On Friday 19th October 2012, the city of Lagos played host to the creme de la creme of the Nigerian entertainment world as well as top socialites and dignitaries as one of this year’s most anticipated movie, The Meeting, a MORD Pictures production for The Audrey Silva Company co-produced by Mildred Okwo and Rita Dominic, starring Femi Jacobs, Nse-Ikpe Etim, Linda Ejiofor and Jide Kosoko, premiered in style at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.
The spectacular event was a sight to behold as guests were ushered into the arrivals lounge, which was decorated with black and white cut-outs of the movie’s cast as well as Hollywood screen icon, Audrey Hepburn and veteran Nollywoood actress, Joke Silva. The conference hall for the screening of the movie, transformed into a sophisticated and stylish theatre by Elizabeth R for all guests. The fruit and chocolate fountains proved a big hit among the guests even as they marveled at the large cut-outs of actors.
Following a star studded photo call, the host, Basorge Tariah Jnr which saw the introduction of special guests and dignitaries including Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Alhaji Umar Sanni, Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Senator Magnus Abe, Oronto Douglas, Alhaji Musa Bello, Florence Ita Giwa, Princess Abah Folawiyo, Erelu Dosunmu, as well as the cast, presidential speech by Diezani Alison-Madueke was delivered on behalf of His Excellency President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, welcome speeches by National President of the Association of Movie Producers and by Mildred Okwo.
With anticipation building up well into the evening, Chica Chukwu sang the National Anthem to start the event. Soon after, it was time for celebrated Nigerian songbirds Waje and Lami to serenade the audience. Waje looked radiant in a green dress as she belted out her most recent single “Oko Mi” while Lami had her rock chick glam on with an animal print peplum top and a pair of wet look leggings.
Soon after the opening credits rolled up on the big screen and the audience were captured for the next two hours and laughter, the audience particularly entertained by Rita Dominic’s feisty Clara Ikemba character and her antics.
CANDID EVENT IMAGES
As the final credits rolled, it was time for the cast and crew to take a bow in front of the audience which boasted noted Nollywood stars such as Joke Silva, Funke Akindele, Chioma Akpotha, artists Tuface Idibia, Darey Art-Alade, eLDee the Don, Tiwa Savage, Weird MC, Omawumi as well as the co-chairman of The Audrey Silva Company Rita Dominic, delivered a vote of thanks and bid the attendants a safe journey home whilst remembering the victims of flood disasters in different parts of the country.
After Party FUN
More images from The Meeting Premiere
Meeting Tv Promo below:
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Look out for The Meeting hitting your nearest cinema in the next few weeks.by