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Pictures from the World Premiere of The Royal Hibiscus Hotel.

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.

The Royal Hibiscus Hotel cast members

An after party featuring a special performance from Nigerian music act – Nonso Amadi was held at the Only One Gallery, 5 Brock Ave, Toronto. Courtesy of Johnnie Walker Ng.

The special guests of honor were Mr. Foli Coker (DG – Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation) and his wife – Mrs. Aisha Foli Coker.

The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (TRHH) is a romantic comedy starring Kenneth Okolie, Zainab Balogun, OC Ukeje and Toni Tones. It also features Nollywood veterans like Olu Jacob, Joke Sylvia, and Jide Kosoko.

The movie has three premiere dates, the 9th, 11th and 17th of September. There is still no news on when it will premiere in Nigeria. I am thinking December, alongside the sequel of The Wedding Party.

This is what executive producer Mo Abudu had to say on IG:

Hello everyone. To God Be the glory. We had the most awesome night at our World Premiere screening at TIFF. Our audiences simply loved The Royal Hibiscus Hotel. It was such an honor to be so well received. Here are some pics! Thank you so much. #Team Royal Hibiscus Hotel.

Well, here are some pictures to feed your eyes on.

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Being the only Nollywood movie that screened at TIFF 2017, I am excited about The Royal Hibiscus Hotel. What are your thoughts on Nigerian movies going international? Let me know in the comment section.

Image source: EbonyLife TV’s Twitter.

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kechukwu is a freelance B2B/B2C blogger in digital marketing, health and fitness. Also a sucker for Music, Mobile tech and Movies with an uncanny interest in Nollywood.

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