The Wedding Party is a 2016 Nigerian romantic comedy drama film, directed by Kemi Adetiba and produced by Don Omope,Zulu Oyibo and Ijeoma Agukorony, premiered on 8 September 2016 at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada and on 26 November 2016 at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.
The film is produced by ELFIKE Film Collective. The ELFIKE Film Collective is a partnership of four major production houses in Nigeria: EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios, respectively
The Wedding Party follows the shenanigans that go on during the planning of a high class wedding in Nigeria.
Dunni, a 24 year old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents, Engineer Bamidele and Mrs Tinuade Coker, is about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie, the handsome son of Chief Felix and Lady Obianuju Onwuka. The couple took a vow of chastity and are looking forward to a ground -breaking first night together as a married couple.
Between matchmaking attempts on the bridal train, a wedding planner on a mission to succeed, the unruly behaviour of some ‘village’ guests much to Tinuade’s horror, Dunni’s uncertainty about her new husband’s faithfulness during the time of their courtship, amidst colourful aso-ebi, eclectic music, small chops, and souvenir drama, we begin to wonder whether Dunni and Dozie will get through their wedding reception unscathed.
The wedding party stars; Adesua Etomi ,Banky Wellington ,Richard Mofe Damijo ,Sola Sobowale, Iretiola Doyle ,Alibaba Akporobome, Zainab Balogun, Enyinna Nwigwe, Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama, Beverly Naya ,Daniella Down, Afeez Oyetoro, Ikechukwu Onunaku, AY Makun, Emmanuel Edunjobi and Kunle Idowu.
Written by playwright, Tosin Otudeko and Kemi Adetiba, the original concept was conceived by Executive Producer, Mo Abudu and is an Elfike Collective Film – a collaboration of Africa’s leading film powerhouses – EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios, respectively.
‘The Wedding Party’ is the second offering from EbonyLife Films after last year’s FIFTY.
See BTS photos below.