Heartwarming romantic comedy from EbonyLife Films opens in cinemas in time for Valentine’s day celebrations
Lagos, 1th January 2018 – During a record-breaking Nollywood box-office reign as one of the producers of The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai, EbonyLife Films announces the cinema debut of its new movie, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (RHH), on February 9. 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.
Successfully screened at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), RHH was identified as a ‘Hidden Gem’ by the panel, and was the only Nigerian movie and one of just three African titles featured at the festival. The cast includes Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie, Deyemi Okanlawon, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju and O.C. Ukeje, with veteran actors Rachel Oniga, Jide Kosoko, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva. It was directed by Ishaya Bako.
The Royal Hibiscus Hotel will be released in cinemas on 9th February 2018, following an exclusive premiere in Lagos, Nigeria on February 4th. For more information, visit www.ebonylifefilms.com
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