BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Top Nollywood director and producer, Kunle Afolayan broke several bars when he premiered his new movie The CEO aboard a flight to France on June 1, 2016. The first of its kind exclusive premiere had the cast of the movie and several other celebrities in attendance.
Now, Kunle Afolayan is set to hold a grand Lagos premiere for the movie at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.
Set on a beautiful beach resort on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria, The CEO follows five top executives from across Africa who are sent on a one-week leadership retreat by a multinational telecommunications firm to determine who gets selected as the new CEO. Things go awry when one by one the executives are eliminated in sudden death circumstances, with the finger pointing to the last two remaining executive as prime suspects.
The CEO stars several stellar actors from all over Africa including Grammy Award-winning singer, Angélique Kidjo, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Wale Ojo, Aurelie Eliam, Nicolaos Panagio, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Fatim Layachi, Peter King, Hilda Dokubo. Nigerian singer Adekunle Gold and Moroccan artiste, Ahmed Soultan made cameo appearances in the film.
Speaking after the screening of the movie in May, Kunle Afolayan said: “The CEO is an exciting project, a truly pan-African film that boasts a stellar cast drawn from all across Africa. The movie will change the course of filmmaking in Africa, whilst undoubtedly and truly putting Africa on the global cinematic map.”
The movie will hit cinemas nationwide on July 15.