On Sunday, the 12th of December,and Filmhouse cinema, Lekki hosted celebrities, influencers and industry titans, as they pulled up for the premiere of Aki and Paw Paw, dressed in style and nostalgia. Some of the guests who made an appearance are: Hilda Dokubo, Daala Oruwari, Titi Kuti, Ayoola Ayolola, Liquorose, Nengi, Saga Deolu, Saskay, Praise, Josh2funny, AY Makun, Mai Atafo, Simi Drey, Taymesan, Taymi B, Bovi, Onyiibekeh, Enioluwa Adeoluwa, Chinonso Arubayi, Diana Eneje, Anto Lecky, and many more.
The theme of the night was “Old Nollywood Glam”, and a lot of guests were up for it with stunning outfits and superb make up, serving the Genevieve, Omotola and Rita Dominic vibes as it was known to us.
The evening started off with sponsor Diageo, who had their brands Orijin, Gordon’s and Mr. Dowell’s serving guests with mouth-wateringly delicious cocktails, whilst taking pictures on the red carpet, networking and playing games. The arrival of the cast of Aki and Pawpaw got everyone, including the media, very excited – as they showed up sticking to the theme. Chioma Okafor and Chinedu Ikedieze aka Aki, came in a sleek customized 1990 Mercedes-Benz 200e model, talk about a flash back! Osita Iheme aka Paw Paw followed suit in yet another sleek Mercedes-Benz and there was a frenzy of excitement and you could tell that that was the highlight moment everyone had been waiting for.
‘’The reception was beyond anything we could have imagined. We knew tackling one of the most treasured Nigerian IP/movies would be a challenge but the rewards from the crowd clapping and showing sheer joy made it worth the while. No one expected the content we presented. It isn’t a slapstick movie that people expect, it is a slapstick movie with a good storyline, clear message and one that fits the Christmas spirit in a time we need it more than ever. We hope the world feels the same way too.’’- Producers, Mimi Bartels, Chris Odeh, Agozie Ugwu, Aki & Paw Paw.
According to AY Makun: “I had a good time seeing Aki and Paw Paw. So guys, go out there and see the movie!”; the words from Saga Deolu are: “Aki and Paw Paw is interesting, funny, spontaneous and nice.”
The movie will be officially out in Cinemas nationwide from Friday, December 17th, 2021. For more information on the purchase of tickets, and every other thing, follow FilmOne and Play Network Studios. Watch the trailer: