Vanguard (Lagos)

6 October 2012

Nigeria: Day Ghollywood Invaded Nollywood

Photo: Yvonne Nelson/Facebook
Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson

Fans of Nigerian movies will not forget in a hurry last weekend's invasion of Nollywood by Ghanaian celebrities who were in the country for the world premiere of Yvonne Nelson's latest movie project, 'Single & Married.'

The movie made a dramatic entry into Nollywood, with a stunning premiere at the Silverbird Cinemas, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The premiere attracted hundreds of Nigerian movie fans and a large number of celebrities who trooped to the cinema to witness the historic movie with an amazing cast of different career backgrounds. It was directed by Pascal Amanfo.

Most of the movie's scenes were greeted with laughter and cheers ; an obvious indication that the movie served the purpose for which it was produced. It was not a comedy but there was enough scenes to excite movie freaks.

Some of the faces of Ghanaian celebrities at the event.

The cast which included Kofi Adjorlolo, Efya, new Ghanaian actors; Kweku Elliot, Chris Attoh, Eddie Watson, Tiffany, Nadia Buari, Tana, and Yvonne Nelson, put up a top-notch performance which wowed the audience at the premiere.

As anticipated, the premiere event ended with applause from the audience, with some screaming, "Congratulations Yvonne; this is a good movie. There are good lessons to learn from this movie."

The movie, narrated by Ghana's iconic presenter Anita Erskine, delved into the intricacies of marriage and the challenges of being single, with focus on young adults.

The storyline raised serious issues about why spouses cheated on their partners and how to stop them. But it was told in a rather subtle, entertaining way. It was indeed a must-see.

Also adding to the colourful premiere event was the number of Ghanaian celebrities who graced the red carpet.

Yvonne Okoro, Majid Michel, Prince David Osei, Eddie Watson, Fred Nuamah, songstresses Efya and Irene Logan and Fashion 101 anchor Sandra Ankorbiah were at the red carpet event to support Yvonne Nelson.

Ahead of the premiere, the celebrities visited some of Nigeria's influential media houses including Silverbird TV in Lagos, Rhythm FM and Cool FM.

It was quite interesting how the Ghanaian celebrities shook the airwaves. There were few azonto moments when Efya and host of the late Friday morning show on Cool FM, made some mesmerising dancing steps in the studio while other celebrities applauded them. Yvonne was expected to tour Africa with the movie, following reports that some African countries could not wait to see the movie and meet her and the cast.

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