Personalities Toke Makinwa, Adebola Williams, Tosyn Bucknor, Yeni Kuti, Unamka Marycolette, Yewande Lawal, Sarah Boulos, Theo Lawson and Lamide Akintobi were present as new web series, Our Best Friend’s Wedding premiered in Lagos on Sunday, January 29, 2017.
The series, an initiative of an online lifestyle channel, REDTV, in conjunction with The Naked Convos and supported by the United Bank for Africa Plc is a romantic comedy drama which tells the story of a young man who panics and buys an engagement ring on a whim. He recruits his two female best friends to help go through a list of potential candidates and sets off a series of events that lead to a wedding.
The event also had he Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; the Chairman of UBA Plc, Tony Elumelu; the Group Managing Director, Kennedy Uzoka; and Group MD/CEO at Filmhouse Cinemas, Kene Mkparu in attendance.
Our Best Friend’s Wedding stars Chris Attoh, Adebola Olowu, Oreka Godis, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi and Timi Charles-Fadipe.
“Nigeria’s television production and creative industries have come of age with capabilities to contribute significantly to the country’s socio-economic development,” Lai Mohammed said. He contiued, “I recall that before the MOU we signed with the Tony Elumelu Foundation, we identified a plethora of problems in the creative industry, ranging from the systemic failure to lack of monitoring of intellectual property, lack of capacity.”
He added, “Nollywood, is the most energetic film industry in the world and it has a total estimated value of over $500 million per annum. It also provides jobs for thousands of people. But sadly, an estimated $200 million is lost to piracy annually because of the absence of formal, legal distribution systems.”
Watch the first episode below: