BY ESE DIBEBI
The Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos was agog as various celebrities, socialites and the cast and crew of Hotel Majestic, gathered to celebrate the final episode of the critically acclaimed telenovella.
The event which was hosted by ace compere and television host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, featured performances from artistes and comedians including rave of the moment Y.C, Harry Song, Funnybone and Kenny Black. The gathering also provided an avenue for fans of the show to celebrate up close with their favourite cast members, even as Africa Magic, the continent’s leading provider of premium African entertainment content, promised more for its viewers.
Some of the faces spotted at the event include Patrick Doyle, Sadiq Daba, Ivie Okujaye, Tina Mba, Linda Ejiofor, Wole Ojo, Ibukun Ukeje, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Franklin Leonard, Olamide Akintobi, Shade Ladipo, Vixen Ikwerre, Zainab Balogun, Funke Bucknor Obruthe among others.
Speaking at the event, the Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “Tonight we celebrate the success of Hotel Majestic. We recognise that this level of success would be unachievable without the incredible support that our viewers across Africa and indeed the rest of the world have shown and we want to thank everyone who partook in the show’s success. The cast and crew have been phenomenal, even as Hotel Majestic officially provided a platform for many new exciting talents to shine.“
Following its premiere in January 2015, Hotel Majestic won over viewers across Nigeria and the rest of Africa with its fresh storyline, exciting blend of established and new talents, and stellar production. Over the course of the year, the telenovela went to garner acclaim amongst critics and fans alike.
“We are excited to announce that for those viewers who missed out on all the excitement of Hotel Majestic, the show will be rebroadcast soon on Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153). But the excitement on Africa Magic does not end there as this January we are also premiering Jikulumessu, an exciting Angolan series. In everything, the Africa Magic channels will continue being the home of the best entertainment for Africa by Africans,” Mba-Uzoukwu added.
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