London Premiere of Obi Emelonye’s “Last Flight to Abuja”

Obi Emelonye‘s much anticipated film Last Flight to Abuja held its worldwide premiere at the Troxy, Limehouse, London, UK on Friday 8th June 2012.

In attendance were the stars of the movie including Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Jim Iyke and Ali Nuhu, Anthony Monjaro and Uru Eke.

The cast on stage at Last Flight to Abuja London premiere [image by Sync PHOTOS]

The movie was actually a project of Obi Emenloye’s which began in 2007. Originally inspiration came from the series of plane crashes that took place in Nigeria previously in 2006. However, with the unfortunate and timely  crashes that took place in Lagos, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana just over a week before the premiere producers chose to dedicate the entire evening in memory of all the victims affected. Before the screening of the film speeches and performance paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the fatal disasters as well as a one minute silence held in their memory. To pay further tribute the programme for the evening was designed with a black and white theme, and featured all the names of lost loved ones. All the names of the victims of the Lagos Air disaster were also displayed on screen at the end of screening.

A heap of guests filled the Troxy venue in order to mark the occasion inclusive of our very own Alexander Amosu, Gambian actress Fatima Jabbe, Designer Yemi Osunkoya, Actresses Ellen Thomas, Theodora Ibekwe and Marlene Abuha, Presenter Mary Shittu, Miss Nigeria UK Chi Chi Okafor, and Fashion Models Rachel Williams, Nana Afua Antwi and Janita Francis with a host of more friends, fans and well-wishers all in attendance;

Film Director Obi Emelonye

Cast members Ali Nuhu, Uru Eke, Anthony Monjaro

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Uru Eke

Anthony Monjaro

Fatima Jabbe

Marlene Abuha

Alexander Amosu

Gori Baruwa

ChiChi Okafor – Miss Nigeria UK with Guest

Mary Shittu

Ellen Thomas

Theodora Ibekwe

Nana Afua Antwi

Janita Francis

Rachel Williams

Sam Onigbanjo

Yemi Osunkoya

The movie will be out in UK cinemas from June 29th and will be released in Nigeria in August 2012

OK! Encourages you to check out this movie – it is indeed a poignant engaging story delivered with quality and attention, definitely worth the watch.

Words: Adeola Idowu

Photo Credit: SyncPhotos | Tash Wilson