EbonyLife Films has announced that its new movie, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel will be released on February 9, 2018.
Set in Lagos and London, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel tells the story of a passionate Nigerian chef, ‘Ope’, following her dream of opening an African restaurant in London. Frustrated by her lack of progress, she returns to Nigeria and discovers that going home can bring pleasant surprises.
The cast includes Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie, Deyemi Okanlawon, Kemi Lala Akindoju and OC Ukeje, with veteran actors Rachel Oniga, Jide Kosoko, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva. It was directed by Ishaya Bako.
Mo Abudu, Executive Producer, said:
The Royal Hibiscus Hotel has been a special project – it is a beautiful story of love, sprinkled with delightful comedic moments. We hope it resonates with the young and young-at-heart, and reminds them of what it’s like to fall in love. We are proud of this film and anticipate it being enjoyed in cinemas across the country.
The Royal Hibiscus Hotel soundtrack. It features a score by award-winning musician Cobhams Asuquo and songs by Johnny Drille, Falz and Simi, Mr. Eazi and Nonso Amadi.
Watch the trailer below: