In celebrating a successful cinema run, the cast and crew of Nollywood flick, The Wedding Party, last Sunday held a wedding-themed costume party at the Sky Lounge, Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.
The party, which doubled as a ‘record-breaking’ celebration, began on the red carpet where the glamorously dressed guests posed for photos. They were then ushered into the Love Lounge, welcomed by a choice of canapés and signature cocktails.
Guests were later directed to the rooftop terrace with its stunning view of the Lagos skyline and lagoon for the highlight of the evening – the official announcement of total box office takings now in excess of N450 million.
Following its theatrical release in December 2016, The Wedding Party racked up N203 million in just two weeks topping the 2016 Nigerian Box Office and becoming the highest-grossing Nollywood film ever.
Executive Producer of the flick, Mo Abudu states; “We set out, quite deliberately, to make a high-quality film that any Nigerian would be proud of and could relate with. ‘The Wedding Party’ has shown that the best Nollywood movies can beat the Hollywood blockbusters in their home territory. For the first time, Nollywood is competing with Hollywood at the Box office and winning…”
To toast the announcement, a 4-tiered cake was cut by the ‘celebrants’ while bonuses were presented by the Elfike Collective to its hardworking cast and crew including Director, Kemi Adetiba.
Set in Lagos, Nigeria, The Wedding Party is the story of Dunni Coker (Adesua Etomi), a 24 year old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie (Banky W).