BY ESE DIBEBI
To mark the 2016 International Women’s Day, EbonyLife Films on the 8th of March 2016 hosted about 200 women to a special private champagne screening of blockbuster FIFTY at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas in The Palms, Lekki, Lagos.
“It is international women’s day and I thought it would be nice to extend a gesture to women everywhere of all ages and background and treat them to a private screening of our movie FIFTY,” Mo Abudu, Founder of EbonyLife Films and executive producer of the movie says.
The movie has been described as Mo Abudu’s quest to showcase African women coming of age, loaded with increasingly similar aspirations and dilemmas faced by their contemporaries everywhere, while yet navigating unresolved traditions and obligations.
The star-studded special screening had in attendance a special blend of movie and music personalities, captains of industry and socialites including leading characters from the movie Ireti Doyle, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Omoni Oboli, Nse Ikpe Etim, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju and Uzor Osimkpa who were presented with bouquets of flowers in celebration of their roles. Also present were Music sensations Omawunmi and Ruby Gyang, Mosun Ogunbanjo, Nollywood actress Kehinde Bankole and ‘woman’ of the moment Olajumoke Orisaguna amongst many others.
The women who worked behind the scenes of the movie FIFTY were not left out of the celebration as they were each presented with a gift by Mo Abudu.
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