From the excitement that greeted the premiere of Opa Williams’ new comedy film, ‘Three Wise Men’, there are indications of a box office feat for the film which opened in cinemas across the country last week.
The comic movie, which is one of the Nollywood projects sponsored by Bank of Industry (BoI) under the NollyFund Scheme, was received with commendations by a huge number of celebrity stars, filmmakers, sponsors and the media at the Air Force Event Center on Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Directed by Patience Oghre Imobhio, it was a hilarious moment all through, as lead character of the film, Richard Mofe-Damijo, brought laugher-induced tears to the eyes of many with his carriage of Irikefe, a 64-year-old man who chooses the path of a playboy, bringing his two friends; Timi (Zack Orji) and Tobore (Victor Olaotan) into the ‘young at heart’ game.
Speaking to journalists on the red carpet, Opa Williams described the movie as a faith-based story that satirizes the actions and intents of the elderly trio in their mid/late 60s as they struggle to re-live their lost youth.
Other cast of the movie are, Ebere Okaro, Tina Mba, Thelma Nwosu, Uche Nwaefuna, Akunna Nworgu and Stanley Edirin Isokoh.
Guests at the event include Founder of Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), Ms Chioma Ude, President of Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Fred Amata, notable filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, veteran entertainer, Patrick Doyle, filmmaker Emeka Ossai, President of African Film Consortium (AFC), Mykel Parish and broadcaster, Agatha Amata.
Others are officials of BoI, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Africa Magic and Nigerian Breweries Plc among other sponsors.
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