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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.

 

Omoni Oboli’s latest movie “The First Lady” set to hit cinemas in October

Sep 8, 2015 Still on Nollywood, Producer, director and scriptwriter Omoni Oboli is set to release her latest movie titled “The First Lady”, which is expected to hit the cinemas on October 1.

In this comic drama, the “Being Mrs. Elliot” producer plays the role of a street girl who longs for her knight in shining amour to come along and rescue her for the streets.

Written, produced and directed by Omoni Oboli the movie also stars Alexx Okubo, Joseph Benjamin, Yvonne Jegede among others.

 

Terry G moves to Nollywood with new film project.

21 May 2014 First up – from music to pure water business to movies. We hear Jump and pass singer Terry G is delving into Nollywood for a documentary slash mini-movie based on his career.

The film which was initiated by Fun Code Media is titled Fans Assembly and is in production for its first season.

EL Now News gathers that he’s working with stars such as Charles Awurum and Ken Erics. Judging from Terry G’s meteoric rise, his story would no doubt be fun to see.

 

ACTORS GUILD OF NIGERIA MEMEBERS SPEAK UP AGAINST ACCUSATIONS THAT THEIR CURSORY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENCY WAS TO SOLICIT FOR FUNDS AMONGST OTHER FAVOURS.

26 Feb 2014 Last week Nollywood’s crème de la crème stormed Abuja for a courtesy visit to Nigeria’s President Good luck Jonathan.

Now unsurprisingly, what seemed to be a casual homage to the number one man of the country sparked criticism with the media. Some connoting that the actors had gone to solicit for alms, find sugar daddies amongst other favors.

Clearly infuriated by the wrist-slap, actors such as Segun Arinze and Kabat Esosa, have spoken up to clear the clear on the erroneous reports.  Mr. Arinze has clarified that the AGN is apolitical and unbiased.

President of the actors  guild of Nigeria Ibinabo Fiberesima also used the opportunity of the courtesy visit to bestow the President with the honor of Grand Patron of the Guild.

The neighborly accost saw stars in attendance such as Ini Edo, Funke Akindele, Monalisa Chinda, The Aneke Twins, Desmond Elliot amongst others.

And that’s the news.