Credit: Genevieve Magazine.
On Sunday 13th December 2015, 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 the most eagerly anticipated movies (described as Oscar-deserving movie in some quarters) , Fifty, produced by quintessential media personality, Mo’ Abudu premiered in style at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.
Interestingly, the event has gone down in history as the biggest film premiere in the history of Nigerian cinema. Musical performances were granted by, King Sunny Ade, Waje and Tiwa Savage.
Roll call of guests who thronged the venue to register their presence include Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister for Information and Culture; Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation; and Mrs Toyin Saraki, wife of the Senate President; and from the private sector, including Africa’s richest enterpreneur; Mr Tony Elumelu, Chairman, UBA Group & President Heirs Holdings; Mr Atedo Peterside, of Stanbic IBTC Bank; Mr Donald Duke, ex-Governor of Cross River State; Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, former.
Others include Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture; Mr Steve Ayorinde, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lagos State; Mr Tonye Cole, CEO, Sahara Group; Dr Doyin Abiola; Mrs Bola Adesola, MD/CEO, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria; Mrs Ibukun Awosika, Chairperson, First Bank Plc; Mr Phillip Udozua, CEO, UBA; Mr Segun Ogunsanya CEO, Airtel; Pastor Paul Adefarasin, House on the Rock; Mr Jimi Agbaje, Socialites Nkiru Anumudu and Ruth Osime; Mr. Folarin Coker.