ASCEND’S OLU JACOBS, JOKE SILVA, OC UKEJE AND LALA AKINDOJU STAR IN ROMANTIC COMEDY ‘THE ROYAL HIBISCUS HOTEL’

The iconic Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva, our favourite leading man, OC Ukeje and the versatile Lala Akindoju co-star in soon to be released Romcom “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel”

Art imitates life as Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva play a couple; Richard and Augustina who enjoy a passionate love story  after 40 years of marriage.

OC Ukeje takes on the role of the dapper Felix who’s  in love with ‘Ope’ (Zainab Balogun) who is unable to reciprocate his love. Lala Akindoju is hilarious as Chika, a carefree receptionist whose career goals appear to be getting Deji (Kenneth Okojie) Ope’s boyfriend to fall in love with her.

The Royal Hibiscus hotel is the story of Segun and Rose Adeniyi, who run a hotel in a little town in Lagos, Nigeria. Their daughter, Ope, is living in London, working a dead-end job while trying to open her own restaurant. When Ope decides to return to Nigeria, she meets Deji, a charming young businessman with a secret that threatens her plans to restore the hotel’s fortunes.

The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is a production of Ebonylife Film. It was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival(TIFF)and will be in cinemas from February 9 2018.

Sizzling Movie ‘Potato Potahto’ Out in Nigeria Cinemas today – Watch the Exciting Trailer

African film Potato Potahto which has been screened to critical acclaim globally is finally set for the cinemas. Potato Potahto will start showing in Nigerian cinemas today.

The film packs a stellar cast including; OC Ukeje, Joselyn Dumas, Joke Silva, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Chris Attoh, Lala Akindoju, Adjetey Anang, Victoria Michaels and Nikki Samonas. Directed by Shirley Frimpong-Manso, the movie tells the story of a divorced couple whose plans to share their matrimonial home results in chaos after the husband, Tony, brings in an attractive female house help. When his ex-wife Lulu, then hires an attractive young man to help her out, a roller coaster ride of laughter, jealousy and tears ensues.

It will be released in Nigerian and South African cinemas on Friday, November 24th, and on Thursday, November 30th, in Ghana[btx_video type=”self-hosted” video_id=”1234″ video_url=”http://www.wildflowerpr.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/WhatsApp-Video-2017-10-16-at-9.25.32-AM.mp4″ poster_id=”1183″ poster_url=”http://www.wildflowerpr.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/banner-3.jpg”]

When a divorced couple decides to live together! Watch Joke Silva play Judge to couple in thrilling movie Potato Potahto

Potato Potahto is an African movie that is centered around the life of a divorced couple who decide to cohabit in their dream house.

Tony (OC Ukeje) and Lulu(Joselyn Dumas) take us on a roller-coaster ride of drama, laughter, anger in ‘Potato Potahto’ as they try to live in their matrimonial home with their hot helps.

The award-winning movie will hit Nigerian and South African Cinemas this FridayNovember 24th, 2017 and Ghana Thursday,  November 30th, 2017.[btx_video type=”self-hosted” video_id=”1237″ video_url=”http://www.wildflowerpr.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/WhatsApp-Video-2017-11-22-at-6.47.55-AM-1-1.mp4″ poster_id=”1183″ poster_url=”http://www.wildflowerpr.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/banner-3.jpg”]

Bringing The House Down! Laughs All Around as Potato Potahto Holds Star Studded Premiere in Nigeria

After several months of sold out, award winning screenings in some of the biggest film festivals across the globe, West African romantic comedy ‘Potato Potahto’ on the 16th of November held a star studded premiere at the IMAX cinema in Lekki.

In attendance were industry icons and a roll call of stars including Olu Jacobs, Mo Abudu, Biola Alabi, Kate Henshaw, Hilda Dokubo, Betty Irabor and others. They joined the film’s A list cast and crew including Shirley Frimpong Manso, Joselyn Dumas, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Lala Akindoju, Nikki Samonas and Inya Lawal. Other stars in attendance included Ufuoma Mc Dermott, Deyemi Okanlawon, Kunle Remi, Tope Tedela, Omoye Uzamere, Lilian Esoro, Ndidi Nwuneli and others.

The premiere was hosted by rising star actress Ade Laoye who opened the screening with a fun rendition of the Potato Potahto chorus off of ‘Louis Armstrong’s ‘Let’s Call it off.’ There were a lot of laughs at the end of the gripping romantic comedy.

Joke Silva who doubled as costar and producer also expressed her gratitude; “Nigeria finally gets to see our labour of love, I am incredibly grateful for the turnout and the strong support from our colleagues, friends and family, we hit the cinemas next!”

“I am thankful for the support of our amazing cast and crew and all our partners who believed in the vision and supported us in bringing our ideas to life, explained producer Inya Lawal. Thank you, thank you all! She added.

Directed by award winning Ghanaian film maker Shirley Frimpong- Manso; the film stars OC Ukeje, Joselyn Dumas, Joke Silva, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Chris Attoh, Lala Akindoju, Adjetey Anang, Victoria Michaels and Nikki Samonas. The movie tells the story of a divorced couple, whose plans to share their matrimonial home results in chaos after the husband, Tony, brings in an attractive female house help. When his ex-wife, Lulu, then hires an attractive young man to help her out, a roller coaster ride of laughter, jealousy and tears ensues.

Potato Potahto is a co-production of Ascend Studios, 19 April Entertainment Virgo Sun Ltd and Lufodo Productions . It hits Nigerian and South African cinemas on the 24th of November and makes its way to Ghanaian screens on the 30th of November.

