All four movies executive produced by Mo Abudu are in the top ten highest grossing Nigerian movies of all time. She is business savvy like that. While she is the king (or Queen) of Nollywood Box Office, movies produced by her company, EbonyLife Films, have not been critically acclaimed. To be honest, they have not been great films. With The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, we can finally say Mo Abudu has given us a delightful rom-com.
It is a new year we are here to talk about the Nollywood movies of 2018 we cannot wait to see. 2017 was an interesting year for the Nigerian Film Industry. There were breakout stars, social media comedians getting lead roles – Frank Donga in Hakkunde – and minor roles – Wofai Fada in Catch.Er and The Wedding Party.
The only Nigerian movie – The Royal Hibiscus Hotel – scheduled to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was finally screened over the weekend at Toronto, and the team behind the film ensured it was a success. The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is a movie by Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Films and is directed by Ishaya Bako. They entered in style, trended on social media and represented the culture.
Upcoming Nollywood movie by EbonyLife Film, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, lands world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF); one of the most attended film festivals in the world. This marks a return to the festival by the Nigerian film industry.