vue 7 Cinema, London.

The Nigerian crowd will however have to wait for the special grand Nigeria premiere on the 13th of December 2015 at The Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, speaking of saving the best for last.

 

CNN tweets about EbonyLife’s debut feature film titled “FIFTY”

Sep 7, 2015  So, everyone is talking about EbonyLife’s debut feature film, “Fifty”, including CNN which tweeted about the film on Friday.

CNN highlighted that executive producer of “Fifty”, CEO of EbonyLife TV Mo Abudu, as well as Producer and Director of the movie, Biyi Bandele, want to show African women like never before.

The movie “Fifty”, selected to premiere at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival on October 17 stars Nollywood actresses Nse Ikpe-Etim, Ireti Doyle, Dakore Egbuson and Omoni Oboli.

Set in Lagos, “Fifty” tells the story of four African women coming of age, with similar aspirations and dilemmas.

“Fifty” will be premiering in Nigeria at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos on December 18.