Check out images from the Premiere below:[btx_gallery images=”1214,1215,1216,1217,1210,1219,1220,1223,1222,1225,1224,1218,1213″]Potato Potahto Lagos Premiere[/btx_gallery]

Potato Potahto Premieres at the Chelsea Film Festival |Bags 4 Awards at the Toronto Nollywood International Film Festival

Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Potato Potahto, the first Nollywood film to ever premiere at the Chelsea Film Festival in New York, premiered on 21st October and had in attendance Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Ken Attoh, Joselyn Dumas and Nikki Samonas. 72 short films from 19 countries were screened at the 5th edition of the festival which was founded by Ingrid Jean-Baptiste.[btx_image image_id=”1198″ link=”/” position=”center”][/btx_image]

A day before this premiere, the movie bagged four awards at the inaugural edition of the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. Awards received include Best Feature Film (Nollywood), Best Costume, Special jury awards for best actor (OC Ukeje) and Best Actress (Joselyn Dumas).

Potato Potahto tells the story of a divorced couple whose plans to share their matrimonial home results in chaos after the husband, Tony (OC Ukeje), brings in an attractive female house help. When his ex-wife, Lulu (Joselyn Dumas), then hires an attractive young man to help her out, a roller coaster ride of laughter, jealousy and tears ensues.

Already screened at five other international festivals, including the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and the Durban Urban Film Festival, Potato Potahto is a collaboration between Ascend Studios, 19 April Entertainment, Virgo Sun Ltd, Lufodo Productions and WB Entertainment.

The movie is set for release in Nigeria and South Africa on the 24th of November and Ghana on the 30th of November.[btx_gallery images=”1199,1201,1202,1203″]Insert gallery caption[/btx_gallery]

Potato Potahto: First Nollywood Movie to be screened at the Chelsea Film Festival

Potato Potahto, the first Nollywood movie to ever be selected at the Chelsea Film Festival, will be screened tomorrow, 21st October, 2017 by 8.30pm. This is coming after it opened the Silicon Valley Film Festival, and won the ‘Best Narrative Feature Film’ award at the festival.

Joselyn Dumas, the movie’s female lead in an interview, described it as ‘A fun, yet difficult story that reflects the struggles couples go through’. She described the cast of the movie as ‘one of the best group of people she has ever worked with on a movie set’.

Chris Attoh, who attended the Silicon Valley Film Festival, said he was ‘overwhelmed by the positive reviews the movie received during, and after its screening’.

The movie which packs a striking cast including OC Ukeje, Joselyn Dumas, Joke Silva, Lala Akindoju, Nikki Samonas, Chris Attoh, Blossom Chukwujekwu and others, is an incredible showcase of how international co-operation, talent and creativity can combine to give a wonderful and generally attractive film experience.

Potato Potahto tells the story of a divorced couple who decide to co-habit on equal terms in their former matrimonial home, but soon come to the realisation that the ingenious idea is easier said than done.

It is a co-production of Ascend Studios, 19 April Entertainment, Virgo Sun Ltd, Lufodo Production and WB Entertainment.

The 5th Chelsea Film Festival will commence on October 19th and end on October 2nd.

Potato Potahto heads to African cinemas| Set to premiere in Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana

Following a series of successful screenings in some of the biggest festival across the globe, West African romantic comedy ‘Potato Potahto’ will kick off its cinematic releases across the continent from November 2017. Potato Potahto opens in Nigerian and South African cinemas on the 24th of November and makes its way to Ghanaian screens on the 30th of November.

Directed by award winning Ghanaian film maker Shirley Frimpong-Manso; the film stars OC Ukeje, Joselyn Dumas, Joke Silva, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Chris Attoh, LalaAkindoju, AdjeteyAnang, Victoria Michaels and Nikki Samonas. The movie tells the story of a divorced couple whose plans to share their matrimonial home results in chaos after the husband, Tony, brings in an attractive female house help. When his ex-wife, Lulu, then hires an attractive young man to help her out, a roller coaster ride of laughter, jealousy and tears ensues.

Producer Inya Lawal is ecstatic about the movie’s upcoming cinematic release; “We have taken Potato Potahto round the world to an  incredibly warm reception, we cannot wait to bring it to cinemas home in Africa, this is just the beginning! “ she explained.[btx_image image_id=”1182″ link=”/” position=”center”][/btx_image]

For South African filmmaker Bonginhlanhla‘Mr. B’Ncube, more African film makers should adopt Potato Potahto’s unique form of pan-African collaborations. “This collaboration is a true representation of Africans coming together and saying, ‘we own this space, our continent, our people,’ let’s serve them and tell those African stories-to our people.”Mr. B attended the Cannes Film Festival premiere of the film and immediately invited the Producers to release the film in South Africa, his production company Sukuma Media which released the action comedy flick, Safe Bet (2016), is actively involved in the South African release.

Director Shirley Frimpong-Manso reflects on the film’s journey; “It has been a whirlwind taking our labour of love across the world. I have truly been overwhelmed by the universal acceptance of the movie, the unusual storyline and our incredible cast; I look forward to when Potato Potahto finally hits the cinemas.”

Potato Potahto has been screened to rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival, the Durban International Film Festival, the British Urban Film Festival, and the Silicon Valley African Film Festival. It was the first Nollywood film to screen at the Chelsea Film Festival and it heads to the American Film Market, the African International Film Festival and the Toronto Nollywood International Film Festival in November.

Potato Potahto is a co-production of Ascend Studios, 19 April Entertainment Virgo Sun Ltd, Lufodo Productions and WB Entertainment.

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